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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2021, 06:31:20 PM »
High country pack outs are brutal, but the rewards can be high

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2021, 10:11:48 PM »
Anyone ever pack a load like these pics are showing past the truck down into a hole only to realize their mistake then have to go back up a mountian they didn't need to climb because they took the wrong fork in the trail?


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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2021, 10:18:46 PM »
Anyone ever pack a load like these pics are showing past the truck down into a hole only to realize their mistake then have to go back up a mountian they didn't need to climb because they took the wrong fork in the trail?
Me neither 🤣

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Get a Gps app on phone ( you donít need service) .  OnX or other freebie ones.
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2021, 10:24:33 PM »
Ya I use onx but I didn't need it as I knew where the truck was, I just wasn't focused right.

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2021, 05:26:01 AM »
Pack out on this one was brutal, Was at it over night and had to go over two 1,000 ft. passes!!  Toughest pack out by far in my career.

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2021, 06:42:32 AM »
 :chuckle:
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2021, 08:38:24 AM »
No pictures, who would have thought to take a picture packing out. I don't even remember having a camera for so many years.
Anyway, a story of my initiation into elk hunting.
I must have been 13 but maybe 14. My Dads hunting partner, his son, my Dad and and I were hunting on the Kalalock. Most of it had never been logged at the time so it was a ways between roads. My Dads partner and his son killed two spikes on a Sunday. Of course they had to be back to work Monday so there was a big rush. We skinned those elk out and cut them in half and loaded them on the packboards. It seemed farther but thinking back it was probably close to a mile. Down a ridge to the creek and down the creek bottoms with that sucking mud. I fell behind and about 500 feet short of the road you had to cross a log jam to cross the creek. Dad came back and took my pack the rest f the way.
We never weighed any of the packs but I do know my dad packed out a buck in one piece that was entered in a big buck contest that they weighed 188.
It seemed like then it was SOP if an elk was a spike or a rag horn it gt cut in half. A bigger bull would get quartered. Only thing I ever weighed was a cougar I packed out that weighed 149.
I think back on my Dad. He was pretty tough. I saw him pack out a half elk many times and you probably think he was a big guy. He went about 165.
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2021, 08:39:34 AM »
Thanks to a cell phone and and good friend close by the pack out was all down hill instead of up out of the hole and then down to my truck.  (I turned around to have the sun at my back for the picture)

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2021, 09:23:13 AM »
That's a cool picture but probably doesn't do the weight of your pack justice

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2021, 09:30:46 AM »
Not an overnight trip, but this is how I get my WA and ID deer out to the road every year.  Don't know how many more years this will go on...   Pack is a Cabelas pack frame.  Lashing material is 30' of 550 parachute cord.
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2021, 09:38:17 AM »
Curious for those posting pictures of entire animals on a pack frame, why not quarter them first? I have been seeing more and more pictures of this on social media lately and don't really get it.  :dunno:
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2021, 09:49:06 AM »
In the long run you save a lot of wear and tear on your body if you quarter it or bone it out. I know my Dad used to pack whole deer and goats out by making a pack out of them before they had the decent pack boards that weren't just a USFS pack board. I guess its just lack of experience. :dunno:

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2021, 09:52:03 AM »
In the long run you save a lot of wear and tear on your body if you quarter it or bone it out. I know my Dad used to pack whole deer and goats out by making a pack out of them before they had the decent pack boards that weren't just a USFS pack board. I guess its just lack of experience. :dunno:

I remember we always used to gut and drag our deer out but now, unless its close to the road AND downhill, I always do the gutless quarter method
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2021, 09:52:42 AM »
Good question-  for me, it is just quicker to get the whole thing on my back and get it to the truck, if it is less than a mile or so, which is typical here in the Palouse. I also like to hang my deer whole for the aging period.  I prefer to skin the animal while it is hanging as well.

 If it were more of a backcountry hunt, of course I'd quarter or bone out the meat!

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2021, 10:05:00 AM »
Curious for those posting pictures of entire animals on a pack frame, why not quarter them first? I have been seeing more and more pictures of this on social media lately and don't really get it.  :dunno:

Still waiting to see one of those pics with an elk. That would be really impressive
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