Over the years I have learned to work smarter not harder. Why would you make things harder on yourself if you don’t have to? For most of us deer hunting isn’t as easy as going out and shooting one; much time and preparation goes into it. Preseason scouting, mineral sites, and corn (where legal) all assist in the successful harvest of a trophy deer or freezer filler. Deer hunting is hard enough without putting more physical demands on yourself. As a female hunter, I don’t have as much upper body strength as my male counterparts. The Rack Packer is a tool I have added to my bag of tricks to make me a more efficient hunter.
Just looking at The Rack Packer, you can immediately tell it is a deer cart, but it can also be used to haul feed, minerals, and even equipment through the woods. Weighing just fifteen pounds, The Rack Packer can hold up to three hundred pounds. The Rack Packer folds in half for easy storage. I keep The Rack Packer stored in the back of my SUV, but it can fit in the trunk of a car as well. The single wheel design allows the user to cover almost any type of terrain as most hunters don’t hunt on the beaten path. An optional sled is available to use The Rack Packer in the snow.
The Rack Packer is easy to use. When putting a deer on The Rack Packer, be sure to have all the straps pulled apart. There are two lower cinch straps and two upper plastic buckle straps. The lower straps secure the legs while the upper straps secure the head and rack. The lower cinch strap is used for the hind quarter and the upper cinch strap is used for the front quarter. Wrap the strap around the legs, place the strap through the buckle, and cinch it tight to secure the legs. Wrap the buckle straps around the antlers before connecting the side release buckles and pulling it tight.
We have several properties we hunt. Early season scouting is very important as is mineral supplement. Getting to stand sites with a fifty pound bag of mineral can be very difficult! While it was easy to go down hill carrying a large bag of minerals or corn, it is a struggle to come back up if you are only dumping half of the bag. I was able to move bags of minerals and corn with ease up and downhill thanks to The Rack Packer. We used The Rack Packer during preseason through late deer season to ensure a successful year in the deer woods.
My husband has his favorite stand. This one stand in particular is tough to get to. There are two ways to get to the stand: a short walk with a steep bank to descend or a long, flatter walk. I took a big bag of corn, secured it to The Rack Packer, and took the shorter walk. Through field testing The Rack Packer, I found it is easier to use your body weight against The Rack Packer when going downhill. You are able to control the weight of your load instead of allowing the load to pull you downhill. Once I dumped the corn, I folded The Rack Packer in half and carried The Rack Packer out on my back just like a back pack. I barely noticed it was there!
Scouting this stand paid off as my husband was able to harvest a nice mature buck in late archery season. I field tested The Rack Packer by putting the buck on the cart. The guys helping us doubted the large buck would fit on the cart, but I showed them it would. This would have been the perfect opportunity to use the sled attachment to make The Rack Packer easier in the snow. Much to their surprise, we were able to secure the buck to The Rack Packer.
The Rack Packer gives me the confidence to tackle any chore I face while hunting or preparing to hunt. With The Rack Packer, you work smarter not harder. It’s light weight, easy to use, and convenient to store. Whether you are bringing home your trophy or hauling mineral or feed to the woods, The Rack Packer will help you get there. It is my go to product for making my way to stand sites with fifty pounds of corn in tow. The Rack Packer has an MSRP of $149.95 and is available at therackpacker.com.
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