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    Bring some friends. It's a haul for sure. Best way on your own is take more trips with less weight. I guess it would depend on the terrain your in if you don't want to use a frame pack. Maybe a game cart.
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    Pack frame. I used a game cart once for 3 miles. Down hill wasn't bad but up hill was a killer. It was on an old 4 wheeler road that was closed but I still remember that cart and how tough it was. Three of us for 1 elk quartered out. I also bone it out now.
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    Almost all of mine have come out on my back. To rough for anything with wheels where I hunt. I have brought a few out on Plastic Bob Sleds in the snow. They work very well but the bottoms do wear out after a few animals.

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    What's method you y'all prefer to bring the head out ie low or high antlers forward or back? I've tried several ways and I can't seems to get it where it carries right.

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    Most will say tines down, but my last one that I packed out tines up really packed well. When I was moving through the dark timber I had an orange vest on the antlers though!

    When you think about it there is a lot more brush and obstacles from knee to thigh high where the tines would be if you were carrying it tines down than there are up over your head when you are carrying it tines up. At least where I hunt that seems to be the way it is. Occasionally I've been where you are constantly ducking to get under tree cover, and if that was the case you would probably want to carry it tines down.

    If you have very far to go it sure works out nicer to go ahead and cape it out and carry the cape and antlers separately. It's much more manageable that way. If you have a saw with you, you can go ahead and skull cap it while you are at it and save a few pounds too.

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    helicopter?

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    Although you were probably kidding, as a retired helicopter pilot I can think of no better way!!
    Unfortunately, some states prohibit the use of helicopters for hunting

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    Horns down here. They are nice to rest against the ground while on your back when you need a breather!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Although you were probably kidding, as a retired helicopter pilot I can think of no better way!!
    Unfortunately, some states prohibit the use of helicopters for hunting
    lol, only half kidding. I think it was on here that I saw a clip of them carrying out animals in New Zealand that way. It worked slick as snot. I might have to second mortgage my house to do it, so I haven't looked at how legal it is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Againstthewind View Post
    lol, only half kidding. I think it was on here that I saw a clip of them carrying out animals in New Zealand that way. It worked slick as snot. I might have to second mortgage my house to do it, so I haven't looked at how legal it is here.
    I know it was illegal to use a helicopter for hunting when I was in Alaska ... super cubs etc, were ok but not helicopters. Not sure about down here in the "lower 48." In any case, as you say it would be VERY expensive.

 

 

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