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Postby WTRlabDOG » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:24 pm

Hey guys,

So this past year i bought a deer car to carry my equipment into the field. Ive ran in some problems. Im wondering if anyone has use a ice fishing sled. For duck hunting?
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Re: sled

Postby Cujo1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:08 pm

WTRlabDOG wrote:Hey guys,

So this past year i bought a deer car to carry my equipment into the field. Ive ran in some problems. Im wondering if anyone has use a ice fishing sled. For duck hunting?

Found out those carts don't work very good in mud did ya? I use carts and sleds depending on the area, Sleds work good in shallow water, snow, ice, etc. They don't work very good on grass or mud.
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:10 pm

I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!
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Re: sled

Postby WTRlabDOG » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Not so much the mud but the grass would get caught up and underwater logs
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Re: sled

Postby Cujo1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:21 pm

They come in all sizes. Depending on how froggy you want to get. I use the 54's as a layout in mud and shallow water.
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:27 pm

WHOA! 70" thanks for the link!
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Re: sled

Postby Cujo1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:34 pm

wanapasaki wrote:WHOA! 70" thanks for the link!

They get a little ridiculous, but check out the acessories!
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:38 pm

I think 70 would be great, talk about packing the mobile blind on the kayak!! Those accessories are pretty awesome too :beer:
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Re: sled

Postby Cujo1 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:29 pm

wanapasaki wrote:I think 70 would be great, talk about packing the mobile blind on the kayak!! Those accessories are pretty awesome too :beer:

Piece of burlap and your sled is your blind. There are other manufactureres out there, so check out other sites also. :thumbsup:
Also, in grass or mud, sleds aren't worth a crap either! But if you make a cart that uses the sled as a tray, then you would have both worlds.
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:49 pm

Cujo1 wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:I think 70 would be great, talk about packing the mobile blind on the kayak!! Those accessories are pretty awesome too :beer:

Piece of burlap and your sled is your blind. There are other manufactureres out there, so check out other sites also. :thumbsup:
Also, in grass or mud, sleds aren't worth a crap either! But if you make a cart that uses the sled as a tray, then you would have both worlds.


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Re: sled

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:27 am

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wanapasaki wrote:I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!


I hunt out of a kayak a lot. Thought about pulling a sled but was afraid it would be too hard to tow. We probably paddle a half mile or more round trip, what do you think?
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:43 am

Botiz630 wrote:I
wanapasaki wrote:I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!


I hunt out of a kayak a lot. Thought about pulling a sled but was afraid it would be too hard to tow. We probably paddle a half mile or more round trip, what do you think?


Botiz, you could pull 3 sleds with ease as long as your not headed into a strong wind. If you are, then it's a work out. Just don't put your gun in the sled lol
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Re: sled

Postby Nathan N » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:30 am

Botiz630 wrote:I
wanapasaki wrote:I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!


I hunt out of a kayak a lot. Thought about pulling a sled but was afraid it would be too hard to tow. We probably paddle a half mile or more round trip, what do you think?


I pull two sleds behind an elbow grease powered 16 ft canoe. 1/2 mile down a creek and then 100-300 yards out into the bay. You can't even tell they are back there. Biggest issue is paddling and maneuvering a 16 ft canoe alone
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Re: sled

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:36 am

Nathan N wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:I
wanapasaki wrote:I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!


I hunt out of a kayak a lot. Thought about pulling a sled but was afraid it would be too hard to tow. We probably paddle a half mile or more round trip, what do you think?


I pull two sleds behind an elbow grease powered 16 ft canoe. 1/2 mile down a creek and then 100-300 yards out into the bay. You can't even tell they are back there. Biggest issue is paddling and maneuvering a 16 ft canoe alone


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Re: sled

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks guys, I'll definitely take a look at those sleds before next season. It sucks trying to take everything with you inside/on the kayak.
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Re: sled

Postby neon58 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:48 pm

We have pulled a 66" jet sled behind a canoe and it works just fine. You do want watch the crosswinds and especially how you load the sled so it will track as straight as possible :beer:
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Re: sled

Postby Nathan N » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:56 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Nathan N wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:I
wanapasaki wrote:I pull a few behing my kayak, work great!


I hunt out of a kayak a lot. Thought about pulling a sled but was afraid it would be too hard to tow. We probably paddle a half mile or more round trip, what do you think?


I pull two sleds behind an elbow grease powered 16 ft canoe. 1/2 mile down a creek and then 100-300 yards out into the bay. You can't even tell they are back there. Biggest issue is paddling and maneuvering a 16 ft canoe alone


LOL by yourself?! Do you sit in the middle or back?


Yep solo :thumbsup: I use a kayak paddle and sit in the middle. No way I could do it with a regular paddle. I used to walk into this spot through mud and waist high weeds so paddling that canoe and sleds seemed like a gift from Heaven itself. I have two K-L Sport Sleds and they glide through the water very nicely. I put a Rig Em Right DP3 bag in each one with up to 4 dozen decoys each and you can't tell they are there. The tow ropes never even get tight.
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Re: sled

Postby lostknife4 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:39 pm

I'm looking for a Frabill medium cargo sled, just the right size to carry the deeks and flipped over to cover the cockpit of my 4Rivers Migrator.
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Re: sled

Postby guywithhat » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:29 am

I've used a smaller one to get field decoys out in the clover... still better then making 3 trips...
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Re: sled

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:48 am

I'll stick with the sled I rigged up from a masonry tub from Lowe's. Had to drill a couple holes for a rope to go through to pull with but works like a champ. It's the large version of this
http://www.lowes.com/pd_19251-1569-AT2606_0__?productId=1054711&Ntt=mud&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dmud&facetInfo=
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Re: sled

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:27 am

That's exactly what I need except 32" wide and 58" long inside the top rim. Lost
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Re: sled

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:59 am

I'm not sure of the measurements of mine. I just know I got the large one and it works awesome for me. Even better that its $15. I'd measure mine for ya but its at our camp. Check your local lowes store out


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Re: sled

Postby O.D.Lid » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:43 pm

I use Cabelas mag carts 21" punchure proof tires pull it through mud snow ice gravel dikes dirt roads i laugh at guys pulling sleds when they hit the road or gravel they really struggle. only real deep fresh snow (over 12") or deep mud sucks there is always salt grass or weeds we find to advoid the mud once there then you have paths/ruts for the way back to the truck. when the mud is frozen it is a breeze. iv'e been thinking how to attach skis to the wheels when needed you can pick them up for $100 bucks if you look picked one up for $75 in the bargin cave they can handle 500 lbs
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