I've finally found some time to post up some more pictures and stories... I've been very busy the last few weeks with a lot of hunts going on.
On Sept. 10th my brother Dustin, our friend Corey, and I headed into the Utah backcountry for the last week of Dustin's LE archery elk hunt. Up to this point, the bulls had been pretty silent with very little rutting activity. We knew that the last week of the hunt was going to be good though. Dustin and Corey headed in the day before me with two of the llamas, and I came in the next day with two other llamas.
One good thing about llamas is you can pack pretty much whatever you'd like, in this case, some raspberry filled donuts. If you've never had rasberry filled donuts 9 miles into the backcountry, you should try it. They AMAZING!! ha
We're were really lucky and found this awesome campspot. This was definitely one of the best campspots we've ever found in the backcountry.
After a couple missed encounters and missed shots with the longbow, Dustin and Corey were finally able to get it done on the last day of the hunt! Corey called this great 6x6 bull into 17 yards and Dustin put a good high lungs shot on him.
The llamas were loaded up on the pack out! Each llama had over 110lbs (which is a lot more than what we normally would carry). We typically try to keep their loads under 80lbs, but they handled the extra weight with no problems. We made the 8 mile hike out and didnt' have any issues.
The more we've used our llamas this year, the more impressed we've been with them. They've handed every situation that we've put them through.
Check out our website if you're interested in using llamas for your own hunts/trips (www.RentPackLlamas.com)