Black Gold Sights
Lite Packable Game Bags
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Teeton 16-Jul-19
Destroyer350 16-Jul-19
Paul@thefort 16-Jul-19
elkocd 16-Jul-19
Franklin 16-Jul-19
backcountrymuzzy 16-Jul-19
Oryx35 16-Jul-19
wyobullshooter 16-Jul-19
YZF-88 16-Jul-19
Brotsky 16-Jul-19
ohiohunter 16-Jul-19
Trial153 16-Jul-19
elkmtngear 16-Jul-19
Nick Muche 16-Jul-19
ohiohunter 16-Jul-19
cnelk 16-Jul-19
ohiohunter 16-Jul-19
WapitiBob 16-Jul-19
Ucsdryder 16-Jul-19
Mule Power 16-Jul-19
Rickm 16-Jul-19
ground hunter 16-Jul-19
orionsbrother 16-Jul-19
JSW 16-Jul-19
Predeter 16-Jul-19
Ermine 17-Jul-19
'Ike' (Phone) 17-Jul-19
bigeasygator 17-Jul-19
Teeton 17-Jul-19
Charlie Rehor 17-Jul-19
76aggie 17-Jul-19
Matt 17-Jul-19
wyobullshooter 17-Jul-19
Grey Ghost 18-Jul-19
RyanM 18-Jul-19
Cheesehead Mike 18-Jul-19
Little Bear 18-Jul-19
ohiohunter 18-Jul-19
Backpack Hunter 18-Jul-19
Julius Koenig 18-Jul-19
ElkNut1 18-Jul-19
trophyhill 21-Jul-19
Aspen Ghost 26-Jul-19
Ucsdryder 26-Jul-19
elkstabber 26-Jul-19
elkstabber 26-Jul-19
Kurt 26-Jul-19
From: Teeton
16-Jul-19
Ok I don't remember what bags I had the last timer I used them. But they where lite, packable, strong and I guess I threw them away after I used them.. This will be for a backpack hunt, so they need them to be lite, strong, packable and for a boned out elk... They don't have to be reusable, but would consider.. So what's everyone running and maybe why your running them?? Thanks Ed

One more thing, if you can tell me of a OTC honey hole in Colorado I'd be much obliged.. :) But I really do need to know about game bags. :)

From: Destroyer350
16-Jul-19
Argali makes some nice ones. I think they weigh 9 ounces.

And my OTC honey hole is in a place called RMNP. Theres some OK ones in there, just make sure you hunt at night.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Jul-19
Check out, Caribou big game bags. -- a little pricey but washable and reusable. Or just purchase some cheap cotton pillow cases.

From: elkocd
16-Jul-19
I've packed out around 20 bulls with my Caribou bags. Just wash/bleach after each use and they keep going. Well worth the investment imho. There are a few more that use the same material.

From: Franklin
16-Jul-19
Just bought some Allen Outfitter bags.

16-Jul-19
TAG bags have been great for the past 2 seasons for me

From: Oryx35
16-Jul-19
Here's another vote for Caribou

16-Jul-19
I won’t use anything but Caribou game bags. I vacuum seal mine so they take up even less space.

From: YZF-88
16-Jul-19

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I use the TAG BOMB bags. They are good.

From: Brotsky
16-Jul-19
I use the Black Ovis bags, they are basically rebranded TAG bags.

From: ohiohunter
16-Jul-19
I have one Kifaru meat bag and a couple Black Ovis, the Kif is very light.. take a look at'm.

From: Trial153
16-Jul-19
Argali, Black Ovis (Caribou), tag bags....all good

From: elkmtngear
16-Jul-19
Lightest, most packable method I know:

From: Nick Muche
16-Jul-19
TAG bags for me. The owner is local to Fairbanks and Black Ovis ripped off the design.

From: ohiohunter
16-Jul-19
panty hose would be a nightmare with bone out meat.....

especially my fishnet panty hose!

From: cnelk
16-Jul-19
^^^ you need to take them off first :)

From: ohiohunter
16-Jul-19
NEVER! hahaha!

From: WapitiBob
16-Jul-19
Caribou wapiti 5 pc set.

From: Ucsdryder
16-Jul-19
I bought the Allen back country game bags off amazon on sale a couple months back. Seem to be similar to everything else out there.

From: Mule Power
16-Jul-19
Tag Bags for me. Love them and I like supporting small businesses. Larry is a good dude.

From: Rickm
16-Jul-19
Caribou bags for me. Had the same bags for at least 8 years and yes I have used them a time or two??. Tags are nice as well but I think the older ones are a little less durable. Tore my buddies on a moose.

16-Jul-19
My reusable bags are Alaskan game bags,,,,,, however each year I buy the cheap game bags from Allen at Walmart over the winter, and they hold up well, but dump them after use

16-Jul-19
Tag bags with a few odds and ends Kifaru and Caribou.

From: JSW
16-Jul-19
Caribou bags for sure. I use the small 4 pack that fits in a small nylon bag. Well under a pound and each one will hold 70-80# of meat. Kuiu makes some really nice ones as well. I have 2 that I will use on my POW hunt this year.

