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Old 04-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hunting with jeep

Hey all hunters who hunt with theirs jeeps. I just thought of this now and didnt know what the answer would be. I strictly hunt deer and will not be wanting to put the deer inside of the jeep what do yous use for transporting deer such as types of trailers?

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Trailer????? what kind of deer hunter are you? I have always laid them across the hood ans the same goes for hogs.

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Trailer????? what kind of deer hunter are you? I have always laid them across the hood ans the same goes for hogs.
Really would have never thought of that i always had a pick up truck so it was no problem just throwing it in the back and spraying it down
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I've seen people tie them on the back using the 5th (spare) as support.
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Really would have never thought of that i always had a pick up truck so it was no problem just throwing it in the back and spraying it down
I guess its a south thing to put it on the hood I am from FL and everyone I know puts kill on the hood. Even if they have a truck lol.
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I guess its a south thing to put it on the hood I am from FL and everyone I know puts kill on the hood. Even if they have a truck lol.
Haha thats actually pritty sick but yea i guess more common in the south because i have never seen anyone do that before atleast in the area i hunt
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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I was even thinking of maybe a hitch basket but am unsure if that would work because of weight and the support
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Trailer????? what kind of deer hunter are you? I have always laid them across the hood ans the same goes for hogs.
A deer across the hood puts all hunters in a bad light with the non hunting public. Maybe that farmer that turned me down to hunt his property remembers a bubba hauling a deer across his hood. If you got a pickup, throw it in the back. If you're in your jeep, get a tarp to wrap the deer in and throw it in the back. One of those cargo hitch racks would work fairly well.

My tub is Line-Xed so I wouldn't worry about a little blood in the jeep.
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A deer across the hood puts all hunters in a bad light with the non hunting public. Maybe that farmer that turned me down to hunt his property remembers a bubba hauling a deer across his hood. If you got a pickup, throw it in the back. If you're in your jeep, get a tarp to wrap the deer in and throw it in the back. One of those cargo hitch racks would work fairly well.

My tub is Line-Xed so I wouldn't worry about a little blood in the jeep.
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I got an aluminum hitch hauler rack from harbor freight. It was on sale for $69 and I had a 20% off 1or item coupon. Works great for hauling the deer, but it does prevent opening of rear tailgate while on.
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I personally wouldn’t put a deer across my hood, the idea is to cool down/ remove heat from the carcass as quickly as possible, right? Putting your deer across the hot or getting hot hood of your Jeep would seem to help with holding the body heat in?
I would get a hitch mounted carrier.
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I got an aluminum hitch hauler rack from harbor freight. It was on sale for $69 and I had a 20% off 1or item coupon. Works great for hauling the deer, but it does prevent opening of rear tailgate while on.
Do u mind posting a pic of your setup if none available id appreciate it if u could post a link to what you have
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I was even thinking of maybe a hitch basket but am unsure if that would work because of weight and the support

I've got a friend that does this with his bronco. He has a flat cargo carrier on his hitch and uses tie down straps to secure the deer to it. Works really well from what I have seen.
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I personally wouldn’t put a deer across my hood, the idea is to cool down/ remove heat from the carcass as quickly as possible, right? Putting your deer across the hot or getting hot hood of your Jeep would seem to help with holding the body heat in?

I thought the same... surprised to see so many people saying they do it.
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Ok well this is what i dug up if anyone can confirm that this will work fine i will greatly appreciate it. For a hitch i would purchase http://www.quadratec.com/products/12015_03_07.htm
And then as a cargo basket i would purchase the harbor freight cargo carrier
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I saw that before too reason why i was saying the one from harbor freight is because id save over $40
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Have to agree with Yella. It's not a good look across the hood. I think a cargo basket would work, check the weight rating. Also have heard of people getting tickets in Texas when the deer blocks the license plate. I just take the truck when we go.
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The guys that toss the deer across the hood can do it because the deer they harvest are very small and they look much larger when strapped to a hood.
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I hunt deer and and bought one of those platforms that go into the hitch and love ittttt...
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I saw that before too reason why i was saying the one from harbor freight is because id save over $40
Here's one from Quadratec for $63. It has a capacity of 500 pounds.
If you need more than that I want to hunt where you go.
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Here's one from Quadratec for $63. It has a capacity of 500 pounds.
If you need more than that I want to hunt where you go.
Hidden Hitch 1040000 - Hidden Hitch Cargo Carrier 20" X 60" for 2" Receiver - Quadratec
Thanks didnt see that one..haha yea 500lbs is more then plenty unless someone has been testing steroids on deer lol
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We have one from Harbor Freight at work. It's pretty weak. I would go for the 500lb rating.
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Ok well this is what i dug up if anyone can confirm that this will work fine i will greatly appreciate it. For a hitch i would purchase Hidden Hitch 87424 - Hidden Hitch Class III 2" Receiver Hitch for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
And then as a cargo basket i would purchase the harbor freight cargo carrier
Yes, that will work fine.

Any 2" receiver mount cargo basket/platform will do the job, just check the weight rating on the one you decide to buy.
I have seen them at Menard's, Lowes, Home Depot and Farm and Fleet also.
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Get the receiver cargo basket and you will be good to go.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #26
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hitch hauler. What I've always used. First time my wife found blood all inside the grand cherokee I went and bought one (right after I shampooed the carpet)! Definitely plan to keep using it with the new 2 door wrangler. There is zero room in it. Now all I need to do is find a way to lock up my stuff in my soft top jeep if I have to stop to get some coffee on the way home!
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I just quarter my deer and put it in a cooler. But I will be getting a hitch basket to keep the back open for my gear.
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I'm a hunter.

The ONLY way to go IMHO is a receiver hitch rack. Today I brought home a HUGE work bench a local company was throwing out....had to have $250.00 worth of lumber in it. Rested it on the rack, tied it down and drove home. Easy as pie.
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I use a hitch rack as well (works great for tranport and cleaning) . I agree throwing a harvested deer on the hood does not hold the hunter in a good light. I always transport the deer dressed side facing the jeep. I do not need an open cavity sticking in the face of the person riding behind me heading home.
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Anyone ever use the fold up hitch hauls? Seems like it would be a good idea for clearance as well as the ease of just leaving it on when not in use. I would think you would need an extender though no?

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