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What to do with frozen cows in a ranger's cabin
April 17, 2012 09:29PM
April 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Forest Service may blow up frozen cows

... The options: use explosives to break up the cows, burn down the cabin, or using a helicopters or trucks to haul out the carcasses.

But Segin said using helicopters is too expensive and rangers are worried about using trucks in a wilderness area, where the government bars permanent improvements and tries to preserve the natural habitat.

Carroll praised the Forest Service for trying to remove the animals while doing the least damage. He said burning down the cabin or packing out the carcasses are probably the best solutions.

"They need to use the minimal tool to get the job done. They don't want to leave the land scarred," he said.

Segin said the Forest Service occasionally uses explosives to destroy carcasses of animals that can't be retrieved.

"We've used them as a means of disposal to remove dead horses, elk and other animals in areas where it's impossible to get them out," he said.



http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017999538_apusfrozencows.html
avatar Re: What to do with frozen cows in a ranger's cabin
April 17, 2012 11:16PM
The article didn't suggest one obvious solution. If the cows are frozen solid, just use a high-powered chain saw to cut them down to size so they can be packed out while still frozen.
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Re: What to do with frozen cows in a ranger's cabin
April 18, 2012 12:04PM
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plawrence
The article didn't suggest one obvious solution. If the cows are frozen solid, just use a high-powered chain saw to cut them down to size so they can be packed out while still frozen.
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A bit messy but not as messy as blowing them up and having pieces of cow all over the place.
avatar Re: What to do with frozen cows in a ranger's cabin
April 18, 2012 01:06PM
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The article didn't suggest one obvious solution. If the cows are frozen solid, just use a high-powered chain saw to cut them down to size so they can be packed out while still frozen.

...then set up a giant BBQ at the trailhead.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2012 01:07PM by ttilley.
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