We got it done in the back country this weekend! My good buddy was able to fill his first buck tag! I was glad to be there to share the moment with him and help him with the pack out. Hard work but well worth it.
We packed in Friday evening, about 4 miles, to a spot that I've been wanting to check out for a few years now. He got the buck Saturday evening with about 30 minutes of light left. We gutted it, hung it in a tree and let it cool down for the night. Early the next morning we got to work on skinning, quartering and loading the meat into our packs. We made it back to the truck by noon on Sunday. Such an epic trip!