I am off to kodiak on Saturday. I was wondering how much weight an average goat is boned out. Could a guy pack one by himself? I hope to have to find out the hard way. I have a lot of time so I will pack out as many trips as it takes. Thanks.
On a mature boned out billy you are looking at between 40-60 lbs of meat. Life size cape and horns dry weight approx. 30-40lbs. If it has been raining add another 10 lbs. I've personally been on 57 goat packs. It can be done one trip. Take your time on the way down. Don't be afraid to go down on your back side. Much safer. Be careful n good luck.
Bring two black garbage bags for meat m cape, havalon, small bone saw for horns. Go AS light as u can for the stalk.
All three of my goats have resulted in a 100 lb pack with another guy, the second two (this year and two years ago) were up and back same day and I carried 100 and the second guy carried about 70. Also neither of those were real big,( 4 and 5 yo).
Great idea. Walking back to the other pack while empty would make a nice break between heavy carries.I'm an advocate of bringing two packs up the mountain with you. Split the load between the two packs and leapfrog the loads down the mountain. You walk twice the distance and it might be a little slower then trying to do it all in one load, but it's so much safer and easier on the body.
If you don't get close to 100# of boned out meat from a mature billy, you're leaving meat in the field.
Everything is bigger when Smokeross is involved.
Fun fact: smokeross once packed out two billies at one time without using those sissy granola poles or a fancy external pack frame. He quickly made a pack out of alder and the sinew from the goats. Fact!