Backpacks for Elk Hunting

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  • June 24, 2006 at 1:05 pm #495099 Back to Top REPORT
    katz
    Katz

    Joined: 9/4/2005
    Looking for some suggestions from those of you who backpack hunt for elk. The last couple times I went Elk hunting I was able to use a friend’s external frame backpack. I am in the market to buy one but I am not sure if I want and external or internal frame. Thanks
    June 24, 2006 at 1:47 pm #502217 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    You’ll never fit an Elk in a backpack!
    June 24, 2006 at 4:18 pm #502218 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    This is a good question, I’d like to know myself. Saves the “fun” of finding out the hard way! There are a bunch of opportunities out there to spend your money and go wrong. Out of curiosity, wouldn’t how much weight you were able to handle play a big part in what size and style would work best? Or is this one of those deals where you buy overkill and hope you don’t need it. Guess what’d work for elk would work for black bear, eh? Both are a multiple trip proposition.
    June 24, 2006 at 4:59 pm #502219 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    I’d go internal. If only for aesthetic purpose.

    But you should know, many fine brands don’t require a frame…

    I use Badlands brand bags, exclusively…

    http://www.storycreekinc.com/

    Crooked Horn http://www.crookedhorn.com/

    & Kifaru http://www.kifaru.net/

    also make top notch equipment …

    Chas

    June 25, 2006 at 12:12 am #502220 Back to Top REPORT
    katz
    Katz

    Joined: 9/4/2005
    How do the internal frame handle when packing out game?
    June 25, 2006 at 1:13 am #502221 Back to Top REPORT
    oregon-archer
    Oregon Archer

    Joined: 3/25/2006
    A couple of questions need to be asked first.

    1. Are you packing your camp on your back with this pack?

    2. How many days at a time are you going to be out hunting?

    Knowing the answer to these two questions will help you get some better suggestions on a good pack.

    June 25, 2006 at 11:39 am #502222 Back to Top REPORT

    redtop

    Joined: 6/24/2004
    You’ll need two. An internal frame or no frame pack for hunting with and then an external frame pack to pack out meat.
    June 25, 2006 at 1:33 pm #502223 Back to Top REPORT
    katz
    Katz

    Joined: 9/4/2005
    Thanks for the feedback.

    Oregon Archer

    1. Are you packing your camp on your back with this pack? We will be packing in our camp using this backpack.

    2. How many days at a time are you going to be out hunting? We will be out for about five days.

    June 25, 2006 at 5:11 pm #502224 Back to Top REPORT
    oregon-archer
    Oregon Archer

    Joined: 3/25/2006
    For that length of time you can get away with a 3000-3500ci pack. I personally think an internal frame pack is much more comfortable. Not to mention lighter. Most modern day internal frame packs can handle heavy loads to so using it to pack out game shouldnt be a concern. Manufacturers you should consider are Blacks Creek, Badlands, Eblestock, and Kifaru. All of them offer some great internal frame packs that will last you a very long time.
    June 26, 2006 at 12:16 am #502225 Back to Top REPORT
    katz
    Katz

    Joined: 9/4/2005
    Again, thanks for the feedback.
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