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Old 09-12-2022, 07:41 AM   #7701
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About to hit the road.

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Old 09-12-2022, 07:46 AM   #7702
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Old 09-12-2022, 08:03 AM   #7703
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:04 AM   #7704
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Just got back Saturday from our Colorado hunt. We hunted opening day (9/2) to last Friday. My hunting partner drew blood first on Saturday 9/3. I called in the same bull 4 times for him before he was able to get a shot off. It was awesome! I had that bull some kind of worked up. Unfortunately, for some reason, the arrow didn't get much penetration and after a 400+ yard track we never found the bull. We believe the shot only got one lung.

It was hot which made hunting tough, IMO. After putting in the work, I was able to connect on this bull last Friday. The last day of our hunt. Now back at the office and missing it already.

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Old 09-12-2022, 09:09 AM   #7705
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Nice bull. Congrats!
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:17 AM   #7706
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About to hit the road.

Good luck Heath!!

4 more sleeps for me, before I fly to Alberta!

Packed twice and have likely one more round to go as need to lighten up cold weather gear, as it appears I won't be facing much cold this time. Also, broke latch on bow case this weekend and now need to find replacement before flight!
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:24 AM   #7707
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:32 AM   #7708
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:38 AM   #7709
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Awesome Chad! Congrats
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Old 09-12-2022, 10:12 AM   #7710
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Old 09-12-2022, 12:01 PM   #7711
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Congrats on the bull!
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Old 09-12-2022, 12:23 PM   #7712
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I did a pack tear-down over the weekend trying to figure out how to ďlighten the loadĒ for day elk hunts.

I took out a few knife re-sharpening items but I canít get it much below 23#. Iím planning for an emergency overnight and proving wilderness first aid to myself, partner or somebody injured in the outback until I can get SAR to respond to extract and/or a helo extraction if needed (The SAR team calls in helo backup if needed).

Kuiu 3200 pack w/ bear spray, hunting knife and blackhawk serpa holster attached to the right hip belt (I covered the holsterís open bottom with camo duct tape to keep dirt or snow out of the barrel when I put the pack down. I also clipped off the serpa retaining mechanism since I donít want to fumble with the little release mechanism in a griz encounter. Spray in left hand, gun in right, praying in the middle.)
6.8#

4 Kuiu game bags (1 quarter size, 3 smaller size)
1.5#

Piranha replaceable blade knife, small knife sharpener, skein of paracord, and disposable black gloves for gutting (I got used to wearing opening up wild pigs and brucellosis concerns)
1.0#

First aid kit including mylar emergency sleeping bag (Iím WAFA- Wilderness Advanced First Aid trained). 2 butane lighters.
0.9#

Bino case, binos, Spot satellite messenger, small field book from WAFA course.
2.6#

Headlamp, 4AA and 4 AAA spare batteries (headlight and Spot). Backup cell phone rechargeable and connection cord.
0.6#

TP, firestarters, in plastic bags
0.4#

100 oz. Camelback with water (I have a water filter but canít rely on finding creeks).
6.0#

XD 10mm with 15 rounds Buffalo Bore dangerous game loads (The saying in Montana is after 5 rounds either the griz, or you are dead)
2.5#

Paper topo maps and compass (I use OnX Hunt on iPhone but in event it gets destroyed in a slip/ fall or lost).
0.2#

I carry my range finder on 1 lanyard and cow call/ wind smoke bottle on another lanyard in my pants pockets so not good included in pack.

It all finishes up just under 23#. Add any food/ snacks I bring with me.





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Old 09-12-2022, 09:31 PM   #7713
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Just got back Saturday from our Colorado hunt. We hunted opening day (9/2) to last Friday. My hunting partner drew blood first on Saturday 9/3. I called in the same bull 4 times for him before he was able to get a shot off. It was awesome! I had that bull some kind of worked up. Unfortunately, for some reason, the arrow didn't get much penetration and after a 400+ yard track we never found the bull. We believe the shot only got one lung.

It was hot which made hunting tough, IMO. After putting in the work, I was able to connect on this bull last Friday. The last day of our hunt. Now back at the office and missing it already.

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Old 09-12-2022, 10:19 PM   #7714
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Bill, plug all your stuff into lighterpack.com and check out the breakdown. You can sort by all sorts of categories, create your own, and mark things as consumables or worn on your body.
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Old 09-12-2022, 10:24 PM   #7715
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Good luck everyone out running around now. Here's a little motivation that's working it's way through my belly as I post this.
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Old 09-12-2022, 10:28 PM   #7716
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Bill, plug all your stuff into lighterpack.com and check out the breakdown. You can sort by all sorts of categories, create your own, and mark things as consumables or worn on your body.
Never heard of this site but will be checking it out for sure!
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Old 09-12-2022, 11:00 PM   #7717
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Bill, plug all your stuff into lighterpack.com and check out the breakdown. You can sort by all sorts of categories, create your own, and mark things as consumables or worn on your body.

