Originally Posted by jmelear
This was my first time breaking down an elk by myself. The hardest thing I've ever had to do while hunting...5x harder than the pack out. If anyone has any tips on how to navigate the rear quarters, please chime in.
Congrats! It's always going to be more difficult solo, but if you're not already doing the gutless method, watch a video and give it a try. Hams - just start at the top and filet around the pelvis until you get to the ball joint - once you cut the ball joint out, cut the tendons on the inside near the genitals and follow cutting the tissue around the natural curve of the front of the ham. 80+ pounds will still be difficult to manage solo. Good luck.