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Offline Lark Bunting

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Which game bags are you using for elk?
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:21:48 PM »
I thought I had made a Big-Boy decision and bought Alaskan game bags. I thought they were decent bags but I guess my memory was askew...and I hated them. I am upgrading to something that will protect the meat, is strong, is washable, etc. The obvious choices are Caribou and Kuiu. Let me know if you have a preference or another contender.


Also, how many and exactly which size from your choice.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »
Haven't seen either in action but I have black ovis and buddy has kuiu. Both feel similar to me and seem like they will last for quite a few seasons.


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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 07:02:45 PM »
TAG bags for me, have a set of black ovis as well and they seem very similar, 2 elk and 1 mule deer so far in the tags, washable and no loose threads yet.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 04:29:53 PM »
Over-sized pillow cases for me



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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 06:47:57 AM »
I use cheap ones from Walmart and I get years and years of use out of them.  Fancy gamebags are as much a gimic as scent killer dryer sheets IMO

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 08:43:55 AM »
Agree with OTC Will. Here are four of them vacuum sealed with a coffee cup for size comparison. Found them at Wally World for $2 bucks after the season sale!

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 10:46:18 AM »
I use the Alaskan bags,  but wow, that vacuum pack idea is VERY smart. I'll have to start doing that!

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 11:55:22 AM »
I used the Black Ovis bags for my elk this year and they worked great. I have them cleaned up and packed up for next year already.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 12:15:50 PM »
I use cheap ones from Walmart and I get years and years of use out of them.  Fancy gamebags are as much a gimic as scent killer dryer sheets IMO


I second that, I've yet to have an issue with Wally bags.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 03:10:22 PM »
I use the Alaskan bags,  but wow, that vacuum pack idea is VERY smart. I'll have to start doing that!
I stole the same idea from Bill a couple years ago. Now I also vacuum seal some rubber gloves, a couple small garbage bags for the backstraps and loins, and a zip tie for my tag as well. Put them all in one bag, seal it up, and you have a kill kit ready to go in the bottom of the pack.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 04:53:25 PM »
I bought Wal-mart out of their gamebags when they were on sale in San Diego, lol. No one was buying them, so they lowered the price to a quarter a piece. I took the whole shelf and have about 50 of them.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 03:59:52 AM »
I bought Wal-mart out of their gamebags when they were on sale in San Diego, lol. No one was buying them, so they lowered the price to a quarter a piece. I took the whole shelf and have about 50 of them.


Now, that's amazing!  :-D

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 07:46:33 PM »
pillow cases for me. 


I put a "drawstring" in the fold so it works like an old tobacco pouch.


I've only killed two now, but the bags have worked well both times.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 10:49:43 PM »
I have been using T.A.G bags from quite a few years and like them a lot. Can get 6 in my pack pretty easily. Just ordered a set of Hang Em High game bags to try also. Heard good things about them. https://www.facebook.com/hangemhighgamebags/ what I want it a quality bag that I can get 6 in a small stuff sack and always have enough bags to do an elk.

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Re: Which game bags are you using for elk?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 08:22:25 AM »
I used the black Ovis ones this year and my buddy used the Alaskan. This was both our first trip hunting elk and I wont use the Alaskans at all. I dont know if we had a bad batch or what but his bags ripped on us and luckily we had mine and I loved them. They were easy to hang, and they are rewashable/reusable. I love that.

 

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