Re: Retrieving downed animals
I will say that I am not afraid to leave an animal over night, if he conditions are right. I always leave them caped, and as ready as possible to load on the horse or mules. I carry an old but clean bed sheet in my day pack, this can be loosely placed on the animal to keep the birds off in the morning. I have left animals within yards of ol' Jellystone and have never had wolves or bears touch an animal. Now, if Murphy was with you and something is left behind......after the first morning, don't go lookin for the gut pile because that can be very interesting!