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Offline rtspring

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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2020, 02:35:36 PM »
Go kill your elk!  Get ahold of me, and I damn sure will come help you pack it out!  I got lots of friends who would come help.  Start of Nile road has pretty good cell service. 
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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2020, 02:43:31 PM »
I wouldn't hesitate.  I may not go kill one six miles from the trailhead, but there are tons of places over there with elk that aren't long hikes.

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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2020, 10:24:16 PM »
Next Tuesday-Friday I will be over there solo... 
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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 10:34:03 AM »
kill it, quarter it and hang it in a shaded tree, go make a couple phone calls for help packing it out.

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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 11:05:52 AM »
What others have said, plus, bone that critter out!  It's silly to carry bone for any distance IMO.  You don't have to take out 70+ lb loads unless you want to.  Heck, take out 40-50lb loads of boned out meat if that's what you're comfortable with.  Good luck on your hunt mister. 
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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2020, 11:10:10 AM »
Go for it! You’ll never know until you test yourself! I’ve hunted in camps for years...for a variety of reasons, camaraderie, shared work load, security in numbers, etc...

Then a few years back I found myself hunting the last five days alone...Loved every minute of it...

Wouldn’t hesitate to continue down that path except my oldest son got bit hard when he was with me for the taking of my Idaho bull...
Packed this one out solo over two days...@59 years young a couple of years ago...
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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2020, 11:35:13 AM »
Keep an eye on the weather, be safe, and get out there. 

 For quartering and hanging, 100' of para chord and A couple good quality alloy carabiners  in your pack go a long way.  Use the para chord to anchor the animal on a side hill, or to put tension on the particular leg or area your working on on the critter.  it will make it easier to skin.  Use it to build a meat pole on the spot to get quarters off the ground.  The carabiners work as pulleys if you need more leverage, like hanging a head and hide up in a tree.

 Be safe, and take good fire start with you. 
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Re: Newbie Elk Hunting - partner bailed on me
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 04:51:00 PM »
I have shot a few deer by myself, but not an elk.

I have spent less time trying, but have spent a few days doing it. I expect I’m about due to get one and have a pile of work to do. I think it would be a fun challenge.

I have packed several animals out with two of us in brutal country. I think doing it alone in some of the places I hunt solo would actually be easier.

 


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