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Been awhile since I have been on the site but this does not mean that I have not had smashing crows on the mind.  Last year one of my biggest pain points was getting my gear to my desired hunting location without three trips, some of which could be pretty long.  I have finally came up with a solutions that seems to fit all of my needs quite nicely and would like to share incase anyone else is having the same issues.

My solution came partly from the duck hunters.  I purchased a JetSled (Pic1) It measures 11" deep by 31" wide by 66" long.  It is made of heavy plastic which is light but durable as well and can be pulled across open land and swamp if need be.

So, I loaded it down with everything needed to give old Mr. Crow a good whippin and it was pretty dang hard to pull across my yard, doable yes but would wear a guy out.  Now this got me thinking how I could maintain the ability to cross a field that had a few inches of water standing or a creek or any other water hazard a crow hunter could encounter?  Solution (pic 2) I would build me an axle that is easily removable for situations where the area I wanna hunt is really wet and the tires would do more harm than good.

Picture 3 shows the sled with the axle installed and it takes about 2 minutes to install it.  The tires are 20"X2" and are removable as well and are held on by a cotter hairpin.  Another problem I had to address was with the axle installed it was difficult to load the sled as it was leaning nose first into the ground.  To solve that issue I build a kickstand out of 1/2" pvc pipe and it is shown in pic3 as well.

The other two pictures show the sled holding all gear and ready to hunt.  

 



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It looks like I did not get the pictures download I wanted and definitely not in the right order.

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Hey, how's my little pal Colt doing?

Your invention was made to order with all the moisture you get in you're part of the world.

So how is Dale doing?

Since you were at the house the basement flooded because we got 15 inches of rain in May and the ground was just saturated. The crow museum, my office and half the billiard room got wiped out. All is back in order now. The last photo is of the new floor in my office after the flood. 

Best regards,

Bob A.



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sorry to hear about the flooding Bob. Any damage to the collection ?

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What size square tubing did you use to make that? 

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Michael,

I used 1” tubing for my frame and the axle I used a 3/4” bolt.

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Great! Thank you!!

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