According to travelers, the Eskimos, having noticed a swimming polar bear, which is rather helpless in this position, did not just chase him on kayaks, but sent him towards his camp. Only near it and not far from the coast did they engage in a battle with a formidable predator. As a result, they did not have to drag a heavy carcass or parts of it over a considerable distance. So the joke about the Chukchi, which reproaches the well-aimed, brave, but stupid shooter for a premature shot that interrupted the bear’s run for the hunters towards their house, is not without truth.
Indeed, few of us, pulling the trigger, think about how to deliver an almost weightless snipe, and even more so a heavy carcass of the beast to the nearest transport or immediately home. It seems that experienced hunters, who have repeatedly faced the problem of delivery of prey, do not really share their experience with beginners. True, they usually help them out on the spot.
I will say right away that I myself usually thought the least about transporting the prey, which is why I suffered more than once. It used to happen that you shoot a couple of partridges, and you don’t even have a cord in your pocket – at least return home right away, carrying them in your hand. The same thing happened with the hare. Fortunately, then it was in the evening – I still did not want to hang around with a burden. It’s good when you hunt with friends – someone from the more experienced and organized ones will surely help out. The only advantage over the one who initially has a yagdtash hanging on his shoulder is that when you return empty you feel better: you can pretend to be a simpleton who just went out for a walk, and not a real hunter who killed time and legs in a long day.
You will bring a trifle in the end in your pocket or in your bosom. It is more difficult when a defeated wild boar lies at its feet, be it a year-old or a cleaver with trophy fangs. Naturally, according to all the laws established by a certain Murphy, you’ll get at least a kilometer to the car, and you’ll walk a little along the forest path and without a burden: your legs move apart on slippery mounds, get tangled in dense grass, cling to strong branches lying necessarily strictly across.
Of course, the transportation method that is widely used by our brother in different parts of the world is not suitable on such a trail. Here you can’t drag that boar too, on whose skin no one claims to be a trophy-rug. By the way, if you drag even a wolf in the soft snow, then such handling with it will most likely hardly affect the quality of the captured skin. In confirmation, we can again bring the experience of the Chukchi. Having obtained a seal from the wormwood, they cling to a belt and drag it many kilometers to the shore, without fear of damaging the skin. True, in the seal it is strong, and the hairline is hard and durable.
Unfortunately, in a wolf hunt, the most often defeated beast finds itself in the farthest corner of the salary, and since wolves choose the most remote corners of the forest for a day, it becomes very difficult to drag the carcass through the windbreak. Well, you can remove the skin right on the spot, although it is with the head, in which there is a trophy skull, a weighty burden.
Of course, very often the “meat” production is cut right on the spot. And yet sometimes you have to substitute your own shoulder under the pole, which right there will not only literally yell into it, it will also begin to stagger you from side to side, swayed by wild boar carcass. An experienced hunter will tie his head to the pole and boar so that it does not swing the whole system.
But this has not yet come to this. While distant numbers are being pulled up to the trophy, they shake hands with the lucky shooter, everyone has happy smiles on their faces. The most proactive begin to look around in search of a strong tree to carry. A suitable knife, which, like a cleaver, can cut an alder or a birch tree with a thickness of at least one and a half matchboxes, is with someone. You immediately understand that it was not done for cutting a mammoth, but for more prosaic matters. Finally, he came in handy, and some thought that he was just hanging around the belt to adorn the hunter and “intimidate the beast”. Other most elegant knives for “felling” are not suitable. How frail shoelaces, like shoe laces, are not suitable to reliably tie the legs of a wild boar. It is good that the most experienced ones provide for all this – they help out again.
Moose still have to be cut in place. Often, even if there is a pulling force of about a dozen men, you won’t drag him to the road, because in this case, you will still need to chop a real glade in dense thickets. Everyone will carry the prey divided into pieces now. That’s just what? There is a backpack, but not everyone has plastic bags. It is clear that without them, you will lay a blood trail to the apartment itself, to which there will be an unambiguous attitude that both dogs and passers-by. There’s nothing to say about the driver of the transport that delivered you. They also get out of such difficult situations, again with the help of the most prudent.