Originally Posted by Andy Backus
I was reading a magazine article the other day (can't remember which mag) where a guy was reporting on his experience with llamas on a recent elk hunt and said they walked pretty slow, especially when loaded. He said they only went about 1 1/2 miles/hour when loaded. He made it sound like he had to hike slower than usual because of the llamas.
Those that I know that have pack llamas are pleasure hikers not hunters. Speed is not an issue for them thus usually doesn't come up in conversation.
Hunters on here have commented that goats are slow when it comes to getting someplace in a hurry. My experience is that my goats keep me in sight. The poop along browsing on choice morsels and I at times get way ahead.
The only thing I don't like about that is that they run to catch up. It makes the canned pop way to fizzy.
If I want them to keep up with me I put the best leader on a string. The others keep up and don't browse.
I'm so old and worn out that speed isn't on my priority list. That's why I use LR rifles.