Hi all -
I just realized that I may have all of the gear I need this year which is kinda disturbing but then I thought back to what went wrong last year and realized that yes, maybe I need to make a couple of "investments."
Item 1: portable winch or similar. Why? Last year's bull crashed down and wedged himself between two large boulders. I was hunting alone and absolutely could not move him without travelling a fair distance to get some help. I don't imagine I'd want to pack a come-along just in case this scenario repeats itself, but if someone knows of an ultra lightweight block and tackle ... maybe something hi tech that I can wear on my wrist like James Bond or Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible... could come in handy!
Item 2: I see these game carts in the catalogs. Anyone use one? I've hauled quarters on my back lashed to a frame. I've also deboned and bagged meat. I've also paid a packer ... spendy and time consuming. I'm not hunting a wilderness area and there are plenty of closed trails. Anyone ever just keep a wheelbarrow in the back of their truck? How 'bout a sled when there is snow? I suppose I could try and rent a llama or two.
Item 3: recommendations on knives and sharpeners. I'm not wild about any of my knives, and could really use some good suggestions.
Yes, I'm feeling a little nuts tonight. Got dat fever!
Thanks all! Stay safe and have a great season.