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Backcountry Adventure, Backpacking, Donkey, Elk Hunting, Hunting Gear, Hunting Paniers, Hunting Supplies, Pack Mule, Pack Saddle, Packing Equipment, Panniers -

A few years ago, I was elk hunting in the backcountry. I had seen a nice bull elk the previous afternoon along the edge of a large meadow about 1½ miles from camp. Rather than hike up and hunt in the black timber where he’d gone, I decided to ride the donkeys a little farther in, high-line them and hunt from there. I left camp around 3:00 in the afternoon, rode about three miles, and tied up the donkeys. I had the rest of the afternoon to hunt so I headed out on foot. I saw a few elk but...

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Backcountry, Burros, Elk Hunting, First Elk, Hunting Gear, Hunting Panniers, Hunting Skills, Outdoor Skills, Outdoors, Pack Animal, Packing Equipment, Rocky Mountains, Saddling -

Some people seem to have the ability to do a number of things and do them well. These folks are successful in their careers, relationships, hobbies, and seem to be happy and live meaningful lives. Would you consider these people lucky? Along those same lines, why are some sportsmen able to consistently harvest game? I have heard many people say that hunting is 10% skill and 90% luck. After all, you can’t catch fish if they aren’t biting and you can’t shoot an elk in the backcountry if you don’t see any. So when a hunter kills an animal or...

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