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Old 03-13-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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I signed up to compete in the Train to Hunt event at Cinnamon Creek Ranch. I will need a pack that can carry 50# in part of the competition. I am looking for a pack that will do that and double as my hunting pack this fall. I primarily plan on tree stand hunting and bring my tree stand in. Iíll be hunting Texoma mostly so I might have to walk a bit. Any suggestions?


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Old 03-14-2018, 08:22 AM   #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:35 AM   #3
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What's your budget?


$250-$300


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Old 03-14-2018, 08:51 AM   #4
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How often do you use a pack hunting, and how often do you want to strap game animals to it?
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:04 AM   #5
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Mystery Ranch has a sale on now. They are great packs and will haul over 50lbs easily. I use mine(pintler) as a day pack in south tx. and elk hunting in CO.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:44 AM   #6
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Kifaru, Eberlstock, Kuiu, Mystery Ranch. This is where I would start. They all make good packs that fit your bill. Packs are like bows. You gotta find one that fits you well.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Mystery Ranch has a sale on now. They are great packs and will haul over 50lbs easily. I use mine(pintler) as a day pack in south tx. and elk hunting in CO.
You like your pintler?

I am looking at that for a possible elk hunt. Likely going to truck camp, but I'd like a pack for spiking out overnight up to a couple of days, that works for a day pack and hauling meat.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:43 AM   #8
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Buy a kifaru frame. Best bet is to get one used off of rokslide.com. They just released some new frames so lots of guys will be looking to upgrade. You can strap weight direct to the frame for the TTH, with no need for a bag. Lots of bag options when you are ready. The cargo panel or cargo net make that a very versatile system. I use mine all the dang time. From elk hunting to hauling treestands to hauling corn to hard to access spots. I have packed 3 whitetails out whole with it. Not all at the same time lol.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:27 PM   #9
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Best bet is to find a used kifaru, EXO, MR or Stone Glacier. Which ever you can find in that price range buy it.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:38 PM   #10
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I've carried over 60lbs up and down the mountains of Philmont in a Osprey.

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Old 03-26-2018, 12:40 PM   #11
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I have an Eberlstock that I use elk hunting and I really like it. Kuiu make some of the lightest packs Ive ever seen, really nice but kinda $$
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:38 PM   #12
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Check out the Horn Hunter Full Curl system! You should be able to find one under $300 new. I've had one for a couple of years. I've had 70+ pounds in it multiple times and it carries it very well.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:59 AM   #13
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Badlands Clutch on amazon for about $260
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:07 AM   #14
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I'd get a plain frame from Kifaru, Frontier Gear, or Stone Glacier, then lash your stuff to it.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:12 AM   #15
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I'd get a plain frame from Kifaru, Frontier Gear, or Stone Glacier, then lash your stuff to it.


I really like this idea. Iím pretty sure this is exactly what the other guys Iíve talked to are doing.


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Old 03-27-2018, 11:13 AM   #16
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Check out the Horn Hunter Full Curl system! You should be able to find one under $300 new. I've had one for a couple of years. I've had 70+ pounds in it multiple times and it carries it very well.


I will check them out. Thanks! Shake Ní Bake!


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Old 04-27-2018, 02:11 PM   #17
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I've used Badlands, Eberlestock, Mystery Ranch, and currently a Kuiu. Honestly, I didn't like the Badlands(2200) or Eberlestock(Just One) at all. I love the MR belt and the bag I had(Longbow), but it was a little heavy. Top notch construction though, and would haul all you wanted it to. I hear the new frame is even better(better lift and lighter). I haven't used this Kuiu much at all(Icon Pro 3200), but I really like it so far.

The Horn Hunter Full Curl is a great system too. Very versatile and well built at a great price point. They're tough to beat for the money they cost.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:38 PM   #18
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I've carried over 60lbs up and down the mountains of Philmont in a Osprey.

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Yes sir . Been my go to packs for everything, for the last 10 yrs, including elk hunting. Top of my list for sure.
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