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Yes, it works. Coyotes in South Texas are thick. I leave my jacket on them and they don't bother it. Otherwise, it's gone in a flash.


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Originally Posted by Windfall
I dumped a big guy way back and could only manage to pack out his head, cape and a front quarter before dark. I carried 50’ of nylon rope and a small two and three wheel pulley set in my pack and that deer went way up out of reach in a white pine.



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Back when I wed bow hunting the rule to wait a half he after a shot don’t work I had 2 deer eaten by coyotes in the 30 min window
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I have left a small radio on overnight beside a deer we had hanging only a few ft off the ground, concerned about the Wolves howling nearby, deer was still there in the morning. I always carry a small radio in my pack, weighs little and can be a good friend if your out all night unexpectedly.

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You ain't gonna do that with an elk or moose- not in one load anyway.

I never said I'd do it with an elk or moose. This thread is about deer which is why I posted what I did. For what it is worth I have taken 25 elk and if I had an elk down 3 quarters would be hanging and one would come out in my packframe. Done that many, many times.

Yep- that's the way.

I've heard of, but never tried the radio and moth-ball methods.

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I know the OP was talking about deer but it's the same for larger animals. I don't know how many times I've read about hanging an animal at least 10' high to be out of reach of bears or wolves. Has anyone actually tried to get an elk 10' high? It's going to take some serious rope and pulley work and all that gear is going to be heavy.


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Some years ago I shot a buck a ways back. My partner and I boned it and took it all in 1 trip. A few days later, we were back there trying to find a deer for my partner. I went over to my gut pile to see if any bear or wolf tracks were around it. There was no 'it'. Hide, guts, bones, all gone. Even the blood was licked up from the grass. Between the grass and rocks, we couldn't find any tracks. There were both bears and wolves in the area. I assume it was wolves but never found any evidence.


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I'm not sure that peeing around it works. I've heard of guys peeing out their tree stands and still having deer come in.

Proof some guys are pussies.


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Originally Posted by 673
I have left a small radio on overnight beside a deer we had hanging only a few ft off the ground, concerned about the Wolves howling nearby, deer was still there in the morning. I always carry a small radio in my pack, weighs little and can be a good friend if your out all night unexpectedly.

Great idea.


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It's luck. Try to get out as much as you can, but sometimes when it's 2 am and you've got several pack outs left, it needs to wait until morning. Thus far, have been lucky.

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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I know the OP was talking about deer but it's the same for larger animals. I don't know how many times I've read about hanging an animal at least 10' high to be out of reach of bears or wolves. Has anyone actually tried to get an elk 10' high? It's going to take some serious rope and pulley work and all that gear is going to be heavy.

I have, with one yearling moose and several caribou, solo. A partner would have helped tremendously! it can be done, but...

You ain't wrong!

There are some decent not-too heavy/bulky 3-strand block and tackle pulleys that can, with difficulty, hoist 60-70 pound pieces. The moose was 5 miles in, the caribou about 10, backpacking.

I'm no smarter, just older and less motivated. smile

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You've just about done it all las.

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Never had to leave a game animal. Looks to me like buzzards would be on it purty damned quick.


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Originally Posted by DMc
Never had to leave a game animal. Looks to me like buzzards would be on it purty damned quick.

Not after cold weather hits. Skunks can cause a mess if cold weather hasn't put them up, however. Opossum too.


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Originally Posted by DMc
Never had to leave a game animal. Looks to me like buzzards would be on it purty damned quick.

I guess it depends on geography.... my only problem has been crows, ravens and magpies... luckily


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Pee communicates different meanings in different applications. I’ve had wolves and coyotes pee on my pee but my experience makes me think that it also has deterrent uses.

Pile up tree branches with tops together and pee on the tops. Holding the dry butt ends place the branches around the meat or animal you are leaving. IME that has kept predators/scavengers away from meat. It has worked on coyotes, cats and many black bears for 24 to 48 hours, but have no confidence in it keeping away grizzlies and wolverines. Not enough proven wolf experience to opine.

Applied this way I think that it warns predators to keep away from this human’s meat cache or he will kill you. Last year I left a small buck overnight in forest on the Olympic Peninsula. By the next morning, something (probably black bear) had eaten every trace of the entrails a few yards from the low hanging buck, but did not touch the deer. I could be totally wrong but it has worked for decades.

My family has backpack hunted for decades and left many deer and other animals out overnight and up to a week in Washington State, Idaho and Montana, plus south central BC. Only one deer had a small portion eaten and that after being left for several days in Idaho snow. I don’t like to leave meat out in northern BC, and it is risky in the Canadian Rockies.

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Several years ago, my partner shot a buck a few miles back. We laid the deer on the hide with the heart and liver next to it and covered it with pine boughs hoping to keep the flies off, then hiked out for my llamas. The next morning the heart and liver were gone but the deer wasn't touched. We figured it was a fox or pine martin.


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When I was alot younger, if we shot a deer bow hunting, and it was cold enough, we track it in the morning, about 10-12 years ago if you left it , it would be eaten by bears or coyotes. Now we have coyotes after them as we are tracking, and have run them off


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Only one I've had to leave overnight was because I couldn't find it. No coyotes or wolves back then so no worries.

I have had yotes take most of the hindquarters from a young one in the 30 minutes it took me to find it. It's thick where that one was and I know they could hear me. I never saw or heard them.


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Yeah I’m sure wolves and grizzly bears are scared schit less of your pee-pee and Seattle Seahawks t-shirt.

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