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Mike Dombrowski
(Bivy_Hunter) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
"Ultralight hunting" on 02/22/2012 20:58:30 MST Print View

From what I have seen around the net, there isn't any weight standard for ultralight hunting. For those hunters on BPL, what would constitute "ultralight hunting"? Please consider your big game and turkey seasons (ie April-May, August-November).

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "Ultralight hunting" on 02/22/2012 21:48:05 MST Print View

UL Hunting - bare fists and karate kicks? :)

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: "Ultralight hunting" on 02/22/2012 22:02:06 MST Print View

Weight standard? Well you can pretty much carry the same stuff on a multi day hunting trip as a backpacking trip, just you also carry your rifle. So your hunting pack base weight could be the same weight as any ultralight pack, under 10lbs. The rifle would go over your shoulder or carried in your hand. I actually found it much easier to carry it by hand and not strap it to my frameless pack. As scabbard pack + your rifle is going to put like 10 more pounds on your back. After a while you forget you are carrying it.

Unless you need to pack out a kill, then you need a heavy load hauling pack. In that case I would look into Kirafu. They make great hunting packs and have somewhat of an ultralight side to much of their gear.

Mike Dombrowski
(Bivy_Hunter) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" on 02/23/2012 13:18:43 MST Print View

I would like to see a gear list for a true ultralight hunting pack. I am seeing more and more "ultralight hunting" websites appear and their mostly complete (aka incomplete) gear lists range from 18 lbs to 25 lbs. My BPW changes from hunting season to hunting season due to changing hunt requirements yet I stay near 14 lbs.

Should items like skinning knife, game bags, bone saw, game calls, etc be included in BPW for a pack hunter?

Gabe P
(Gabe) - MLife
hunting on 02/23/2012 13:36:12 MST Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/pak_rifle_review.html

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 13:41:42 MST Print View

ultralight hunting is done with a camera !

please don't kill animals for sport.
there are much better sports to pursue if you have the time.
I can give you some suggestions if you can't find one on your own.

animals only kill us to survive ... not for sport.

Edited by asandh on 02/23/2012 18:29:48 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 13:52:31 MST Print View

"UL Hunting - bare fists and karate kicks? :)"

LOL. You forgot name calling.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 13:53:37 MST Print View

""UL Hunting - bare fists and karate kicks? :)"

LOL. You forgot name calling."



That's hurting, not hunting. :)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:07:22 MST Print View

Why would anyone want to kill this beautiful animal?

BigHorn

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:11:29 MST Print View

Let the games begin!

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Squirrels? on 02/23/2012 14:16:14 MST Print View

or field mice?

or better yet insects or spiders?

Mike Dombrowski
(Bivy_Hunter) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:26:31 MST Print View

"Why would anyone want to kill this beautiful animal?"

Uh, because it tastes good? :)

"ultralight hunting is done with a camera !

please don't kill animals for sport.
there are much better sports to pursue if you have the time.
I can give you some suggestions if you can't find one on your own.

animals only kill us to survive ... not for sport.

... and No, this is not a HYOH situation. don't even try and go there.
if you disagree, man up."

Really? If you can't stay on topic, please don't post. Thread derailment is not appreciated.

Edited by Bivy_Hunter on 02/23/2012 14:31:47 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:28:53 MST Print View

"Uh, because it tastes good?"

So does chocolate, but the only time I hunt it is during Easter.

Just having some fun with ya.

Nothing to see here, move along.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Squirrels? on 02/23/2012 14:30:04 MST Print View

I have set up dead falls and used sling shots to kill squirrels, mice, etc to eat. Only extra weight was the slingshot and the knife(mora) i would guess about 9oz extra?

Mike Dombrowski
(Bivy_Hunter) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re: Squirrels? on 02/23/2012 14:33:36 MST Print View

That sounds real challenging. Any suggestions for taking down elk? ;0)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:34:00 MST Print View

Yeah, I can see Ure and his McHale pack -- shoving away all the kids, ignoring screams from their parents... just harvesting all the Easter eggs he could find...

But OK, back to topic... UL hunting... I am not a hunter, but if I were, I think I would train myself to use this.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
off the rails. on 02/23/2012 14:34:15 MST Print View

I'd call UL squirrel-hunt at 7 lbs. XUL squirel at 5.5 lbs. Add 1.5 for turkey, and 4.5 for bighorn.

But what about winter vs. summer, and west vs. east? Rainy, snowy, or sun? How much beer and ice do I have to pack in (I am assuming 24 per day)? And what about the axe to make the massive bonfire every night? And those huge canvas tarps?

Complicated.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: "Ultralight hunting" :-((( on 02/23/2012 14:37:53 MST Print View

LOL Ben. I also use my trekking poles in kind of a spinning motion to keep the little gaffers at bay.

Regarding eating mice, I had heard once that they carry internal parasites that can prove to be deadly. Probably wrong. But with my appetite, I suspect I would have to kill and eat at least 1/2 a dozen at a sitting.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: UL hunting on 02/23/2012 14:38:13 MST Print View

Gear and techniques for backcountry hunting are a legit topic for discussion here.

The ethics of hunting are a legit topic for debate, but not here. Start a thread in Chaff or hold your tongue, please.

Edited by DaveC on 02/23/2012 14:39:07 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: re: UL hunting on 02/23/2012 14:46:05 MST Print View

I take that on advisement, Dave.

On another note, don't eat squirrels.

Squirrel