I hear you, ever since I booked this hunt in 2015 I can't ride my ranch horses without thinking of what it would be like to pack one out on my back. They are all Quarter horses that are around 15 hands and 1150 to 1300lbs. I think about carrying one out and how many trips it would take. Don't tell them, they might take offense to my thinking!Dude ! A 50" bull moose hind leg with the bone in will weigh will over 125lbs. A 60" bull 150lbs +. These aint no deer !! Or elk for that matter. I packed out a 67" bull antlers w/ the skull caped & it weighed 73 lbs. A big bull moose back strap is 5 ft long or longer. Then you have tusiks Its like walking on bowling balls. So make or bring walking sticks. My advise is bring along a light heavy weight MMA fighter that is in awesome shape and make him pack it out
Honestly, a Alaskan/yukon moose is like killing a horse that is 16 hands or bigger.
If you are flown in keep a quiet camp w/ no fires & call the bulls in close to camp. It is rather boring but effective.
I wish you the best of luck & good hunting
I do tell all my hunting buddies & my kids is " I'd rather be working my a$$ of packing meat than still trying to kill the meat"I hear you, ever since I booked this hunt in 2015 I can't ride my ranch horses without thinking of what it would be like to pack one out on my back. They are all Quarter horses that are around 15 hands and 1150 to 1300lbs. I think about carrying one out and how many trips it would take. Don't tell them, they might take offense to my thinking!
It's not illegal to split the hind quarters even if they have to be bone in I found out. I think rather than having 100+lb packs I might take that option.
I'm damn sure taking my trekking poles. If I didn't have a 100lb weight limit per man from the transporter I'd take the MMA fighter too! Since all my gear has to be under that weight limit even if I took a small MMA fighter I'd have to eat him if I didn't get a moose right away. He might take offense to that and my whole hunt might go to hell. Guess I'd better just man up and pack meat myself and do my best to shoot a moose where it's not to bad to pack out. Better to get whipped by moose quarters than midget MMA fighters I hope? Easier on the self esteem at least.
MCseal2, can you clear your inbox? I have some questions for you about a hunt.The Kifaru worked excellent. I added another 3 compression straps and between that, the Grab It 2, and the straps built into the wings I could get stuff attached very well and solid. Pretty darn nice pack. I won't forget I have a frame on like I can with my Exo, but for really bulky loads this one is great.