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Deer hoist, Bubba style

Post by GunnyGene » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Bought one of those portable tripod hoists last week to help me get this season's carcass in the bed of my old beater Ranger. Last year, I almost couldn't load a small doe. Gettin' old I reckon. ;)

Anyway, I don't know why they called the thing portable, it weighs 50lbs and you have to stake it into the ground. :roll: Also, I discovered that the leg spread wouldn't allow me to back my truck far enough in between the legs to get under a hung deer ( I take the kill to a local processor).

Soooooo, time for my inner Bubba to get to work. Finished up this hoist that I started on yesterday. Some scrap lumber I had laying around and the winch (less the gambrel, don't need that) that came with the tripod. Attached it to a 4x4 on my shop lean to with 2 of the ground stakes that came with the tripod. Tested it by hanging my 210lb self from it and I didn't break it, so I reckon it's good enough for any of the local deer. And after I retrieve the deer with my lawn tractor trailer and hang it from the winch, I can back the truck up under it and drop the future steaks and burger in the bed without breaking my back.

In case anyone is wondering why I didn't just buy a truck mount hoist, the ground here can be pretty soft and I didn't want to risk getting stuck.

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Re: Deer hoist, Bubba style

Post by Mags » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Looks like it'll do what you intend.
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Re: Deer hoist, Bubba style

Post by BigAl52 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:42 pm

Mans gotta do what a mans gotta do. Beats back surgery
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Re: Deer hoist, Bubba style

Post by JEBar » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:03 pm

Bubba be praised .. 8-) .. a country boy will survive .. :!:
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