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How do you get your elk out?

I usually gut the elk and with a team of at least two drag it to the truck.

How do you get your elk out? Drive to it? ATV? Pack team? Quarter it? Pay somebody else Wink ?

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How do you get your elk out?

I get on the cel phone to everyone I know and we have a weekend bar-b-que where he lays.

Boned or quartered. ATV, hand cart or pack frame. It's getting to be to much work. We're talking about getting a four legged mule to haul quarters and cape.

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How do you get your elk out?

Quarter it and pack it out on my back.

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How do you get your elk out?

I've had to quarter it and pack it out many times or cut in in half and drag it out with a buddy. . One year, the landowner had a backhoe and lifted it up and dumped it in the back of my truck. Thumbs up

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pack out

I have been all over the place with that question. I have boned out the animal,,then maid 2 or 3 trips back in in order to get it all out,,i have tied its head and antlers up on the back of the quad and draged it out hole,,i have cut it into 4 quarter and packed each quater out with a pole on each of our shoulers,,i have taken in a mountain bike,,,if you are back in on a restricted road and carried a part of the animal in a small little trailer that i atach to the back of my bike. You have to figure out what kind of train you will be hunting and pepair yourself for what you think will work the best,hunter.

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How do you get your elk out?

I do it this way,
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How do you get your elk out?

4 wheeler if im lucky,horseback if Im not and if I really havin bad luck I have to bone it out and throw it on a packframe for several trips!!I dont worry about that until the elk is dead... Shame on You!

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How do you get your elk out?

Last year, my brother and I were stocking side by side up an old abondoned logging road when we encountered a herd of about 6-10 cows as we came around a corner. It was early September and we new the area was hot cuz of some bugling going on. The elk scattered so fast my bro didnt even get off a shot. But I was able to shoot a cow in the neck and it dropped where it was shot. We were about 3 miles from the truck and it was about 8AM. We gutted, skinned and boned her right there. We both had large backpacks with extension towers. we were able to fit all the meat in the two backpacks-but man, oh man, those packs weighed around 150LBS eapiece. I weigh 150 pounds, my bro weighs about 170. I'm 5'7' he's a 5'5" bull. That was the longest 3 miles I can remember. And, definitely the heaviest pack I have ever carried. I had to put the pack against a tree, sit down and get into it, then have my bro take me by the hands and pull me up-I did the same for him. We were able to walk only at about 60-100yd intervals fortunatley all downhill.As we gained ground the intervals narrowed considerably-and I was uncertain if I would make it. I am 46yrs old my bro is 56.