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Transport Carcass?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Blasko, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Blasko

    Blasko Knob Creek MX-5

    Nov 9, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    I'm hunting whitetail again after a long hiatus. Any suggestions for transporting the carcass? I don't have a truck or trailer anymore. The options consist of Saturn Wagon and Windstar. Staining the interiors will get me unwanted attention.
  2. Hucklebarry

    Hucklebarry Native

    Feb 22, 2000
    Upcountry, SC
    Perhaps something like this might help:


    They also make "trays" for cargo areas, but I don't know if they make them for the models you mentioned.

  3. MrMunster


    Nov 4, 2001
    Heavy duty drop cloth from Walmart/Home Depot/Lowes/etc should run <$5.

    Managed to fit 3 deer in the back of my Blazer without a problem.
  4. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Cochise County, AZ
    with the wagon you could just wrap it up in a tarp and lash it to the roof. if you do a burrito type wrap you won't have to worry about it flapping around. i used to do that with my buick century back in high school.
  5. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage YouTalkin'ToMe?

    Jul 16, 2000
    Hartselle, AL
    that's what I'm using this year (the aluminum version) since I bought an '87 Blazer to hunt out of
  6. slick slidestop

    slick slidestop

    Oct 3, 2001
    I saw in one of my HQ surplus catalogs where they sell Military body bags real cheap for that purpose. Just a couple of dollars and leak proof (supposedly)
  7. hoagie55


    Sep 4, 2002
    Cincinnati, OH
    Buy a tarp from Walmart for $10.00 and you are set. I have transported three deer in the back of my Explorer and have yet to have any blood or other juice leak onto the carpet. You just have to wrap it up with the creases/folds in the air and you'll be fine.

    Good luck!!!
  8. NYGunman

    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

    Sep 8, 2002
    Albany, NY
    I have a 1993 Saturn stationwagon that I had used to transport several deer in. All I did was lay down some cheap plastic sheets from Walley World ($3.99 a roll)and I am on my way. If you get any blood anywhere be sure to clean it up immediatly, unless you like flies and and angry wives.
  9. Elkslayer


    Apr 12, 2002
    To make it easier you might try quartering it, something commonly done to larger game animals (elk and moose) to facilitate transporting them either on horseback or boneing it out something done for packing it out on your back.

    No reason to take the whole critter out when you can reduce the size and weight by 60% or so. If you choose to bone it out you don't have to gut the animal :) not even to get the tenderloins.
  10. Blasko

    Blasko Knob Creek MX-5

    Nov 9, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll go with the heavy tarp and transport inside. Opening Day for gun is still more than a month away and I can't wait.:)