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Offline Dan-o

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2023, 09:39:56 PM »
Please forgive me for the inquiry but what do you mean by pulling out an elk?
 For 15years I have helped with quartering and packing out.  How do you pull out with cable or mule tape?


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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2023, 07:01:14 AM »
Iíve never killed an elk close enough to a road to make a rope feasible, but itís a nice thought.

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2023, 07:52:26 AM »
Winches with a long line are pretty common, have saved a bunch of critters that would have been wasted without them.  Whether mud, snow, steep or just not enough man power to get it done in a timely manner they are a great tool. 

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2023, 07:55:50 AM »
Iíve never killed an elk close enough to a road to make a rope feasible, but itís a nice thought.

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2023, 08:51:31 AM »
Seems like way more work than itís worth, and when you have to cut it up eventually  :dunno:

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2023, 10:15:07 AM »
It's actually WAY easier, quicker and your animals tends to stay alot cleaner for eating purposes. You don't gut them until you pull them to the loading place at the road. Load em up whole and take them home to a block and tackle...we have been doing this over 40 years....my partner and I have probably over a mile of haywire sections between us as well as old logging passblocks...not many places your not a mile from a road nowadays...also several times over the years a bull elk that would have taken all day to do in the field is hung and we have went back up hunting and got another....it works well...especially when your 70 :)

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2023, 10:51:57 AM »
It's actually WAY easier, quicker and your animals tends to stay alot cleaner for eating purposes. You don't gut them until you pull them to the loading place at the road. Load em up whole and take them home to a block and tackle...we have been doing this over 40 years....my partner and I have probably over a mile of haywire sections between us as well as old logging passblocks...not many places your not a mile from a road nowadays...also several times over the years a bull elk that would have taken all day to do in the field is hung and we have went back up hunting and got another....it works well...especially when your 70 :)

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2023, 11:08:39 AM »
To each there own, I hunt with be back pack on. Pretty sure I could have it deboned and the first load in my pack before someone could hike back to a truck get all the gear and get it rigged for the drag out. I carry one of those cheap red and white table cloths in my pack to lay out all the meat as I take it off the animal so it stays pretty dang clean. But thatís great if itís what works for you guys.

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2023, 12:02:06 PM »
I do both and guarantee itís easier to use a rope if you are a reasonable distance from a road.

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Re: Pulling rope
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2023, 01:47:54 PM »
Please forgive me for the inquiry but what do you mean by pulling out an elk?
 For 15years I have helped with quartering and packing out.  How do you pull out with cable or mule tape?



That's cool! Unfortunately, I hunt way too far from the road (and in too much deadfall) for this to work.

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