Home » Posts tagged 'Discount Ramps.com'
Tag Archives: Discount Ramps.com
Recently, a customer was kind enough to share photos of his successful deer hunt in which he used the Kill Shot Game Cart and the Kill Shot Game Hoist to assist. Here are those gorgeous pics, along with some of the details.
Mr. Robert Bisnett, Central California
Tell us about yourself and your hunting experience.
I am a 63 year old, somewhat disabled, archer/hunter who goes it alone. Last year, I took up hunting, got a buck and had one hell of a time with it. I had to go seek assistance for loading but was fortunate enough to have dropped it close to a road.
How did your hunt go this year?
I took another buck (this year) in the early archery season, and it was a breeze. I used the game cart to haul it out several hundred yards to the back of my truck and winched it up for field dressing. Everything worked perfect.
The only suggestion I would have is to make the instruction book for assembly of the cart legible. Thankfully, I am somewhat mechanical and easily put it together. If the handle was reversible, it would make it much easier to use for (us) taller hunters – I’m 6’6″.
How big was the deer?
The hanging weight was 155 pounds, which is on the larger side for California Black Tails. A nice 3×3 (or as you Easterners say, a six point(er).
Where were you hunting?
I was hunting on my own property in the Sonora area of the California Gold Country amongst oak trees, granite boulders and brush. It was very warm with temperatures reaching 100 in the afternoon.
How long did you wait before siting the buck and taking a shot?
I hand built (a) blind out of tree trimmings and grasses (and) was on the blind (an) hour before sunrise on the 12th day of hunting. (I) took up a firing position and remained frozen for two hours. While waiting for the buck, which I had spotted the prior day, two grey foxes walked 10 feet in front of me. I was in full camo, and they never noticed me. The buck finally appeared, and I waited it out until he was about 30 yards away and released the bolt from my crossbow. He went about 100 yards before going down from the lung shot.
You mentioned you are a solo hunter with some mobility limitations. How did you move the buck once he was down?
I have a disc issue (in addition to) having three foot surgeries this year, so the game cart was a godsend. (I) just rolled him onto it and then 200 yards to my truck. I then attached the gambrel to his front legs, hoisted him up, cleaned him out and swiveled him into the back of my truck. (The) tailgate of my F250 was easily cleared by the winch – up, around and down. As a solitary hunter, this is the only way to go.
After that, a drive to the processor with the deer’s head displayed above the tailgate. I received a lot of envious looks and honks.
Congratulations, Mr. Bisnett, on bagging a beautiful deer, and thank you for sharing your story with us!
I used the game cart to haul (the buck) out several hundred yards to the back of my truck and winched it up for field dressing. Everything worked perfect.
Here is some detail on the equipment Mr. Bisnett used in the field to help transport his buck:
Moving Game and Gear
The Kill Shot Game Cart does the heavy lifting to and from the field for any type of hunt where terrain is rough and access by vehicle is limited. It is a rugged steel cart that transports white tails, muleys, bear, or any game up to 500 pounds and works well for carrying gear, too. Durable ¾” steel axles support 18½” solid rubber tires on steel rims with steel spokes, so you don’t ever have to worry about getting a flat. Weighing in at just 30 pounds, the Kill Shot Game Cart has a dull brown powder coat finish and requires no tools for assembly. Storage is easy, too, by just removing the wheels and side braces.
Dressing and Loading Your Deer
The Kill Shot Game Hoist elevates deer and other game weighing up to 500 pounds for flushing and cooling the body cavity. It can also be used to load game into the bed of your pickup truck with a 360° rotating arm that locks into four positions. It is a steel-constructed, hitch-mounted lift system for 2” Class III or Class IV receivers that raises from 81” to 95¾” high (depending of the height of the hitch) and is stabilized with a foot support that adjusts from 1/8” to 15”. Truck tailgates are still accessible with 25½” clearance. The Kill Shot Game Hoist includes a 24” wide gambrel, and comes with a 19½’ reinforced lift strap.
Deer hunting is an institution in Wisconsin. Everyone hunts here. I grew up around it, and it’s always been a part of what happens in the fall. Blaze orange and camouflage are part of every wardrobe, and everyone knows someone who knows someone with a cabin up north.
