Cart 0
 

GameTote is the pre-eminent game retrieval cart.

It has the strength and capacity to handle a large bull elk, the mobility to go where deer and elk go, the safety and control of powerful braking, and thirteen other advantages (see Game Cart Selection Guide). This will greatly enlarge your retrieval zone and make it possible for you to bring back more and bigger game. It does the job when others cannot and does it better and faster when they can.

Just about everything you might want to know about GameTote is right here on these pages. The "GameTote Information and Tips" page points out GameTote features and and how these make it easier for you in the field. The "Testimonials" page gives you an in depth flavor of how GameTote actually helps to retrieve a big animal in rough country. And for help in comparing with other carts the "GameCart Review" page takes a look at most you might like to consider including those ever-popular side-by-side two-wheelers, the leading one-wheeled and tandem carts on the market, some wonderful homemade carts, powered carts, and a carry-in.

 

Why GameTote?

"What a great product. We have used it ( GameTote ) since 2003. This is the easiest route we have used it on, but it is also the biggest elk. My 13 year old (with the big smile) shot this 6 X 7 bull. We love telling people and showing off how easy it is to use." -Don Popelka

"What a great product. We have used it (GameTote) since 2003. This is the easiest route we have used it on, but it is also the biggest elk. My 13 year old (with the big smile) shot this 6 X 7 bull. We love telling people and showing off how easy it is to use." -Don Popelka

The Right Tool for the Job?

For 20 years I had used a large ball peen hammer and a length of I-beam to shape one end of the GameTote wheel struts for welding. When I hired a helper to do this I noticed that he was using a 200lb. anvil in place of the I-beam. I tried it and found that it cut the work involved to just over a third of what I had been doing. I had discovered the principal of the anvil and why it was the right tool for that job.

It is also true that there there is a right tool for the job of game retrieval, especially in prime deer and elk country where conditions are often very difficult. This is where the going gets tough and where a GameTote is most appreciated.


5X5 BULL ELK - Jon Esquibel & John Bobela retrieve 5 x 5 bull with a GameTote.

5X5 BULL ELK - Jon Esquibel & John Bobela retrieve 5 x 5 bull with a GameTote.

Retrieval Zone

"With the GameTote I am confident that I can retrieve just about any animal from any location that I can reasonably hike to", states Jeff Maynard who hunts in the rugged mountains of Central Idaho" (See testimonials).

Look at the Selection Guide and the list of qualities to look for in a retrieval cart. All but one of these is actually a part of the GameTote and is there to help you when you need it. Included is the all-important, large (just over 25"), single, motorcycle wheel that supplies the requisite strength for the big animals, super mobility that is so important in rough country, smoother and easier rolling and the critical ability to traverse slopes without dumping. Equally important is the powerful motorcycle drum brake that has all the holding power you will need and that gives you control, prevents runaways, and allows for rest stops.


Paul Gaucher (left) and Jim Salisbury with 15 seventy lb. sandbags (1050 lb.). This load was no strain for a  GameTote  (unless you count the partially flattened tire).

Paul Gaucher (left) and Jim Salisbury with 15 seventy lb. sandbags (1050 lb.). This load was no strain for a GameTote (unless you count the partially flattened tire).

What makes the GameTote So Accommodating?

It is made with steel tubing (1" HREW (hot rolled elected weld) w/065" wall) and (1.25" DOM (drawn over mandrel) w/1.20 wall) and a brand new 300 X 19 motorcycle wheel with drum brakes.  The frame is joined with 30 MIG welds in an incredibly strong  multi-triangular configuration.  Breakdown joints are formed by telescoping the HREW and DOM so as to avoid sacrificing needed strength and rigidity when in use.  

We tested the GameTote with 1,050 lbs, or far more than you should try.  Unlike other carts where load limits are determined by the cart itself, GameTote limits are in reality set by your physical abilities and safety considerations.  It is not unusual for two hunters using a GameTote to retrieve a 500 to 700lb. bull from deep in the backcountry.  GameTote has a myriad of practical uses including a rush of a sick or injured buddy back to the truck.  It is uniquely capable of hauling heavy or unusual loads through rough terrain or to remote locations.


5X6 BULL ELK - Jon & Bud Esquibel with 5 x 6 bull elk.

5X6 BULL ELK - Jon & Bud Esquibel with 5 x 6 bull elk.

Hard Work

We don’t claim that a GameTote will make the trip walk in the park, although at times we are told it does just that. We do claim that a GameTote makes it possible to bring back bigger game from rough country. Even with the many features and advantages GameTote has to make things easier and more manageable handling this much weight is going to be very hard work as it would be with any carrier you felt might do the job. The difference is that with GameTote your chances for a successful retrieval in these conditions are vastly improved. And no matter how difficult the retrieval, it will still be in total control of the powerful GameTote braking. This will help you to prevent exhaustion, reduce the potential for injury or heart attack, be in better spirits and have more time to enjoy your hunting success.

Marlin Overton, Anaconda

“Here is a photo of my 43rd elk coming out, the first one to get a ride in my new cart. I tied his legs in and then reefed his head and neck around and tied it down to the opposite side of the cart so that it balanced the cart perfectly. The cart was awesome, turning a 4-hour drag for four men into a one-hour trip powered by two old guys. I know hindsight is 20/20, but I wish I had purchased one of your carts 25 years ago. I did a few additions to make it ready for anything. I put a tool kit near the rear end that contains enough stuff to either break the cart down completely or break the elk down completely. I also put a nice waist belt on to help the guy in front pull with his hips, which works really well. I feel I need to comment one more time on how amazingly well the cart worked. Thank you.”

20171031.In the Wild.IMG_20171031_112422560_HDR(1).jpg

jesse-struckhoff.jpg

Jesse Struckhoff, Fort Collins

“Hello Dick, the GameTote worked great! The picture is on our way out of spike camp. We have a quartered cow elk wrapped in a tarp on the bottom. We were able to haul our quartered elk and entire spike camp in one trip.”

GameTote, Rescue Cart, and Accessories Pricing

product-gametote.jpg

The GameTote: Complete and Powder Coated is $562

product-rescue-cart.jpg

The Rescue Cart is $590

 

GameTote Accessories

product-cargo-liner.jpg

The Height Adapter is $35 without holes drilled, or $60 if we drill the holes for you

The Cargo Liner is $130