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In around 89', my truck broke down the day I was scheduled to leave to fill a cow elk tag. My dad drug my trailer out into the woods for me with his truck. I kept the escort at camp, and my wife and I filled the cow tag, and filled her buck tag during the late buck hunt that weekend. (Season overlapped back then...) We had a deer across the hood and a quartered elk, all quarters sticking out the trunk. Spare tire, packboards and guns in the back seat, and windows fogged from the elk. We had to peek over the deer to see, and both of us had to reach out the window to hold a leg to keep it from sliding off, on our three mile trip back to camp. I had (cell) called my dad to come get the trailer, as we had filled the tags. As we approached camp with all this meat sticking out of the car, my dads eyes nearly bugged out of his head. He was talking with someone who had stopped at camp to check our success, and here we came around the bend with this super buck on the hood and elk legs sticking out everywhere. What a sight! (Awesome little car, and great memories!)

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I have to agree with a few on here. Small 4x4 Truck. Personally I would get a Ford Ranger extended Cab 4x4, or a Toyota Truck 4X4. Both are tough little trucks and good on gas. Easier to turn around on some of those logging roads when you hit a dead end. When you start getting into those full size trucks you are wasting time and gas,

You can easilly haul out a large Elk in either the Ranger or Toyota. Just buy about a 10 foot trailer and haul it up with you. Drop it off somewhere and chain it to a tree so no one can drive off with it., That is if you wanna haul it out whole or bring along a four wheeler. If you Skin, Gut and quarter you can fit it in the back of the truck and forget the trailer if you don't have a 4 wheeler.

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My poor Nova.......back in the 80's.

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I love it!! Big smile Big smile Thumbs up

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Hey Billythekidrock, awesome buck! Thick neck, ears like that do not grow on small deer.

I love older photos like that! Old car, denim, t-shirts, hunting in it's most basic form, and successful. Anymore, it's a bit different. Camo this, goretex that. A bit too complicated. I think many of us worry over the details a bit too much, I know I do....

Thanks for diggin up the old photo...

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I just wish I had a pic of my little Dodge Colt hatchback loaded with two bucks..what a mess.

I don't know if you saw, but here are a couple more pics from the same time frame.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=305.msg2167#msg2167

And some more here.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=119.0

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