Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Germany
Don't give up
It’s always nice to visually confirm what your trail camera tells you. I went off of word of mouth that one of my big trail cam bucks was killed before I got to see him in the wild. Because of what I heard I didn’t go hunting in that area for him. I was upset with myself for not confirming the kill visually because the next spring just before they shed their antlers I found him and got some awesome film footage. Good luck tracking your buck down during season.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...