That's right. I'm going to quit talking about how hard it is for me to get the elk meat out. I like elk hunting too much, and i'll keep doing it until I can't get out of bed anymore. Or a bear eats me. Whichever comes first.
I figured out a few years ago that as much as I enjoy hunting I hated the pack out even more. Since that time I have taken 4 or 5 elk with the furthest pack being about 200 yards to a road that I could get my 4 wheeler to. This last year it took me 3 days to find the herd that I like to hunt and those elk refused to come out of the drainage that they were in. If I would of shot one it would of been about a mile pack so I didn't shoot one. But then when I look in my freezer I also figure that I gave away too much elk meat last year and need to get another one this year even if I do have to pack it out.
this is the reason i have been on the elk hunts i have been on, since i have only drawn a cow tag of my own and have yet to pull a bull tag. the only bull hunts i have taken part in have been family members and freinds hunts. usually when one gets a tag, 2 or 3 others go along for the pack out and to enjoy the hunt as well. better belive when i draw my tag im gonna have a handfull of freinds in camp waitin for the good word to lace up they're boots and grab a fram pack.
First make sure your gun is safe, remove the bolt and clean your barrel from the chamber to the end of muzzle. Clean the barrel using butchers bore shine until a patch comes out white. Run a total of 5 separate patches soaked with denatured alcohol through the bore and let dry for 30 minutes. Insert a cleaning rod with a jag and a dry patch into the neck of the chamber. Make sure it will stay there through the next process. Now using another cleaning rod, install a patch that has been coated...