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Offline buglelk

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Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:31:17 PM »
What pack do you use to haul elk quarters?
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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 10:52:56 PM »
I like my Wilderness Pack Specialties compact frame...works great and its lightweight.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 10:05:17 AM by buglelk »

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 03:22:46 AM »
I love my Eberlestock J104- that thing has been hammered and abused with heavy loads, but still holding strong!!

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 09:55:29 PM »
I agree that the Eberlestock can take abuse.  I have used the J34 for years and it is still going strong.  Love how it butterfly's open and can hold two elk quarters. Haven't tried the Tenzing pack yet but it looks like a winner as well.
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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 03:53:37 PM »
I like the MR platform with load sling for packing.  It is tough to beat just a good ol pack frame though... Just depends on what kind of situation i'm going to be in i guess.

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 09:43:28 PM »
I've used several different methods in the past from the external metal packframe, to internal frames on packs such as Badlands, Blacks Creek etc.  If I'm close to the truck I prefer a metal external frame... But if I'm bivy hunting I'll make due with what I have as my pack at the time.  Just got a new Tenzing TZ5000 and I'm pumped to get out and put that thing to the test!  Honestly one of the best packs I've put my hands on.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 09:56:38 AM by archery288 »

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 12:37:48 PM »
this past season I used an L.L.bean hunters carryall pack. I packed out my cow and helped carry out 2-bulls If someone is on a tight budget this is a great pack for $80.00
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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 12:45:10 PM »
i use a kelty external frame with my day pack strapped to it if we are hunting from the truck. But if im bivy hunting then i will make due on the first trip out with my backpacking
pack which is a 5300ci rei pack. Id love to get an ebelestockSitka or badlands pack but at this point with 3 kids under 5 im lucky i get to go at all!

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 01:43:47 PM »
I am intrigued by the Kifaru Bikini frame coming out today in that it has so many options to "accessorize" it with.  I now have an appreciation for why my wife loves all that jewelry.

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 06:01:21 PM »
I use the Cabelas Alaskan external pack frame which I mostly like for meat packing.  I do have the pack that goes with it and it is OK but probably heavier than most.  So it does work well on shorter pack in trips however I'd not recommend it for extended distances as overall I believe it weighs like 12-13 lbs.  Meat pack part of it though it great and has a relatively good amount of adjustments for the more budget minded person.

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 10:30:17 PM »
Dana Designs Terraframe Longbed.  The pack is a load monster.  I also tested out a new Stone Glacier Terminus this year and for a sub 4 lb pack it handled a 90 lb. quarter well.



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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 11:40:32 PM »
I use a granite gear stratus flatbed to haul elk quarters. that thing is awesome!
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 04:08:34 PM by 4mattmyers »

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2012, 07:44:16 AM »
I think the pack has to fit the person. Most packs will work. Me personally I was fortunate enough to purchase the Mystery Ranch Longbow with the King Cab attachment. Awesome set up! Enough room to bivy hunt for four days and still pack out meat.
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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2012, 03:58:44 PM »
One of the best packs for me to haul out quarters w/ bone is the BullPac.  Light, bombproof and comfortable.  Had it for years and is often what I bring up on the return trip for serious hauling.

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Re: Best Pack for Hauling Quarters
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 06:20:38 PM »
I agree with RockyMoutainHi, BullPac is the best. I've bought and sold a few frame packs and have tried a few others from friends. Won't be selling my BullPac anytime soon.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2012, 06:23:25 PM by ghost »
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