We are about ready to hunt the Yukon and will be in and around Tanana. The RM834 area regs state you have to keep the meat on the bone. Not too much of a problem if the moose is not too big. But say, you shoot a big boy and have to pack a 100 pound (or more) quarter out. I don't think I can do that for very long, and there are several people in my party that I know can not. So, is there a way to lighten the quarter but still meet the regulation requirements?
Some ideas we have are:
Shoot small moose
Shoot moose in camp or right next to the boat.
Bring a sled to drag quarters if we can not carry them.
Shoot moose upstream of Tanana
Use good frame packs
Buy new discs for our backs before we go.
Any other tricks I may be missing? It seems unreasonable to require every hunter that can take a moose in this area to carry a VERY heavy load. A moderate load, say 60 pounds, is much more reasonable and safe for more of the mainstream hunters in my opinion. If we have to carry very heavy loads, it will decrease the distance we can get off the river drastically. We try not to get more than a mile away at the maximum anyway.