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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2021, 10:05:32 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!

Appreciate the feedback and sorry to derail the thread. Was just curious since I am sure some do it for the "cool" factor, pictures and so they can say their pack was "x" weight
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2021, 10:11:50 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!

Appreciate the feedback and sorry to derail the thread. Was just curious since I am sure some do it for the "cool" factor, pictures and so they can say their pack was "x" weight

I suppose the pictures can look "epic", etc., but not the reason I do it!  And I have used all the different methods multiple times, so I guess that I've settled on the "whole pack-out" method as relatively efficient for "front-country" hunts. There have been a few bucks, like my 2018 Idaho whitetail, which were large enough where I skinned out the hindquarters, packed out the back half, and then returned for the front half of the deer.

Anyway, some impressive photos on this thread!

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2021, 03:36:36 PM »
Similar for me.  If it is a reasonable sized animal and I am only a mile out or less i will just gut it and haul it to the truck where i can get it hung and skinned easier and in a cleaner environment.

Has nothing to do with wanting a photo op!
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2021, 05:21:40 PM »
Needed some help getting up
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2021, 05:53:29 PM »
Needed some help getting up

That pic is crazy !  Why?  - cape way to short for a mount so why all the neck ?  What were you drinking thinking?

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2021, 06:47:51 PM »
looks like the cape is folded up under the head?  prolly to keep the back of his britches and arsecrack from being soaked in blood?



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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2021, 06:56:53 PM »
Needed some help getting up

That pic is crazy !  Why?  - cape way to short for a mount so why all the neck ?  What were you drinking thinking?

Plenty of cape. No worries
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2021, 05:22:52 PM »
This is when I drew a bison tag in Montana I hired a packer, this is the best $600 I have spent. I harvested the bull 5 miles from the trailhead

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #68 on: January 29, 2021, 05:18:31 AM »
I had friend with me on this day, I only had to pack out half the boned out meat on this buck

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2021, 05:21:20 AM »
Does the pic do the weight justice?

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2021, 05:28:39 AM »
This is when I drew a bison tag in Montana I hired a packer, this is the best $600 I have spent. I harvested the bull 5 miles from the trailhead

That looks like an epic adventure!
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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2021, 05:41:38 AM »
Does the pic do the weight justice?

On the deer or bison?

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2021, 05:48:12 AM »
On the deer, sometimes pics can be deceiving. Guessing I would say pack weight 30 lbs.

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2021, 05:51:33 AM »
...

This will show the weight a little better.

The hind quarters were 185lbs a piece. I felt bad for that mule that hauled them out

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Re: Letís see ur heavy pack out pics
« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2021, 05:58:01 AM »
On the deer, sometimes pics can be deceiving. Guessing I would say pack weight 30 lbs.

Half of a boned out mature buck (meaning 4-6 years old) in October will be 55-60 lbs, spotting scope tripod 7, rifle 11, deer head 6-8 lbs.

 


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