3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

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3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby genec » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Guys

Want 3 to 5 good exercises I can do 2 to 3 times a week to help me drag a deer 3 to 4 hundred yards or farther. No wise cracks about buying a four wheeler. Thanks

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby kellory » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Put a drag rope on a sand bag, and drag it. gradually add weight until you are up to a good sized deer weight. You might also invest in a drag sled, or large plastic kid"s sled. makes a drag much easier.
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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby saraheanes » Mon May 06, 2013 12:48 am

Well these are the perfect exercise to drag a dear.Some logical ideas of grabbing a dear and healthy body can make us a perfect hunter.

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby richdevlin761 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:33 am

Try to gradually add weight until you are up to a good sized deer weight. You might also invest in a drag sled, or large plastic kid"s sled.

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby msbadger » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:47 pm

Being in the country I don't have a gym with in a half hour drive..nor the stomach for using "public" equipment...So I have an elliptical and my work...which is the property....cutting hauling, stacking wood,building fences and different projects and a whole lot of planting ... I hike our place daily and it's on the side of a hill...one of those that ppls engines are smoking when they pull in the drive. In all honesty, I with all that am over weight and a middle aged woman...but drag my deer on average 300 to 1600ft every year...last year with a badly torn meniscus...so my advise is to really work your legs thighs and calves and your shoulders. stair work if you have no hills around...pics of a few I've dragged in the last 3 years...both buck over 100yrds with guts still in them...the doe from last year1400ft up the hill. Get a sled and a good harness...I used my HSS vest and the doe was a breeze to drag.

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby Ohio farms » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:10 am

The best exercise for dragging a dear is, obviously, dragging a deer out of the woods, but that does not really solve the problem of preparing you for the effort. (Nice deer, by the way msbadger. ) As you mentioned all around outdoor activity on uneven ground will not only do the trick, but it can be a lot more fun than going to a gym. If you are inactive most of the year, then expect to get into deer dragging shape in a few weeks, you might be better off buying an ATV. ;) I might mention that I did buy an ATV. Except for the harder months of winter I spend a lot of time "fussing and doing things" at our farm that keeps me busy the rest of the year. I had a total knee replacement in 05 and at that time I bought a workout machine and keep it in my mancave with the rest of my toys. I will admit that for a while it lie dormant, but for a long time now I've made good use of it. After all, it is less than 20 steps from my couch.
I think that is the key, along with self motivation. If I had to get myself presentable to go out in public and then drive to a gym, I would find it hard to do with any consistency.
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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby msbadger » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:25 am

Nice gym there...with the elliptical I found I got bored staring at the wall so the kids bought me a kindle. Now I stroll along watching my favorite net or Amazon show...amazing how much longer I can stay on it...but still being an outdoor freak, I use Ma nature as my best equipment. The snow is now knee high and I hike with out snow shoes everyday no matter what the weather.Though I admit going down hill, not bad but the return,has me very thankful for the many ground blinds I made and put nice plastic lawn chairs in..lol.. The leg work is great though and the heart gets a vigorous workout..56 this April 1...and hope to be able to do this until I'm 76...
The other thing I insist on doing is hand shoveling our drive, mailbox area and the turn around with my trusty blk plastic shovel. This is good for the shoulders arms and back. Though the town snow plow guys always slow down with their windows down...I think they are checking to see if I'm still standing...lol

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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:33 pm

Wow, that's a lot of driveway. Way over my pay grade msbadger.
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Re: 3 to 5 good exercises for dragging deer

Postby Retranger » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:11 pm

For the price of a workout machine and kindle you can buy a good bike and be right out with mother nature. Good for the legs and heart and arms get some also. That is a good workout in the winter ms
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