From: Predeter
16-Jul-19
TAG Bags for the last 4 animals and very happy with them. Light and durable.

From: Ermine
17-Jul-19
Caribou are my favorite. Light and durable. I use the same bags over and over

17-Jul-19
BlackOvis

From: bigeasygator
17-Jul-19
Have used TAG and Caribou bags in the past and both are awesome. Picked up some Argali bags this year and going to give them a go on Kodiak. They all make "slimmed down" versions designed for boned out meat that will save you a few ounces over the bigger versions designed for full quarters. The TAG and Argali versions come in right around 10 oz for a set.

From: Teeton
17-Jul-19
Thanks everyone for your comments.. I'm going to look over the brands you suggested and see which will best suit my needs. Again Thanks Ed

17-Jul-19

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I use these and condense them down with a food saver bag. 4 bags are 8.1 ozs including the bag.

From: 76aggie
17-Jul-19
I recommend the TAGs from Larry as well. Strong and reusable.

From: Matt
17-Jul-19
TAG bags for me.

Alaska Game Bags are generally a poor choice as flies can blow through the material.

17-Jul-19
"Alaska Game Bags are generally a poor choice as flies can blow through the material."

Unfortunately, I can vouch first-hand that is a fact.

From: Grey Ghost
18-Jul-19
Yeah, I stopped using the Alaska bags for that very reason, Matt. I don't like any of the stretchy mesh style bags, after losing meat to flies with them.

Now, I'm using the Allen Backcountry Quarter Bags. Not their cheaper economy line. The Backcountry bags are 28" x 50", made of durable material that flies can't penetrate, and have a handy draw string. Four of them pack down to about the size of a softball, or slightly larger.

Matt

From: RyanM
18-Jul-19
For boned out meat, the Caribou Gear Carnivore III game bags are my pick, hands down. The construction is outstanding, and the fabric itself is extremely breathable (they intentionally don't use a big logo or anything on the bag that inhibits breathability). Even on long hunts, I've kept meat in great condition. I've re-used the same bags a number of times and they're still going strong. Some other companies use a nylon material, which does not breathe nearly as well. The material that Caribou uses is extremely effective.

18-Jul-19

Cheesehead Mike's Link
I have used the Allen back country meat bags for several years and have been very happy with them. They're light, compact, tough, reusable and reasonably priced. Allen makes several different types of bags, these are the synthetic non stretch bags.

From: Little Bear
18-Jul-19
I haven't seen anyone comment on the Cabela's game bags (made by Koola). Any experiences with them (good/bad)? They claim to keep flies off and anti-microbial??

From: ohiohunter
18-Jul-19
BC they might as well be the cheap allen bags, they stretch and sag whereas most the bags mentioned here will maintain their shape when filled w/ loose meat making them easier to position for packing.

18-Jul-19
TAG bags work well for me.

18-Jul-19
A friend use the cabelas by coolabuckm for moose a couple years ago. Worked well, stretched a lot.

From: ElkNut1
18-Jul-19
X2 Mike!

ElkNut/Paul

From: trophyhill
21-Jul-19
Hang em High game bags for me. Fly proof and durable!

From: Aspen Ghost
26-Jul-19
Is the set of four 20x30 synthetic allen bags enough for a quartered (but not boned out) elk?

From: Ucsdryder
26-Jul-19
Aspen, the small Allen’s are too small for elk quarters. The big ones will fit a moose, or possibly an elephant. I bought both and plan on using 2 Smalls for front quarters and 2 bigs for rears. Then 4 Smalls for deer.

From: elkstabber
26-Jul-19
Aspen, I've used the Allen Backcountry bags for a few years. 20x30 is perfect for boned out meat and will hold a whole elk, but I prefer to use 5 bags rather than 4. One each for the two rear quarters, one for the two front deboned shoulders (combined), one for backstraps and tenderloins, and then one for loose/trim meat. More bags also allow for faster cooling. This means that you have to buy two Allen kits, which will get you 8 bags. Beware that the little grey loops that are meant to hang the bag aren't secure enough to support a full bag.

From: elkstabber
26-Jul-19
Aspen, I've used the Allen Backcountry bags for a few years. 20x30 is perfect for boned out meat and will hold a whole elk, but I prefer to use 5 bags rather than 4. One each for the two rear quarters, one for the two front deboned shoulders (combined), one for backstraps and tenderloins, and then one for loose/trim meat. More bags also allow for faster cooling. This means that you have to buy two Allen kits, which will get you 8 bags. Beware that the little grey loops that are meant to hang the bag aren't secure enough to support a full bag.

From: Kurt
26-Jul-19
TAGS kit that weighs 10 ounces for backpack hunting. The kit includes some small loin bags etc. These bags saved a bunch of weight over my homemade pillow case style cotton bags my wife made us 20 years ago...some big enough for a moose qtr and others more suitably sized for deer and sheep. Great for the truck or quad but heavy and bulky.

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