Llama Life

Big Fin

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If you watched much of our content from last year you know we did two elk hunts with the use of llamas. A serious game changer. I think we have six llama hunts on the books for this season.

Our friends, Beau and Kirstin Baty, have started adding a lot more videos to their YouTube page. They have started an entire playlist called "Llama Life." That covers a lot about raising llamas, selecting them for breeding results, training, and a lot of interesting information that answer many questions people have of me regarding llamas.

If you are interested in llamas as a hunting pack animal, there is no person more informed than Beau. If you want to see some funny stuff that comes with raising llamas for a living, there is plenty of that, also.

Their channel link is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSv__DpRxEa0XuBiU-4vVg

Their first video is getting ready for one of their spring pack trips in Capitol Reef NP in southern Utah. As the seasons progresses, expect more backcountry and hunting-related videos.

[video=youtube_share;wMpbgOPI97M]https://youtu.be/wMpbgOPI97M[/video]
 

rideold

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I've always wanted a couple of llamas. I read up on them for packing years ago but have never had the place to keep them. A friend of a friend had a couple. He transported them in his van. They ducked in through the back door and laid down. One heck a lot easier than horses!
 

JMG

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I haven't watched any of the youtube videos. But ... how much does one Llama cost (roughly)?
 

kansasdad

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It seems that (some) llamas are much easier to transport than horses. Who needs a trailer??

[video=youtube;NGZZvHp5EHU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGZZvHp5EHU[/video]
 

squirrel

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I haven't watched any of the youtube videos. But ... how much does one Llama cost (roughly)?
From free to $10 K or so... sometimes you get what you pay for and sometimes you don't! Lots of people say to be wary of the free ones, my thoughts are the opposite. How can you bitch about getting screwed when it cost little/nothing? Try before you buy is always the best, and you are buying a llama not his papers, you may want to read that last part twice...

IMG_5388 by squirrel2012, on Flickr
 

wllm1313

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Just rented a pair of llamas for week long elk hunt this fall, will be a learning experience if nothing else.
 
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