Originally Posted by TheFishBox
any more updates?
Well, it got a workout this weekend, along with me. Managed to take a cow elk Saturday night right at dark. We hiked back in on Sunday morning and recovered her. I usually take my horses to pack out meat but we decided to go ahead and pack being it was only about a mile or so although there was some elevation gain.
However, we made the comment several times as in--"why did we do this?? And where are the horses?"
As I mentioned before, I have the approach pack and it worked absolutely great. I had all my day gear in it and the first load out was a hind quarter. Super easy to load and it carried it very well. You just adjust the straps, pull the pack out and dump your load onto the load shelf. Then everything is pulled tight and it did not shift one bit---I really like this system and it is super simple. The other thing that we did is pull the cow off the steep hillside by putting a rope around the bottom of the backs and around the animals neck. Then we both just leaned forward and pulled her down to the flats where we quartered her. It worked great. Here are a couple of photos from this weekend. Lots of bulls but we could just not get them to come in. I had the bulls in the photo at around 80 yards right at dark but we shoot traditional gear and I need to be about 20 yards.