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#3257878 - 08/04/12 01:48 PM Moose Hunting
HFT AK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 417
Loc: Wasilla AK
With moose hunting right around the corner..........

What methods do you use to get the moose from the kill site to your transportation?

I've used a jet sled to drag quarters, a two man litter to carry quarters, and the hard way of just humping quarters out. I'm always looking for an easier way to get it from point A to point B and love having options.

What method do you use?

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#3257905 - 08/04/12 02:04 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
martenpine Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1937
Loc: user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
horses






Edited by martenpine (08/04/12 02:21 PM)
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#3257919 - 08/04/12 02:15 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 856
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Friends smile...also a 4 wheeler if you have access.
we hunt from a boat and shoot the ones on the beach just load and go.






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#3257949 - 08/04/12 02:48 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
Boco Online   content
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 668
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
4 wheel bike.

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#3257956 - 08/04/12 02:55 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
14' Boat, 4runner, jet sled, toyota pick-up, 4 wheelers, Friends, and Ole fashion way. Is the most common ways i've hauled one. Haha i've hunted more with my cars then i did with my boats.


Edited by yukontrapper (08/04/12 02:57 PM)

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#3257982 - 08/04/12 03:12 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14779
Loc: McGrath, AK
Fork
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#3258086 - 08/04/12 04:34 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: white17]
willylsn Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 0
Loc: sutton ak
lol need a good knife with that method white17

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#3258135 - 08/04/12 05:14 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14779
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yep but it sure saves your back
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#3258179 - 08/04/12 05:58 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
It used to be if I am humping it it is with a Pack frame.



Now if the conditions allow I am sold on the use of a cart. I can load it up with a pile. I fashion a push station also. Really works well and stabilizes the ride a lot.


Canoes are always a blessing if you can use them.


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#3258262 - 08/04/12 07:20 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
yukon254 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 445
Loc: Yukon
depends on the location.... horses, boats are best!

FT I am interested in that cart.... I tried a sled and left it in the bush... it was worse than packing. How is your cart on rough ground? We have some very rough stuff. Lots of blowdown, old burns and swamp.
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#3258370 - 08/04/12 08:45 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Yukon I spend the time clearing a path for the most part to make it easier. Takes time but is easy compared to packing it on the back. I would not want to deal with blowdowns. I use a chainsaw. Probably easier to pack it than deal with a lot of rough stuff. Usually pretty smooth where I use it. Pulling with one person the cart can get a little unstable. An extra person to keep it steadied is a good idea. I just secured some poles out the back with side rail to push with. Served two purposes. To stabilize and to push with. Was a huge improvement to its use. I will usually load a large hind leg and another 75 lbs of bagged meat. Probably close to 200 lbs at times.
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#3258525 - 08/04/12 10:47 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Very Cool Photo's FT

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#3259994 - 08/05/12 10:34 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
FullFreezer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 81
Loc: Alaska, E.F.R



Yep got a ruff time at moose camp!
makes it easier with good help


Edited by Alaskan trapper (08/05/12 10:35 PM)

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#3260025 - 08/05/12 11:05 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
newhouse114 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1643
Loc: S.W.Oregon
Had farmer do that for me with an elk a few years ago. It "almost" felt like cheating. Except for a moose I killed close to the house in Wasilla and had a friend help me out with a 4-wheeler, they have ALL come out on my back, or at least to where we could land a plane while I was guiding.
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#3260098 - 08/06/12 01:00 AM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 9195
Loc: Wy
Originally Posted By: white17
Fork


You meant Ole Blister didn't you? whistle
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#3260325 - 08/06/12 09:42 AM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14779
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yes. That's the brand name on her packboard.
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#3260428 - 08/06/12 10:50 AM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1843
Loc: juneau, alaska
The slickest haul-out I ever saw was on a cow hunt several years ago. I got one several hundred yards from the nearest road, but my buddies where prepared. They pulled out a huge coil of 3/4" poly and carried it to the moose. Tied one end around her neck and started walking to the truck, peeling out line all the way. They then produced a block that was mounted to a receiver hitch. Ran the line through this and then to another trucks bumper. "Get out of the way!" The second truck took off about 20 mph, and so did the moose. All I could see was a muskeg rooster tail!
In much less time than it takes to tell, the moose was on the road. Then, out came a ramp, the rope was tossed over the roof of the first truck and ZOOM, the whole thing was in the bed. Well, the legs stuck out, of course. Then it was off to my buddies shop, hoisted with a loader, and hung from the rafters.
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#3260512 - 08/06/12 12:01 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
Bsj425 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 152
Loc: North Pole Alaska
After humping one out SOLO about a mile out from where I could get an ATV. I opted to only shoot ones that I can drive up to with the 4 wheeler. Lazy? YES but my back is already crap so I will take what I can get.
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#3260671 - 08/06/12 03:16 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2400
Loc: SW Alaska
The rule in our camp is if you step over the bank and it is out of sight you turn around and go find another one. Lazy, no. Appreciate what back I have left, yes
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#3260710 - 08/06/12 03:53 PM Re: Moose Hunting [Re: HFT AK]
yukon254 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 445
Loc: Yukon
My rule used to be that any pack ( shanks mare) over 5 miles was to far......... Then I met a wiry little fellow who had immigrated here from Romania years ago.... He hunts every year on my trap-line so I got to know him well. He does everything on foot... his limit is 3-miles..... and he is in his late 60s. Trick is to take small loads.
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