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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 09:50:59 AM »
So @bearpaw and @fillthefreezer, if I'm trying to keep the pack lighter but I still want to be effective, a Havalon and hatchet should do the trick for the bigger animals? 

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 10:09:17 AM »
So @bearpaw and @fillthefreezer, if I'm trying to keep the pack lighter but I still want to be effective, a Havalon and hatchet should do the trick for the bigger animals? 

FYI bearpaw, I stand behind my comment on the lurker thread... I'm 10x the hunter I was before because of this site.  Thanks for the advice guys! :tup:

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to each their own, but youll never find a hatchet in my pack. ill pick up a saw when dropping a load of meat if i want to skull cap something but thats it. deer, bear, elk, moose, i havent wished for any other tools than small knives to this point. i will say, that outdoor edge knife was superior to my havalon, side x side.

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 10:29:06 AM »
So @bearpaw and @fillthefreezer, if I'm trying to keep the pack lighter but I still want to be effective, a Havalon and hatchet should do the trick for the bigger animals? 

FYI bearpaw, I stand behind my comment on the lurker thread... I'm 10x the hunter I was before because of this site.  Thanks for the advice guys! :tup:

Thanks!!

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A saw or small hatchet can take care of bones and brisket on large animals easier than a knife, if you don't want the extra weight of packing either of those, a knife will easily split a bear open if you cut along the side of the brisket.
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2017, 10:33:35 AM »
The only advise I can give was told to me long time ago ,by some old timers.Is if you don't debone right away and plan on draging to the truck like deer is after gutting cut down to the pelvic bone and ball joints to let meat cool,said bears hold the heat in there body better cause of fat ,and your meat will won't cool if you have to drag a long way.
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 10:41:18 AM »
The only advise I can give was told to me long time ago ,by some old timers.Is if you don't debone right away and plan on draging to the truck like deer is after gutting cut down to the pelvic bone and ball joints to let meat cool,said bears hold the heat in there body better cause of fat ,and your meat will won't cool if you have to drag a long way.

Their bones actually hold heat as well.  Bear is the only animal I work on deboning quickly if I am in the back 40.  If I'm closer to the truck I worry less.

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 10:50:32 AM »
The only advise I can give was told to me long time ago ,by some old timers.Is if you don't debone right away and plan on draging to the truck like deer is after gutting cut down to the pelvic bone and ball joints to let meat cool,said bears hold the heat in there body better cause of fat ,and your meat will won't cool if you have to drag a long way.

That's true about bear holding heat and needing cooled fast, they can spoil quickly. The hide needs to come off as soon as possible and the heat needs to escape as quickly as possible. If not close to a vehicle you had better break it down, if you can't pack it all in one trip hang the rest in a shaded spot until you get back. If it's hot and there is a stream that's a great way to cool meat.
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2017, 10:55:51 AM »
The old timer that told me was my dad ,when we where draging a bear out.Many years ago.
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2017, 11:27:56 AM »
I much prefer the gutless method my self. I only pack a knife. No saw or hatchet. If it's hot I'll debone before packing but other wise de-boning is done at camp. Snowed on me last year while recovering my bear. 
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2017, 11:40:45 AM »
Carry a bottle of white vinegar with you. If you get one rub your exposed skin with it and rub some on the bear. It will keep the bees hornets and wasps away

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 08:04:05 AM »
Carry a bottle of white vinegar with you. If you get one rub your exposed skin with it and rub some on the bear. It will keep the bees hornets and wasps away

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Interesting! I'll have to try this... especially since a person I plan on hunting with has a pretty severe bee allergy.
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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 11:28:12 AM »
Carry a bottle of white vinegar with you. If you get one rub your exposed skin with it and rub some on the bear. It will keep the bees hornets and wasps away

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Interesting! I'll have to try this... especially since a person I plan on hunting with has a pretty severe bee allergy.
Ha! Yes I do! I saw this tip in another thread and took note of it. ;) :tup:
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It also was a good reminder that the wasps will be out for early season, which I hadn't considered.

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »
Doesn't soaking the bags in vinegar give off a smell for the animals? Will it come from your pack and spook them?

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Re: Bear - kill kit question
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2017, 06:36:48 AM »
Carry a bottle of white vinegar with you. If you get one rub your exposed skin with it and rub some on the bear. It will keep the bees hornets and wasps away

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Cool tip, thanks!

We always carried black pepper, but you still have a few ornery yellow jackets.
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