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Learn How to Make a “Deer Backpack” to Haul Your Harvest

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Learn to turn your deer into a backpack for an easy way to haul it out of the woods.

Getting your game from the field to the processing table is one of the most daunting tasks when hunting deer. There are many options from dragging it out with a four-wheeler to cutting it up to haul out on horseback.

There is even a way to turn a deer carcass into a backpack to sling over your back.

The technique for turning your freshly killed deer into a backpack to haul it out of the woods is very simple. This video demonstrates the few quick cuts you need to make this deer pack to get you back to camp for processing.

This is an old woodsman technique that was used for centuries to get meat back to camp while venturing through the wilderness. While mostly forgotten, it could really come in handy when hunting by yourself. Just field dress it, fold the deer into a backpack, and be on your way.

The only limits I really see to this is your own strength, especially when it comes to dropping larger bucks that tip the 250-pound scale. I would just use this technique for doe and spikes; anything else you are probably better off calling for help.

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Learn How to Make a “Deer Backpack” to Haul Your Harvest