I'm been turned to the idea of spot and stalk bow hunting and plan to give it a go. I intend to pack the meat out and I'm wondering if there are photo examples of the volume of meat I can expect to pack out from a large mule buck. Looking to plan for the biggest example of a deer so when I get anything I'm not short handed on supplies. An example if volume and maybe estimated weights would be appreciated. Thanks!
Ps, game bag recommendations!
I have bowhunter and packed out many species over the years, and a big mulie will render 100 pounds plus at times
Typically I carry a frame pack and 6 large white cotton pillowcases for meat bags. I completely debone and cool the meat by hanging it in trees or spread out on the pillowcases in the shade. I generally carry about 50 pounds at a time so a mulie will take two trips to pack everything out. It is always a job but a very rewarding experience to get it done. Good luck.
I wouldn't plan on it. 4 legs, back straps, whatever organs you may or may not want to keep, hide (if you want) and head. Weight will add up even on an empty pack. Have a water bladder with you and trekking poles will save your life!
Hello, at this time you do have to contact outfitters directly, as they all have different offerings and systems for communicating with clients. reaching out individually and telling them what you're looking to get into is the best way to start the conversation
Hey Glenn! The easies t way to get access would be to download the mobile app and use that for navigation. They have a great function that allows you to download a map of an area to use while you don't have service. You would just need to keep the GPS on your phone turned on.
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