New Independent Product Review of the Game Glide deer sled
Below is an independent product review provided by Bill Bolte of Plains Hunter.com “A Tale of 2 Guys Hunting the Kansas Prairie”. He shot a nice whitetail buck that went down in the middle of a massive cornfield that was soon to be picked. Bill showed a high level of sportsmanship by dragging the deer out of the field before field dressing the deer. This also meant the deer weighed ALOT more for his drag.
In a situation like this, an ATV would NOT work and a deer cart would NOT work, so the best way is definitely a deer sled. The Game Glide is a perfect fit for this situation, since a wide or bulky deer sled would not work. The Game Glide hugs the deer tightly and does not add size or bulk to the animal.
Bill did note that the Game Glide did slide down the body of the deer a bit. So, when you use the Game Glide, BE SURE to cinch the red-neck-rope tightly around the upper part of the deer’s neck. This helps in 2 ways: if you tie it high on the neck, then there will not be a problem if it slides a little. Secondly, sometimes you may be able to tie a loop around an antler to help. While this is not necessary, it may help if you are unable to tie it tightly.
Hunting Gear Review: Game Glide by Bill Bolte
Faced with the task of dragging a deer out of a cornfield, what better way to put the Game Glide to a test. And test it we did.
My buck was down inside a corn field and we had to get it out, the farmer was due to harvest soon. It was difficult to maneuver in the field as the corn was over six feet tall. I managed to get the deer on the Glide and get it tied up. Keith had gone to get the truck and trailer closer to where we were. Once he got back to where I was, we started dragging.
It really seemed to go pretty well, still difficult, but we were moving. I’m not sure how far we had to go to get to the edge of the field, it seemed pretty far and its hard to gauge distance when all you can see are cornstalks.
At one point, it was very difficult going. We were really laboring to move the deer. We stopped to catch our breath (I thought my heart was going to burst out of my chest) and noticed the deer had rolled and the Glide had moved up the side. We repositioned everything, tightened up the cords and were on our way again.
The going was much easier. I can truly say that without the Game Glide, we would probably have given up. I’m not sure the two of us could have gotten that buck out of the corn field without it. It really did make a difference.
Now I’m not saying it didn’t take work, we still had to put some muscle into it. But the difference between when the deer was on it and when it wasn’t was amazing. Yeah, it was definitely noticeable.
I give the product a thumbs up. The guys at Game Glide have created an excellent piece of gear!