Thanks. I looked at the site. It does what my piece of cardboard did- totals the weight and gives the ability to look at pie charts and percentages.

But I donít see it reducing what water or a pistol weigh. Did I miss something?



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Old 09-12-2022, 11:07 PM   #7718
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Thanks. I looked at the site. It does what my piece of cardboard did- totals the weight and gives the ability to look at pie charts and percentages.

But I don’t see it reducing what water or a pistol weigh. Did I miss something?



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It does what you've learned to do over the years, just easier and available from any phone or computer. One cool thing is you can create different packs and only ever have to plug in the item once, just drag and drop into other packs. So for example I have Elk Day Hunt, Amistad Day Hunt, Elk Late Season Day, Elk Overnight, etc... Elk Rifle, Elk Archery, you get the idea. All your items you've already entered and weighed are displayed on the left and you just drag them over. Makes it easier to play with stuff in and out just to see how much impact things make. It also does the math for you, just saves time really.
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Old 09-13-2022, 09:13 AM   #7719
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I see your point- thanks.


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Old 09-13-2022, 11:18 AM   #7720
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Mr. Bill, Iíve never been able to get an elk completely quartered and boned out in 4 game bags. Have you found a resource that shows you how to get it done in that few bags? Iím usually in the 6-7 range for getting an elk out
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Old 09-13-2022, 11:54 AM   #7721
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Mr. Bill, Iíve never been able to get an elk completely quartered and boned out in 4 game bags. Have you found a resource that shows you how to get it done in that few bags? Iím usually in the 6-7 range for getting an elk out
5-6 is usually my number but they are heavy.
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Old 09-13-2022, 12:22 PM   #7722
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We do 4 quarter bags and a small bag for straps, tenders and trimmings. I think we could put everything into 4 bags if we didn't mind the weight, I have to watch it these days.

Weather guy is saying maybe a weather change middle of next week that includes snow. Check your forecast before the last packing of the bags.
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Old 09-13-2022, 01:48 PM   #7723
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Got it done In the gila. Day 5 of a 7
Day hunt. Put on 60 miles through some rough, steep **** country and it was worth every mile and foot of elevation gain.







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Old 09-13-2022, 01:56 PM   #7724
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Great bull
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Old 09-13-2022, 01:57 PM   #7725
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Very nice bull Shag!
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Old 09-13-2022, 01:58 PM   #7726
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Awesome bull Shag!
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:00 PM   #7727
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Awesome Bull!!
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:28 PM   #7728
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Congrats on a beautiful bull Shag!
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:41 PM   #7729
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Great bull Shag! Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:45 PM   #7730
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Wow that is an absolute stud. Congrats man!
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:48 PM   #7731
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Great bull, Shag!
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Old 09-13-2022, 03:37 PM   #7732
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Nice bull!
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Old 09-13-2022, 03:49 PM   #7733
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Great bull, congrats. The matching flyers are sweet
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Old 09-13-2022, 03:51 PM   #7734
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Great bull. Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2022, 07:18 PM   #7735
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Awesome bull

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Old 09-13-2022, 07:31 PM   #7736
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Mr. Bill, Iíve never been able to get an elk completely quartered and boned out in 4 game bags. Have you found a resource that shows you how to get it done in that few bags? Iím usually in the 6-7 range for getting an elk out

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Old 09-13-2022, 08:45 PM   #7737
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Holy thirds....Great bull!
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Old 09-13-2022, 09:20 PM   #7738
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Fantastic!
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Old 09-13-2022, 09:26 PM   #7739
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What a cool bull, shag! Congrats!!
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Old 09-13-2022, 09:50 PM   #7740
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My hunt starts in the am.


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Old 09-13-2022, 10:02 PM   #7741
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Congrats Shag!! Good luck Heath and to everyone else hitting the mountains!!
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Old 09-13-2022, 10:21 PM   #7742
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Old 09-13-2022, 10:50 PM   #7743
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Awesome bull shag. Big congrats
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Old 09-14-2022, 08:52 AM   #7744
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Nice bull Shag and good luck Heath and the rest of you all headed up.
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:05 AM   #7745
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2 more days and my group will be headed up to CO. Good luck to everyone that's already there and those who are heading up!
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:15 AM   #7746
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wow, incredible bull. Congrats.
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:18 AM   #7747
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Great bull, Shag!
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:19 AM   #7748
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Fantastic bull! Congrats
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:22 AM   #7749
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My son got it done the 5th day of early season in New Mexico, with a little calling help from ol dad. It was his first elk hunt, and Iím pretty sure heís hooked!
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Old 09-14-2022, 09:29 AM   #7750
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That bull may be hard to beat for awhile! Tell him congratulations!
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