This will be my third moose season up here and I'll be hunting solo quite a bit since I finally got a boat (canoe). With my limited weight capacity (close to 1000 lbs) I have been thinking about how to pack the moose out. I've helped pack a few moose out (total of 5) and we've always quartered and brought out everything. One idea I was thinking about is cutting the rib meat off the rib cage and leaving the rib bones on site. Has anyone done this? I like bone marrow broth so the legs will be coming out. And I love ribs in the bone, but that could be extra weight.
This his is all a contingency plan. I have some friends that have offered to help pack out in their boats. The idea of cutting meat off ribs is a last case scenario (no contact able to e made, weather getting rough, etc).