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CoBackcountry
04-29-2011, 08:58 PM
ive been carrying the heavy canvas type game bags but wonder about switching to the lighter (cotton?) type game bags what do some of you carry

wolftalonID
04-29-2011, 09:05 PM
I use the canvas for several reasons. One is they are budget friendly. You can wash them and reuse them for multiple seasons. Also they are tougher and its hard to get them to tear. Vs say alaskan game bags that can tear pretty easy.
One down side is they are a bit bulky in a pack, and it makes it hard to pack in enough for the job on an elk if you will when in solo.

Jerry
04-29-2011, 09:10 PM
I've got both. Depends on if I am on horse back or on foot which one I take. I've had good luck with both.
Horses make carrying the extra weight a lot easier.

RUTTIN
04-29-2011, 10:55 PM
Try caribou gear bags www.biggamebags.com Very durable, very light. I used to use canvas as well and loved them, but these new bags are great. I packed a hind quarter, front quarter, and backstraps off of a spike bull in one bag (was all down hill thank goodness). Washed it up and it looks like new. They also have retro reflective strips on them, so if you need to hang meat and come back in the dark you can shine a flashlight and they glow in the dark.

twp1224
04-29-2011, 11:30 PM
I took cotton sheets and had them sewn to the dimensions I needed. They have worked great for many years. You can easily wash them and reuses them. I've had mine for years.

Firearrow
04-30-2011, 12:35 AM
Try caribou gear bags www.biggamebags.com Very durable, very light. I used to use canvas as well and loved them, but these new bags are great. I packed a hind quarter, front quarter, and backstraps off of a spike bull in one bag (was all down hill thank goodness). Washed it up and it looks like new. They also have retro reflective strips on them, so if you need to hang meat and come back in the dark you can shine a flashlight and they glow in the dark.

Just bought one of these guys game bag kits at the RMEF Show in Reno. Light weight, stong, can put them in a stuff sack with my down jacket for extra pillow. Talked with the guy, and I told him that I mostly back pack hunt, and don't want the meat to spoil because the bags don't breath. He told me that wount happen, and if it does he will give me my mony back. Can't beat that.

OR Archer
05-29-2011, 11:13 PM
I also just bought a bunch of the Caribou Gear game bags. Been looking for something like that for a few years now. Great concept. Now just to put them to use!

goindeep
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
Thrift store pillow cases.

JNDEER
06-01-2011, 02:05 PM
walmart stretchy fabric that breathes (not sure what it is made of) and had the wife make it into a giant pillow case. I also carry those re-usable cloth grocery bags with me as well to put the meat in. With the handles and them being very strong it makes it easy to tie down if need be.

cohofishing
07-13-2011, 02:22 AM
Hi,

I use pillow case liners. They come two to a pack and have zippers on the end. They cost about $5 at Target. I use them and then wash them; they will last a couple of seasons.

Brent

Archer32
07-23-2011, 10:50 AM
I've had great luck with the Alaskan game bags. They are very durable and reusable and won't break the bank. I've taken the necks of the bags and tied them around a limb on many occasions and they bag easily held a 100lbs of meat. A package with the four in them would do you good for an elk.

goducksbv
07-28-2011, 02:56 PM
http://www.gotegear.com/index.php?cPath=5&osCsid=e358e2c4f75bc76573cf6507ac4ddae2

I used these last year. Seemed very durable, breathed very nice, and washed up like new.