Originally Posted by linksmechanic
Je: your situation is understandable. I'm sure when I'm 70 I won't be able to pack elk on my back anymore. I have yet to be messed up by someone on foot however. Don't take my statements the wrong way there is a time and a place for atv's and you are a good example. People my age however have no excuse. You will see more elk and deer on foot than riding around on logging roads and closed down trails, period.
Thanks . and I didn't take it wrong. I was just stating that I believe that they have there place
if used properly.
And as Waylon Jennings said "I MAY BE OLD BUT I AIN"T USED UP"
I can and have packed elk out buy my self I just cant pack them as far any more.
As you get older you have to change your way of hunting and picking your shot so you can
recover the game .
I don't hunt off of my ATV I just use it to get in the area I want to hunt then I hunt on foot
once I arrive in the area I want.
I normally Hunt Elk across a drainage that is legally accessible to my ATV if i get one down
then all I have to do is drag him down hill to the drainage (Some times this is not an easy
task by myself so I end up quarting and moving him down in 3 or 4 trips.
The last 3 Elk I have Killed I had to pack it out buy my self because my hunting buddies were
4 to 6 miles away and I didn't want to leave all of that meat and take a chance that a bear
or other varmints would ruin it.
And that Honda sure comes in handy when your miles away from camp. So no offense, and
If I could just wound them and walk them back to camp and then finish them off there I
would not need the ATV. HaHaHa.
Anyway if everyone was courteous and though about other hunters it would not be an issue.
And in away it's like the debate about long range hunters being unethical compared to
short range hunters. I can tell you there are plenty of short range hunters that take shots
they shouldn't. so again its the person not the method.
J E CUSTOM