It starts out quietly with bow season (ours opened last weekend) and gradually gains steam to reach full frenzy the week of Thanksgiving. City populations shrink with a mass exodus to the woods, ads run constantly on the radio for Deer Hunters’ Widow Balls and entire factories even shut down for those few days so everyone can get their fill. It’s actually kinda nuts, but it all seems to work out. And it makes me wonder a little bit how our experience here in Wisconsin compares to deer hunting seasons in other parts of the country. Based on the numbers, I have to believe it’s pretty similar everywhere.
America Loves to Deer Hunt
The most recent study by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Deer Hunting in the United States: Demographics and Trends,” says that there are about 12.5 million hunters in the U.S. Of those, 10+million hunters go for deer, and in nine states, that number jumps to more than 90% who are resident deer hunters. That’s a pretty vigorous and manic following.
Whatever It Takes for an Edge
The mania is steeped in tradition and ritual for most hunters, though much of it in the name of fun, personal accomplishment or flat-out, hope-against-hope superstition. Suddenly, beards spring up on the most unlikely of faces, much of it patchy and sparse; beer sales shoot through the roof; and for a few days, you see jackets and overalls airing out on clotheslines in backyards, resurrected for their annual appearance.
There are also some quirky things people do for deer hunting, in hopes it will provide a divine influence in the week’s outcome. Things like always eating the same exact breakfast opening morning, listening to Ted Nugent sing about Fred Bear over and over on the drive up, turning the right sock inside out or wearing the same coat from their first hunting trip when they were 12. My left brain knows there’s more to it than donning a paper-thin concert T-shirt from decades gone by – things like skill and technique, preparation, location, persistence and even equipment – but my right brain enjoys these creative approaches, too.
Better Equipment Helps, Too
If you are looking to improve your experience with something a bit more dependable and logic-based, here are a few items to make these precious few days in the woods easier and more enjoyable.
Kill Shot Game Cart: Why lug all your hunting gear to your stand by hand when you can haul up to 500 lbs. with this convenient game cart? No worry about getting a flat, either; the tires are solid rubber. Pull your deer easily through fields and woods back to your truck or cabin.
Kill Shot Game Hoist: This hitch-mounted game winch lifts your deer (up to 500lbs) and gives full 360 degree access for gutting and skinning. No messing around with ropes and looking for the ideal tree branch. Works great for open field areas with little or no cover.
Gun and Bow Cases: A wide selection for shotguns and rifles, soft and hard gun cases, plain and camouflage, at reasonable prices. Bow cases to fit compound bows, hard cases and soft bags, some with room for quiver, arrows and more.
Front ATV Gun Bag: There’s room for your rifle, water bottles, extra clothing and a sandwich out in the field. Main compartment has adjustable dividers to accommodate other necessities.
Power-Pack Bow Rack: Secure your bow to a carrying rack that mounts right to the front or rear of your ATV. The rubber cradles only come in contact with the bow’s frame, and it will fit either a compound or a recurve.
ATV Cargo Bag: Made of water-resistant polyester, this ATV storage bag provides 2.75 cubic feet of carrying space for all the hunting gear you’ll need for the day. The main compartment has movable dividers, and there are additional mesh pockets on the inside of the bag’s lid.
30 Liter Dry Bag: A highly-transportable means of keeping extra clothing, ammunition, matches and other supplies dry while hunting. Folds flat when not in use.
Hunter’s Deluxe Survival Kit: An emergency kit for hunters! The survival kit includes everything you need in an emergency, from food and water, to tools, to shelter, to first aid items, all in one pack.
Tell us what you are doing to prepare for deer hunting this year!
No, summer isn’t over; there’s plenty of time left. But with Labor Day having come and gone and the kids getting back to school, you know winter is on its way. And with the onset of the colder weather comes a huge laundry list of “season end” chores that need to be addressed before the snow flies. Sure, you may already have weeded all the whites out of your wardrobe for the season, but there’s a lot more to be done.
