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Pack recommendation for caribou hunt?
Caribou
Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 18-May-20
Panther Bone 18-May-20
Panther Bone 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
Oryx35 18-May-20
mountainman 18-May-20
Jasper 18-May-20
kota-man 18-May-20
mountainman 18-May-20
Mike Turner 18-May-20
Mike Turner 18-May-20
HUNT MAN 18-May-20
kadbow 18-May-20
jingalls 18-May-20
DEMO-Bowhunter 18-May-20
BigSkyHntr 18-May-20
cnelk 18-May-20
Ermine 19-May-20
Glunt@work 19-May-20
caribou77 19-May-20
From: Jasper
18-May-20
Just booked an Alaska caribou hunt for 2021 and need a pack....something to day hunt with that’s able to pack meat. Thanks! John

18-May-20
Kuiu Pro 1800 up to 3600

18-May-20
Kuiu Pro 1800 up to 3600

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
I'm a fan of the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Oryx35
18-May-20
Well, that was an impressive glitch...

From: mountainman
18-May-20
I think Oryx likes the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Jasper
18-May-20
Not saying a word. I’ve done the same thing ??

From: kota-man
18-May-20
Get something in the 5000 ci range. Kifaru has a ton of bag choices.

With that said, one of my favorites for this application Is the Stone Glacier 5900.

If you’re not sure how much you’re going to use a pack like this and you don’t want to drop $600-$800, KUIU is a better priced option but you won’t get the longevity out of the KUIU. I’ve used several packs from all three of these companies and they all work. You can also look at EXO Mountain, Mystery Ranch and Seek Outside as they are also viable options.

Packs are personal in style and fit. Pick one of the manufacturers above that fits your needs and body shape and you really can’t go wrong.

From: mountainman
18-May-20
I think Oryx likes the Kifaru Muskeg.

From: Mike Turner
18-May-20
Look into Exo also. A group of 3 of us used them in Alaska a few years ago. They worked really well and I’m very happy with them!

From: Mike Turner
18-May-20

From: HUNT MAN
18-May-20

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Kifaru for me. Caribou are not huge but with all the meat and head on the tundra it is no easy task . Hunt

From: kadbow
18-May-20
I easily hauled out half of a bone in caribou with my Exo Mtn K2 2000. You don’t need a big bag if just day hunting from camp.

From: jingalls
18-May-20

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I just got an Exo K3 4800 for my August Alaskan Bou Hunt. Lots of good choices. But, all the favorable reviews of how comfortable they are when your packing out heavy. And how light weight they are swayed me to be an Exo man fan!-) great options to add on including a dry bag liner if you’re hunting soaking wet conditions for long periods.

Plus try to find one used? You will dang near have to pay full price for even a used K2 version. VERY sought after!

18-May-20

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Cory summed it up well! My Kifaru 44 Mag performed well on my Mt caribou hunt last year.

From: BigSkyHntr
18-May-20
For another option-Eberlestock mainframe with batwings. Not that I’ve ever hunted caribou but I’ve really liked this system for every ‘western’ hunt I’ve used it for. Also used it in AK for moose.

From: cnelk
18-May-20

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Back in ‘98 I used a Cabelas Alaskan Guide pack. Seemed to work just fine. Not sure if some other brands were available back then. Haha!

From: Ermine
19-May-20
Kifaru. I love my EMR 2

From: Glunt@work
19-May-20

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Backpack! I knew I forgot something.

From: caribou77
19-May-20
I’ve packed out a few in my day. My Cabela’s Alaskan guide frame really did work well. My kuiu ultra 6000 did fair but in its defense it took me 4 attempts just to get the pack on my back and on my feet. My favorite for wet weather has been the eberlestock mainframe along with a drybag. Can’t beat it and nothing gets wet. The mainframe doubles as a chair anywhere you go as well because of its ridgid shelf. Simply sit down and lean back. I love that thing. Not super light but can handle tons of weight.

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