A “normal” buck tends to have 60#s of meat give or take.How much meat do you figure you packed out between the 2 of those? That’ll likely be my first Ak hunt, I’ve got a buddy that’s living up there now so hopefully he’ll have it all figured out by the time I get up there.
I think all deer weigh 5x’s more especially half way through packing it out.I’ve never put the meat from a buck I’ve butchered on a scale to see what I’m able to pull off of Ca bucks but I always imagine it being so much more weight I guess, I was guessing closer to 100lbs(not that I think pack weight plus a small bucks meat would be an easy stroll out of the back country)
And the planning for the next generation of hunters begins. I’ve been dog boy/pack mule enough seasons I’m counting down until my 2 year old is big enough that he’s “helping dad”Nice looking bucks. They always seem to weigh so much more if you have to pack them out. Thats why I like taking my son along.