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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2011 at 19:47
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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: September/27/2009
Location: Idaho
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I'm bound to get run off for asking too many questions.  As I mentioned in my previous "newbie" posts, my drew a good muley unit in Idaho (Unit 44) and we're very new to big game hunting.  In general season close to home we often hunt within 1-2 miles of some sort of navigable road.  We've never packed in to camp. 

Because she drew a great unit our normal hunting scenario is changing and it's led to lots of questions.  I have enough questions to fill a novel but here's a few...

1.  It's a great unit so she'll hopefully score a decent size buck.  If that's the case we'd like to cape it for a shoulder mount.  I've googled and youtubed the hell out of it and haven't found any tutorials I thought were well done.  Anyone have any videos/tutorials for caping they'd mind pointing me to?  There's a guy I recently trained how to detect for gold whose a taxidermist.  I'll likely be able to pick his brain but would like a decent tutorial to read/watch if possible.

2.  We'll quite possibly be a few miles deep.  The only deer we've harvested in our 2 year experience was a small 3x3 that was a mostly downhill drag about 1/2 mile to the truck.  Since I'll be caping it anyway I'm thinking boning it out in the field may be a good option?  Any good tutorials/advice for that?  Would it be better to just finish skinning the bottom half then quarter it?  Assuming we debone or quarter it...how many game bags does that take?  I've heard the cheaper bags are preferred as they circulate air a little better than the thick reusables?

3.  Assuming I debone it what do you prefer to pack it out with?  I have a pack frame for hiking but if I stuff it in there it won't get much circulation.  My normal hunting pack is a cheap remington internal frame pack.  A $45 special. 

I realize these sound like stupid questions but to a beginner it's valid.

Thanks guys!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2011 at 19:50
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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: September/27/2009
Location: Idaho
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Points: 23
Nice....posted it to the Riflescopes section instead of Hunting Loco

Sorry moderators.  Will repost the topic over there.Big Smile
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