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Old 06-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Question for the hunters out there.

Do you use your Jeep on your hunting trips? If so, how do you pack the animals out? Do you have any special set up or gear that you use on the trips?

Thanks for the help. I am pretty new to hunting and looking forward to my first hunting trip with some co workers here in Alaska.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Would you mind PMing me the specs?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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I normally use my Cherokee for hunting, however i have used the wrangler a number times. I've done it two ways. If you have a hitch use one of those hitch cargo carriers (google it you will see what I mean) those work really well. I've also just taken the back widow out and crammed a deer in the back. Makes a mess but in a pinch it will get the job done trust me. I've seen people strap deer to the hood as well but I wouldn't advise that as it tends to piss people off and make us hunters look like jerks. Get a cargo carrier and wrap your kill in a tarp.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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Yeah the last thing I want to do is run around with a caribou on my hood making hunters look like jerks.

Thanks for the help guys. I think some sort of trailer is definitely the way to go.
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i just put mine on the front bumperlol screw them damn hippies
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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Good question! I'll be using by Jeep for deer and elk hunting. I'm going to need a trailer.
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I'm from a large hunting town I just strap it on a cargo carrier.

What kind of hunting does everyone do?
I'm archery and rifle for just about anything provided I can eat it?
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I don't have my hunting license yet but I went out with my friend who was going for turkey just down the road from his place a month ago. we took my tj as its more "camouflaged" then his white truck. we got a turkey and just put it in the back. tho we didn't have much for equipment, just the 12 gauge with the gun case, a couple hunter seats, the decoys, and a pellet gun for squirrels (in case we didn't get a turkey)

Im going to be getting my license this fall, so i'll probably setup a gun rack and figure out how to haul gear and large game in the next few months. I like the cargo carrier idea

as for the what kind of hunting? I think duck, deer, and turkey, with a 12 gauge (i'll use my friends till I get my own)
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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Agree with what was said before. Cargo hitch carrier for bigger game. Just make sure you throw a tarp over of it. If we sportsmen wants other to respect our decision to hunt even though they personally disagree we need to respect them by not flaunting our harvest while driving down the road.

By the way with a shotgun and a .270 you can hunt any game in North America. Good luck!
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Agree with what was said before. Cargo hitch carrier for bigger game.
Maybe for deer, but an elk or moose won't fit on an any cargo hitch carrier I've ever seen. It all depends on what and where your hunting. I think the best bet is a roof top cargo carrier and a trailer for your gear that you leave back at camp.
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Maybe for deer, but an elk or moose won't fit on an any cargo hitch carrier I've ever seen. It all depends on what and where your hunting. I think the best bet is a roof top cargo carrier and a trailer for your gear that you leave back at camp.
True. Elk and moose you need a trailer. I can't imagine trying to get one up on top of a cargo carrier. Esp on a lifted Wrangler
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True. Elk and moose you need a trailer. I can't imagine trying to get one up on top of a cargo carrier. Esp on a lifted Wrangler
It's do-able... You have to quarter it first. My brother just mounted a 2000 lb. quad winch to front of his basket on his Cherokee. I guess we will see how we'll it works this fall!!
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I just use a hitch rack.







Another bear in the green tarp
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I just use a hitch rack.

Another bear in the green tarp
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I dont have a pic, but my bear was put on a hitch carrier as well. 17 yards with a bow and arrow. She is resting peacefully on the wall in my office at home.
I was wondering about the pistol as well, I have a .454 Casull. I would like to get out hunting with it at some point as well.
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The cargo carrier isn't a bad idea. I think it might be a little small for caribou and definitely too small for moose.

I am excited to go out this season. I just got my bow hunter certification last weekend.

Any tips for a new hunter?
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The cargo carrier isn't a bad idea. I think it might be a little small for caribou and definitely too small for moose.

I am excited to go out this season. I just got my bow hunter certification last weekend.

Any tips for a new hunter?
Yes and I can't stress this enough ... Don't force a bad or dangerous shot. Once you pull the trigger or release the arrow there is no getting it back. There will always be another deer or duck or whatever. I've had to hit the dirt twice because of morons going for pheasant shots swinging over the line.

Other than that enjoy the hunt. The prep and the hunt is way more enjoyable than the actual shot. Scout your territority until you know it and the animals paths and flight patterns well. Also take time to enjoy the nature around you. I've seen sunrises over a cold river beautiful enough to bring tears to your eyes. That's why Sportsmen were the first environmentalists and continue to be the strongest.

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