Now that the season is coming up and we have went over the what is the farthest you have packed, how about a bit into the once you have it down and the real work starts. Now this will be my first elk hunt if drawn so am taking all this in and logging it in the brain for when and if the time comes. I was reading a good article on the Alaskan method of quartering and it sounds like a great way to do it. Being that I will not have horses it does sound like the way to go. Pros and cons if any? How about deboning on the spot? My feelings on the quartering is that you can get it hung in a tree while you are working on the others and start cooling down pretty quick. Any suggestions??