Mathews Inc.
Ever Eat Your Pack Animal?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
DL 26-Jan-19
Treeline 26-Jan-19
Bou'bound 26-Jan-19
ki-ke 26-Jan-19
LUNG$HOT 26-Jan-19
APauls 26-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 26-Jan-19
Treeline 26-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 26-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 26-Jan-19
SteveB 27-Jan-19
Treeline 27-Jan-19
Surfbow 27-Jan-19
Ambush 27-Jan-19
Inshart 27-Jan-19
Royboy 27-Jan-19
GF 27-Jan-19
Mule Power 28-Jan-19
Surfbow 29-Jan-19
elkstabber 29-Jan-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 29-Jan-19
TD 29-Jan-19
Brotsky 29-Jan-19
From: DL
26-Jan-19

DL's embedded Photo
DL's embedded Photo
If he ever acts up he’s dead meat.

From: Treeline
26-Jan-19
Probably better eating than those mule deer;-)

From: Bou'bound
26-Jan-19
Only once. It was either the horse or the guide.

From: ki-ke
26-Jan-19
Great pic!! Any details available??

From: LUNG$HOT
26-Jan-19
Talk about a great decoying situation! Wouldn’t want that “pack animal” with me during rifle season tho!

From: APauls
26-Jan-19
You been reading Louis L’Amour’s recently or what?

From: dirtclod Az.
26-Jan-19
Worlds smallest Elk and smallest Deer... Louis is god.

From: Treeline
26-Jan-19
Not recently, but read everything he wrote:-)

26-Jan-19
I've heard donkey/mule is actually quite good. I wish there was a season on all these desert burros.

From: dirtclod Az.
26-Jan-19
Have all his paperbacks in my shed (Louis)2 copies of some. Great read on rainy hunt days.

From: SteveB
27-Jan-19
Not sure that pack critter would work out too well in the rut though.....unless you wanted quite a ride.

From: Treeline
27-Jan-19
Idyll,

An open season on all the feral horses across the west would certainly help as well. I would certainly sign up!

From: Surfbow
27-Jan-19
Yeah, I want a rutty bull within arms' reach behind me on the trail in the fall...I applaud that guy's "thinking out of the box" mentality though...

From: Ambush
27-Jan-19
How did he get that pack elk in the plane?

Or did he just rope and rough break a new bull every trip?

From: Inshart
27-Jan-19
I want to watch as he tries to get his elk inside that plane for the ride home. LOL

From: Royboy
27-Jan-19
Had a lazy llama once but didn’t want to eat him . We did think about using him as bear bait

From: GF
27-Jan-19
Think I’d stick to reindeer.....

From: Mule Power
28-Jan-19
I think the term burrito came from Mexican packers who got fed up with their stubborn burros.

From: Surfbow
29-Jan-19
Actually Mule Power, we had a burro named "Burrito" when I was a kid. Burrito wouldn't let anyone near his favorite mare, he was a real stubborn ass...

From: elkstabber
29-Jan-19
When working in Italy last fall I ate a "puledra steak", which is a young horse. It was great. It was better than any of the beef steak that I had in Italy. Not sure that it was ever used as a pack animal though.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
29-Jan-19
I would think the pack animal pictured would be delicious but I heard donkey, burro and mule all taste like A$$....

From: TD
29-Jan-19
Never ate em..... wanted to kill em more than couple times.....

That's a great pic. Love to see a video of em loading up though...... I imagine an epic rodeo or three..... if mules or horses had antlers the mountain trails would be littered with bodies......

And I believe kind of a rare old plane, a Waco radial engine biplane from the 1930s.

In one pic...... quite an insight as to the adventure some folks lived as life back in the day,,,,

From: Brotsky
29-Jan-19
You guys are missing the next level thinking employed here. If we can rope and break our bulls and get them to walk themselves back to the trailhead before we shoot them think of all the packing effort we can save!

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