The Big Cover-Up
There are tasks like closing up the cottage, pulling in the pier from the lake, picking the final harvest in the garden and preparing your beloved toys and tools and equipment for storage. No small feat, and, thankfully, there are plenty of resources and checklists available to help in making sure you’ve got it all handled. A critical step in this process is the ‘covering’ part; specifically, what you use to cover your equipment as it rests over the cold months.
As you proceed through the steps of winter prep for your motorcycle, boat, Jet Ski, lawn tractor, kayak or canoe, you might be tempted to use a plastic or canvas tarp, a retired blanket or even some bed sheets. Don’t go there! By using a good cover that is designed to fit your equipment properly, your equipment will be protected and in good shape to provide many more years of dependable service.
The selection of a cover should be based on the material of construction and the fit.
Made of the Right Stuff
So ask yourself:
Is the cover waterproof or water-resistant to protect against moisture?
Is it breathable or vented to guard against moisture build-up, which can cause corrosion, mold, etc.?
Will it protect against dust, dirt and UV rays well enough to prevent scratches, fading, etc.?
Is it durable to withstand tears? (Note that not all covers are not necessarily designed for trailering.)
A Good Fit
Is the cover a good fit without gaping pockets of excess fabric? (These can be a welcome mat for bugs or small critters looking to nest.)
Is it easy on / easy off? (With less bulk, a better fit usually means less hassle, especially if you are doing this job solo.)
We Cover Everything
Getting a close-to-custom fit for your equipment going into winter storage is easy and affordable with a wide selection of covers to choose from:
Boat covers (aluminum boats, hunting boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, outboard motors)
Motorcycle covers (styles for all makes of motorcycles, including Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, Triumph and more; also available for motocross and scooters)
Personal watercraft covers (Jet Ski, Sea-Doo, Wave Runner, more)
Garden Tractor / Lawn Mower covers (riding, push-behind, zero turn)
Car / Truck / SUV covers
Camper covers (full size RVs, motorhomes, travel trailers, pop-up campers)
Patio Furniture covers (grills, patio chairs, chaise lounges, tables, benches, cushions, umbrellas, standup heaters)
The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting bitterly cold temperatures for two-thirds of the country this winter with a bonus of heavier than normal snowfalls for some of us. It’s time to button things up and batten down the hatches because winter, she’s on her way. Have you started your fall cleanup and storage yet?
Did you hear? Discount Ramps is running a contest for motorcycle owners!
That’s kind of a little joke, because if you follow Discount Ramps through any of our social media outlets (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest), you’re probably WELL aware of this, since we’ve been a bit incessant about getting the word out. The Road Warrior Photo Contest kicked off the last week in August and extends through next weekend, closing on September 15. The winner of the contest (the person whose motorcycle photo receives the most votes by closing) is going to be rewarded handsomely with a Black Widow Motorcycle Jack / Lift. This is a super handy tool for anyone with a motorcycle who wants to take care of their own repairs or maintenance, so we thought we’d show you a little bit about it.
The Black Widow Motorcycle Lift handles most motorcycles weighing up to 1,500 pounds, whether you own a Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, BMW or other make, so any bike, even the big, heavy ones, are easily maneuvered for repairs or to swing into the corner for winter storage. The motorcycle jack elevates a cycle up to 14” and has two non-slip, rubber padded rests that protect the motorcycle’s finish as well as keep it secure and in place while you work. There are also several tie down points, should you want that added peace of mind to prevent the motorcycle from shifting, and the Black Widow Motorcycle Jack even comes with two *quality* ratchet tie down straps. A padded hydraulic foot pedal raises the bike, and there is a safety locking system that secures the lift at heights of 9”, 11-7/8” or 13-7/8”, depending on what works best for you in your shop. A pair of rear swivel caster wheels let you turn and pivot your motorcycle for the best access, and a 27” handle helps out, too, though the handle is removable if that gets in the way during maintenance.
We’ve sold this very same motorcycle jack to custom motorcycle shops who have been pretty darn happy with the Black Widow Lift, so you know it’s a nice piece of equipment for your own garage, too.
And winning one for your very own is as simple as a few clicks (and maybe some good campaigning to get the most votes!). Bear with us as we continue to promote for more entries to the Road Warrior Photo Contest in this next week, since you are sure to see more of our posts, but don’t put off submitting your own entry any longer!