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    bike packing for elk, anyone else doing it?

    Any other bike hunters out there, I have been having a ball packing elk camps in, and coming out with some great meat.

    Lets see some of your setups.

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    I've seen someone on here that uses a BOB trailer to pack the meat out. Don't remember who it was though.
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    Uncommon ground video-mountain bikes and elk hunting

    I helped a guy at work fix up his old bike for hunting duties. We rigged by a Bob trailer, rear rack, and a front rack with a Cogburn "gun rack". I thought it turned out pretty good but he returned with a list of short comings he wants to address, only problem is he doesn't wanna spend any money.

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    Just don't hunt in a Wilderness...


















    (Going in on horseback vs. bike is, IMO, the same damn thing. The bike wilderness ban is stupid.)
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    I deer hunt off a bike. Not very exciting I hunt my own land so to get anything out I use a 4 wheeler, horse, or truck.

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    We've got quite a few customers out there now and/or preppin' to fill their tags this season.

    One of the nicest setups out there has to be the 'Outfitter' by Felt Bikes.

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    Whatever your rig maybe, the point is to get out there and not to come back with an empty trailer.

    Robert Axle Project: thru-axles for trailers.
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    you may have come before us on no bicycle, but that does not say you know everything.

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    Awesome. That blows up a couple stereotypes, huh.

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    last years pack out
    I got a bunch of photos like these
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    Kenai mountain hunts for caribou and bear are often hunted with a BOB trailer. Fat bikes has made this a more common and efficient endeavor.
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    Been using a simple saddle scabbard camstrapped to the frame for a couple years, no issues. Just ordered a bob trailer to haul meat for the upcoming season (and to entice my wife to go bikepacking). Hope I didn't jinx the hunt!

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    sweet, like the nrs straps

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    nice set up, ebike? we can't use ebikes on gated roads or anywhere a motorcycle in not allowed.

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    Tim,

    Yep it's an (gasp) e-bike. Certainly not allowed everywhere, nor appropriate for everywhere. Gotta appreciate the custom touches regardless.

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    Keeping it (mostly) silent with the SS setup, respect.

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    I wonder if you can get that set up with out the e side of things. I like the look of the set up. especially the trailer behind the fat bike.

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    I have hauled out 2 deer (quartered) using my walmart instep trailer. The most weight i got to was around 130lbs with my gear.

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    That's awesome!
    you may have come before us on no bicycle, but that does not say you know everything.

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    this years pack out.

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    I would really like to turn my pugsley into a hunting machine. I just don't know how to attatch a bob trailer to the bike. The trailer is key for packing meat out.

    as far as weapons, eberlestoc makes a backpack that looks and feels just like a hydration pack with a scabbard attatched. So the weapon is on your back vertical. works exetremly well.

    But if anyone can help me get a trailer for my pugsley, I would be very grateful, deer season is coming and I like the fat tires for the muddy gated roads.

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    When I lived in Idaho in the summer I always wanted to go elk hunting and never got around to it. Now I'm not in a good situation to hunt at all.

    But I'm really enjoying seeing the hunting rigs you guys are using. Thanks for posting your stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    I would really like to turn my pugsley into a hunting machine. I just don't know how to attatch a bob trailer to the bike. The trailer is key for packing meat out.

    as far as weapons, eberlestoc makes a backpack that looks and feels just like a hydration pack with a scabbard attatched. So the weapon is on your back vertical. works exetremly well.

    But if anyone can help me get a trailer for my pugsley, I would be very grateful, deer season is coming and I like the fat tires for the muddy gated roads.
    Can't vouch for this (and wouldn't allow for bike swapping)

    Wileydog Cycle: Surly Pugsley NR + BOB Trailer

    After I got the Neck Romancer I hooked it up to my BOB trailer and was disappointed to find the knobs on the left side of the Nate 4.0 tires rubbed against the trailer yoke/fork.

    Last weekend I gave it another try. I've read where some people hooked their Pugs right up to the BOB, while others did some bending of the trailer yoke and/or modifications to the BOB axle. I got out the crowbar, wonder bar, pliers, and workmate. I didn't need any tools, though, because all it took was some pulling with my brute strength on the trailer fork while it was attached to the bike. It worked best to pull on the stem (the part where it swivels). I also flipped over the BOB QR Sleeve at the end of the axle on the left side, which gained me maybe a micro-millimeter of clearance by the tire.

    I didn't gain much clearance but it was enough. I figure I can work on it a bit more. Ignore the duct tape, that's where I planned on using the crowbar.


    Yessiree I test rode this around the neighborhood with a kitty litter bucket filled with water. Always willing to entertain the neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeze6700 View Post
    I have hauled out 2 deer (quartered) using my walmart instep trailer. The most weight i got to was around 130lbs with my gear.

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    My neighbor has a trailer he is willing to let me try this year. The enclosure is no good. He said if it works for me I can have it.

    Any suggestions on things to change or avoid on setup? Planning to tow it with my DB Atroz Comp. Hoping to have a fatty next year. If not, I'll be at least replacing the Rock Shox Monarch R with a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 so I can lockout the rear suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    I would really like to turn my pugsley into a hunting machine. I just don't know how to attatch a bob trailer to the bike.
    Have a look here; a couple of my friends, including Coastkid, who wrote a blog article about it has done this successfully.

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    great photos!!

    elk. i'd imagine there are multiple trips to bring out all the meat anyways right? everytime we had an elk tip over, there were no trails. but dang that looks so fun.
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    boom

    multiple trips is always on the menu with elk. big bulls can be 5 trips. It also depends on how much uphill I have. But I quarter the animals, and sometimes bone them out.

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