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I Quit!

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.

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That sounds like the best way

That sounds like the best way to do it.  Thumbs up

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. 

Decisions decisions, what to do? 

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It gets tougher, but i'm

It gets tougher, but i'm going to stop worrying about it. If I need to make 10 trips to get it out. So be it.

Later in the year when i'm eating elk steaks. I won't remember the pack out.  Big smile

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Getting old

It just sucks to get old Big smile , but i will keep Elk hunting as long as i can, as i have gotten older, i have just learned to hunt smarter.

Kevin 

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Yeah, all we have left is our

Yeah, all we have left is our brains, because the body has left the building along with Elvis.

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You forget, we still have our

You forget, we still have our body but don't have the ability. 

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ha ha

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.

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It was easy when I was

It was easy when I was younger hunting with my dad. We could haul out an elephant  between us. Now it's just me, and a bit tougher. I'll get it done one way or the other.

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