With good planning, however, getting your deer out can be relatively pain-free. The first thing to do is carefully map out the easiest way back to your vehicle or camp. Remember, this is rarely the straightest path. Use the terrain and available trails to your advantage. It's also a good idea to lighten your load by carrying some of your gear to the truck-or simply ahead on your route-and then come back for your deer. And take your time. In the excitement of the moment, it's easy to rush the job, making it more difficult than it needs to be.