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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-17-2018, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Bear check station?

Been that they all need checked.Does that mean quartering and packin out Bears is completely out of the question?Seems like it would be next to impossible to lug some of those Bruins out of some places unless they were packed out.
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I thought you could, just had to make sure you had all quarters ect... when you brought it to the check station. I could be wrong but i think that is legal but i think the PGC frowns upon it. WW or RSB should be able to answer it.

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good ole boy, did you ever gut and skin a bear. I have done three, I would not want to do it in the woods, you will be grease from your feet to the top of your head.
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No WW I haven,t.I have never even seen a Bear in my life unless the stuffed ones in Cabela,s count.
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It would be legal to skin and quarter it in the field but you aren't really going to gain much by doing it.

You will still need or want to bring out the entire head, hide and paws plus all the meat. All you would be leaving would be the bones and that is not where the weight of a bear comes from. Just the head and hide are a load. Then the meat is another load. As Woods Walker said even skinning a bear in the field would be a challenge. I have skinned a dozen or so of them and I don't want to do it in the field than pack it out. I figure it would still be easier bring the whole bear out by one means or another.

The worst part of moving a bear is that they are like a big water balloon and no matter where you grab hold and start pulling all of the weight seems to immediately flow to the other end. Once you figure out how to get them hooked up for weight distribution though they aren't too bad moving. By putting a rope around all four feet I was able to drag a 350 pounder up a plank and into the back of a pickup truck by myself back when I was still in my prime. I sure wouldn't want to try it now, forty year later, though. But the point is that figuring out how to get the weight equally distributed is a big part of the challenge when moving a large bear.


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It would be legal to skin and quarter it in the field but you aren't really going to gain much by doing it.

You will still need or want to bring out the entire head, hide and paws plus all the meat. All you would be leaving would be the bones and that is not where the weight of a bear comes from. Just the head and hide are a load. Then the meat is another load. As Woods Walker said even skinning a bear in the field would be a challenge. I have skinned a dozen or so of them and I don't want to do it in the field than pack it out. I figure it would still be easier bring the whole bear out by one means or another.

The worst part of moving a bear is that they are like a big water balloon and no matter where you grab hold and start pulling all of the weight seems to immediately flow to the other end. Once you figure out how to get them hooked up for weight distribution though they aren't too bad moving. By putting a rope around all four feet I was able to drag a 350 pounder up a plank and into the back of a pickup truck by myself back when I was still in my prime. I sure wouldn't want to try it now, forty year later, though. But the point is that figuring out how to get the weight equally distributed is a big part of the challenge when moving a large bear.


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Really? Where do the regulations say you have to bring out the hide and paws? I've always been under the impression if I shot one I could pack out meat and the head. There is absolutely no way I could drag a bear out of places I hunt. Quartering and packing is a necessity and commonplace on bears out west.
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It would be legal to skin and quarter it in the field but you aren't really going to gain much by doing it.

You will still need or want to bring out the entire head, hide and paws plus all the meat. All you would be leaving would be the bones and that is not where the weight of a bear comes from. Just the head and hide are a load. Then the meat is another load. As Woods Walker said even skinning a bear in the field would be a challenge. I have skinned a dozen or so of them and I don't want to do it in the field than pack it out. I figure it would still be easier bring the whole bear out by one means or another.

The worst part of moving a bear is that they are like a big water balloon and no matter where you grab hold and start pulling all of the weight seems to immediately flow to the other end. Once you figure out how to get them hooked up for weight distribution though they aren't too bad moving. By putting a rope around all four feet I was able to drag a 350 pounder up a plank and into the back of a pickup truck by myself back when I was still in my prime. I sure wouldn't want to try it now, forty year later, though. But the point is that figuring out how to get the weight equally distributed is a big part of the challenge when moving a large bear.


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Thanks.I knew you and WW would set things straight.
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The frontiersmen and natives didn't go dragging carcasses all over the woods. They broke them down on the spot and packed them out back to camp just like you are asking about.


I'll bet they could even do it without getting all slopped up in bear fat like an amateur.


With three pieces of rope and a good knife you could have a warm bear skinned out to taxidermy grade in under an hour.......by yourself.
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The frontiersmen and natives didn't go dragging carcasses all over the woods. They broke them down on the spot and packed them out back to camp just like you are asking about.


I'll bet they could even do it without getting all slopped up in bear fat like an amateur.






With three pieces of rope and a good knife you could have a warm bear skinned out to taxidermy grade in under an hour.......by yourself.


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