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    Favorite way to pack out elk about 3 miles?

    Hey Guys,

    Going on hunting trip with me and my dad. Curious how you all prefer to pack out elk from about 2-3 mile range?

    I'd prefer not to hunt with a frame pack, but I see a lot of folks do it.

    Thanks for the input gents!

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    "Favorite" now there's a loaded term, I dont know about favorite, but one of the "easiest" pack outs Ive ever done was almost all down hill, I carried the quarters till I was headed down hill, roped three of them together and took off jogging, made it down to the truck 1.5 miles away in less than an hour. The total distance I had to actually pack the quarters was less than a half mile. Thank god for snow!.

    Other than that and a horse, the other ones have been on my back, I do know one thing, I will never ever pack out bone and hide!

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    Steve,

    Depending on the area and terrain a game cart may work. I have taken elk halves out on one if there is a decent enough route. 3 miles though it would seem a frame pack would be easiest. Carrying big sections of dead weight any other way is difficult.

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    I guess this was probably my favorite pack out!





    Stone Glacier pack with the load shelf really worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npaden View Post
    I guess this was probably my favorite pack out!





    Stone Glacier pack with the load shelf really worked great.
    Good grief! I'd pack that joker all the way back home! What a bull!
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Nice bull, my favorite way too. Carry a pack you can throw quarters on and get headed back to the truck.


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    snow and downhill is super nice. I have used one of those plastic sleds kindof the same way as mentioned above. It worked pretty well.

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    If I can get two packs to camp (camp near a trailhead, etc) I'll hunt with my daypack, knives, etc and leave the frame-pack in camp. When you get something, gut it and bring out a small load in your day pack, then return for more with the frame-pack.

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    Pack Horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon4elk View Post
    Pack Horse
    Yep, without a doubt that's the best!

 

 

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