Big Game Hunting Moose, elk, mulies, caribou, bear, goats, and sheep are all covered here.

Pack frame recommendations please

Old 08-07-2006, 12:10 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2
Default Pack frame recommendations please

Looking to purchase a pack frame for an elk hunt this fall. I currently own a Cabelas Alaskan, but have been looking at the BullPacs out of Idaho. Will be used primarily for packing elk quarters, not backpacking. Feedback and suggestions would be appreciated.
dibbz is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 01:31 AM
game4lunch's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheyoming
Posts: 870
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

Personally, I use a game cart. Like the Cabala's Super Mag Hauler and then put the dual wheel kit on it. Tow guys can load out a whole elk on it.
I have also tied it to my ATV and hauler elk out like that. I like the "one trip" idea.
But if you're in deep& steep, any pack frame is a blessing. My pack frame is one I got from Goodwill. Took off the pack the first day I got it and still don't know where it is.
I've taken elk in places where the best thing to is to just bring a knife and fork! Whew!
game4lunch is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 06:48 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 218
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

i use an old junky aluminium frame. i put the quarters directly into canvas meat bags after skinned and cut. then tie em down with cotton rope. i've packed out two by myself with it. i take a little xtra rope ta tie the shoulder straps across the chest. if yer alone be carefull lifting the pack on and off.

early is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 07:04 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 138
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

To lug out an elk use an old military surplus frame. Cheap, tuffand I don't care ifI get a little blood/flesh on it.
Elk2901 is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 08:44 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,357
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

I have purchased a BullPacs frame just this year but have not yet used it. It looks plenty sturdy and up to the intended task.
Alsatian is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 09:37 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,429
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

My suggestion: Strong back and shoulders!

In my experience there isn't much difference between frames when they are loaded with elk quarters. They are all heavy. (not trying to be a smart@ss)
ShatoDavis is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 12:41 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nocona, Texas
Posts: 248
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

The alaskan guide frame works nice w/the shelf folded down. You don't like it?
I also have a set of the "human" panniers from Carltons, but have forgotten to take them with me. They look like a paperboys' rig, but on steroids! I have loaded them up pretty heavy during trial runs.
But like someone else said earlier, if in very far/steep, found that any frame/pack/pannier will handle all you can handle and then some.
My best suggestion.......forget a bigger/nicer pack. Get a bigger/nicer friend to help out!
RedRiverHntr is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 02:32 PM
Fork Horn
Elkshed's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Missoula,MT
Posts: 307
Default RE: Pack frame recommendations please

I like and use a packframe I bought at sportsmans warehouse.It is the Bruin Freighter made by swiss is 37" x 15" x 10" comes with an orange bag to put your meat bags in and stows away inside the bottom shelf when not in use.Has straps with snapsto cinch and tie down your load real fast.Is heavily padded and comfortable to use.I have had some pretty heavy loads on it and was not too bad.It sells for about $100.00

Elkshed is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Hunting Gear
03-14-2008 12:10 PM
Big Game Hunting
09-20-2007 01:04 AM
Hunting Gear Discussion
09-19-2007 05:18 PM
Big Game Hunting
03-05-2007 11:19 AM
03-04-2005 09:06 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: Pack frame recommendations please

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.