1... Story, more just some info for anyone who is playing their own trip.1. Great story?
2. Are you an engineer?
3. What does your summer work out regimen look like?
This was a great write-up. I made the mistake of deciding to leave the bone in on all 4 qtrs to save time last Saturday....its only 3 miles, I said...I train for this, I said. 120lbs the scale said.....you should've boned it my 53 year old body said.... Nice work! you did it the smart way. when I look at that rack my first thought is a mature aged deer with the blading....shows how much I don't know. Great buck. Great hunt!
Quite similar to the whitetail trip I just made except that other than a few 200’ canyon rims, mine was completely flat. I hunted 4.1miles in. I took two days of food, no stove, and my pack and gun came out to 63.9lbs. That includes 3L of water. I was planning three to four days, but was only able to do two, and the second one was one where I really needed to be home. I saw three does that evening, but no bucks, and very little fresh sign. I opted to call it a good day outdoors and head home that night. Due to flat land and only 65lbs on my back, the 4.1mile track back to the truck took roughly 1:20minutes.A 2 year old buck
Managed to find a little buck to take home with me after a week hunting the high country. I didn't manage to find a monster, as I was hoping, but I did take the time to note some specifics about weights and times and hopefully this info will be helpful to others hoping to find big hank. At no...www.hunttalk.com
Circling in on 32... got into hunting a bit late in the game in 2012 when I was 24.Nice thread. You have me curious. How old are you?
It’s kinda surprising how 100lbs seems to be an almost universal limit. 45lbs, I don’t even know is there. 65lbs feels heavy, but doesn’t slow me down. 85lbs is a beat down. I did 13.6miles with 85lbs on my first day this year. It took me almost 12hrs, and wrecked me for the rest of the week. I did 100lbs for 4.3 miles a few years ago. It took me 5.5hrs and I felt like it destroyed me. I made the exact same trip a few weeks ago with 65lbs and it took me 1hr 20minutes and I felt just fine.Dude, no idea how I missed this but great post and followups. Love the effort
I did 100+ twice this year and realized it's just not for me. 80 yes.... 90 maybe... 100 no thanks. I just don't have the strength no matter how much I train.