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Old 02-19-2011, 09:49 PM
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Info on lamas as pack animals

Just read thru the post about goats as pack animals I was set on getting lamas but may have to rethink. Any info anybody has would be great. And your experience while using them.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

They are NASTY! In my experience, whats wrong with donkeys? They are great and even an untrained city boy can get along pretty well with them as long as you treat them right.

Dont get horses what ever you do or you will be stuck with them like me lol
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:47 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

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Just read thru the post about goats as pack animals I was set on getting lamas but may have to rethink. Any info anybody has would be great. And your experience while using them.

I have never personally owned or used lamas but can tell you for sure most horses don't like them including mine. So if you do decide to use Lamas and meet a pack string on the trail understand that horses have the right away on backcountry trails. Don't want a rodeo happening all over the hillside.

With all that said Iunderstand that they can carry up to 70 lbs and can go anywhere you can hike. That would be a good deal and you would not have to carry feed as they make a living most anywhere. But they are nasty and do have a wiered smell.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

I havent used them for hunting trips, but hey sure are tough things. My nephews even ride them in the farm, like riding a horse I mean, jajaja. They do stink though, or I should say they have a weird strong smell.

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:01 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

188Mule,

I packed with llamas for 8 or 9 seasons. to much to put in a post. send me your telephone # via PM if you want some additional information.

Mark
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

A big dog can pack as much as llama.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: Info on lamas as pack animals

I've been told by my lama ownin' neighbors that that they pack 60#s per lama.

Heck's fire......a decent goat can carry that much, easily.

These lamas are pretty much pasture ornaments. And reproducing.

I'm waiting for a depredation hunt to do some bullet testing.

Plus, they have a split lip. I don't think that's a good thing.
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