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Deer Carts: 5 Top Picks for Packing Out Even the Biggest Deer

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A deer cart can open up a lot of opportunities for deer hunting enthusiasts.

If you've ever dragged big game a good distance, you know. Sleds are great hunting accessories for short, downhill distances, but if you have rough terrain and steep inclines ahead of you, a deer cart will make your life much easier.

Game carriers have floated around the outdoor market for a long time, but not everyone has been entirely sold on the idea. For those who are less familiar but still interested, we'll give you a quick rundown on this slightly nuanced kind of hunting equipment.

Some things to look for in deer carts are weight capacity, solid rubber wheels, buckle straps, and sturdy alloy steel frames (skip over the aluminum deer carts, technology has advanced beyond those ones). Heavy-duty steel deer carts are the most popular, almost entirely based on the high quality.

And the cool thing is you don't have to search far and wide. Amazon has a wide selection of deer carts for your next hunting trip, and Walmart has a few, too. Here's a good selection of some of the best deer carts to get you started.

1. Rage Powersports Kill Shot Heavy Duty Deer Cart

Rage Powersports Kill Shot Heavy Duty Deer Cart
Amazon

Rage Powersports has a heavy-duty deer cart that meets every requirement. It's made from heavy steel, has solid rubber tires, and can hold big game. It comes with two buckle straps, so your game will stay put for easy transport. Once you take the large wheels off, the carrier folds for easy storage.

  • 750-pound capacity, $179.99

2. Leader Accessories Super Mag Hauler

Leader Accessories Super Mag Hauler
Amazon

This deer cart has solid puncture-proof tires with stabilizing spokes. You'll be able to haul heavy loads with this foldable deer carrier easily. One customer called it a real workhorse.

  • 550-pound capacity, $229.99

3. Summit Treestands Game Cart

Summit Treestands Game Cart
Walmart

I wouldn't use this on extremely heavy game like bull elk, but the Summit Game Cart will get the job done for buck around 300 pounds. Most deer carts have two straps, but this solid steel cart has three for extra security. If traction has been an issue for you in the past, you'll like the edged teeth feature on the tires.

  • 350-pound weight capacity, $109.98

4. Guide Gear Deer Cart

Guide Gear Deer Cart
Amazon

Guide Gear's steel hunting game carts are half the price of most, but the deer cart reviews are great. You'll be able to roll it out of the woods over downed trees and shallow streams without struggling. It comes with three lashing straps and is also foldable. It's perfect for throwing in the back of your truck, includes three lashing harnesses, and is super easy to assemble.

  • 300-pound weight capacity, $99.99

5. Best Choice Products Steel 500lb Capacity Folding Large Deer Game Hauler Cart

Best Choice Products Steel 500lb Capacity Folding Large Deer Game Hauler Cart
Amazon

The removable wheels on this folding deer game cart are made from rubber and are ideal for hauling in the woods. It's made from solid steel construction, so it should last you plenty of seasons. It is a bit pricy, but customers love it.

  • 500-pound weight capacity, $156.72

Most hunters would say that deer carts are necessary for long trips. I mean, would you ever try to hoist a 50-item grocery list over your shoulder? These will definitely make things easy on yourself!

Deer carts are also versatile, and can easily serve as multi use carts. You can use them as a hunting gear dolly cart for packs or decoys, let them serve as a shooting rest, and sometimes even haul more than one deer.

There's nothing like a big game cart to motivate your opportunities! If you get one, you'll be that much more inspired to use it!

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