Deer Transport 101

Of all the ways to move a deer, this is the most common: grab an antler or a leg and start pulling.
But there are much more innovative ways to drag out a deer, like attaching it to your electric wheel chair. Photo Jesse's hunting and outdoors
As long as you're headed downstream, a canoe is one of the easiest ways to get a deer out of remote areas. Photo: North Maine Woods Guide Service
Before trucks and ATVs, horses and pack mules were the only option to pack out a deer (unless of course you wanted to pack it out yourself). In some places, they still are the only option. Photo: cazador's adventures
A deer hog-tied to the back of a motorcycle? Why not? photo:
This buck was evacuated by way of jet boat. This is by no means the cheapest way to take a deer out, but it may be the fastest. Photo: Vogel Outdoor Adventures
A modern-day pack mule, ATVs have become the most popular and easiest way to take out deer.
For more sophisticated deer removal, you can even get one of these racks. It allows you to transport your deer by ATV without having to hoist it up onto the quad. This is helpful for solo hunters who have shot big-bodied deer like this one. Photo: Hook-A-Rack
While this is a priceless photo and you have to respect the toughness of this hunter, hauling out a full deer on your back is never recommended in areas where there are other hunters (especially if you're not wearing orange).
Where ATVs aren't allowed, try a mountain bike with a trailer.
These guys seem to have perfected the art of deer transport by bike.
Then there's the low-tech way. Just throw the deer on your bike and wheel him out.
This harness makes it easier for two hunters to pull on a deer at one time.
You can also use your tree stand harness for the same purpose. Fasten your tree loop around the deer's head, put the harness's leg straps around your shoulders and start pulling.
There's a sled made specifically for deer dragging. It's called the dead sled and works best when there is a few inches of snow. Photo: Dead Sled
But a regular sled works well too, especially if you have a team of kids to pull it.
If there is no snow, a deer cart is a good option. But if you're not hunting near trails and level terrain, this won't help you too much.
The old pickup truck is by far the easiest way to get a deer out, as long as you can drive up to your hunting spot.
If you don't have a pickup, a Toyota Corolla works pretty well too. For more funny photos of deer in cars, click here.

Deer hunters are a creative group, and they've come up with a bunch of unique ways to transport deer from the field. Which technique do you think works the best?