Yak (Sp), Wildyak (G), Yak Sauvage (F).
DESCRIPTION In wild yak males, mind and the body length as much as 10-1/2 ft (3.2 m), shoulder height as much as six ft (1.8 m), and weight as much as 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg). Females weigh just one-third around males.
Nature yak is a big bovine having a massive build. Shoulders form a hump, behind that the back is almost straight. Legs are short and stout, ending in large, broad hoofs. Muzzle and ears are relatively small. There’s no dewlap. Your hair from the mind and torso is pretty short and smooth, but around the lower flanks it forms a lengthy fringe that extends from face and throat across the belly and round the shoulders towards the hindquarters, reaching almost down. The tail has scores of lengthy hairs on its lower half that will reach underneath the hocks. Color is really a uniform blackish-brown, aside from some white-colored around the muzzle along with a sprinkling of grey around the mind and face of older creatures. The horns (both sexes) are broadly separated, nearly circular in section, and smooth. They curve out or more initially, then inward and forward using the tips frequently inclining backward. Horn lengths from 29-1/4 to 40 inches (74.3 to 101.6 cm) and basal circumferences from 12 to 18-1/2 " (30.5 to 47. cm) happen to be recorded by Rowland Ward, mainly from creatures taken just before 1914. Horns of girls tend to be slimmer than individuals of males.
The domestic yak is a lot smaller sized compared to wild yak, with less strong horns and varied coloration-red, brown, black, or mottled.
BEHAVIOR Females and youthful reside in large herds, which sometimes numbered within the thousands in past years. Males are solitary or perhaps in small bachelor groups. Throughout the mating season in September, the bulls join the herds and fight for having females. Following a 9-month pregnancy period, just one calf comes into the world in June. Females give birth almost every other year. The calf leaves mom when baby, reaches full-sized at 6-8 years, and could love twenty five years.
Present in steppe and mountain areas at elevations as much as 20,000 ft (6,100 m). Spends the nice and cozy several weeks of August-September in high areas with permanent snow, climbing down to reduce elevations all of those other year. Diet includes grasses, herbs and lichens. A sure-footed and powerful climber.
DISTRIBUTION Based on Brandt, wild yaks remain in remote regions of Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Ladakh, Nepal and Sikkim, and most likely number within the thousands as opposed to the couple of hundred which have been believed by others.
Domestic and feral yaks are abundant through the greater parts of central Asia, from Afghanistan eastward to Bhutan and northward to Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang and Mongolia.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Some government bodies make use of the name Bos mutus for that wild yak and B. grunniens for that domestic form, but we don’t differentiate.
STATUS Nature yak shows up as endangered through the USF&WS (1970) and IUCN and it is on Appendix I of CITES (1975). It’s formally paid by china government.
REMARKS The yak continues to be domesticated for several,000 years, and today occurs in colaboration with people through the highlands of central Asia. Strong but docile, it’s the most helpful domestic animal at greater elevations. It’s utilized as a riding and pack animal, for milk and meat production, as well as for its made of woll. Many domestic yaks have came off and live freely within the wild as feral creatures. It’s believed you will find as much as 12 million domestic and feral yaks within the uplands of Asia.
Due to their endangered status, we don’t accept wild yaks for that Record Book, but we all do accept records for that plentiful and unendangered feral yak.
Yakattack Anchor Trolley on Jackson Coosa HD
Chuck Peacock: Another maybe simple question if you don't mind, your video was great and I've installed the anchor trolley without a problem. I see that the lever lock holds the trolley line in place, do you use a cleat to hold your anchor line, where do you tie that off after positioning the trolley? Thanks for your help!
Chris Funk, the Feral One: no sir, i just tie off to the ring on the trolley at the depth i need and put the excess line under my seat ( usually in the bungee recess to keep it from wandering) this seems to work best for me!
Chuck Peacock: Question, how does your anchor ring get past those line guides if you want to go all the way to the front or the back? Is the bottom line inside the guide as well? Very informative video, and I have the Jackson Cruise 12 which you highly recommended.
Chris Funk, the Feral One: Chuck, the bottom line isn't inside the guide, it just runs along the lip. the anchor ring will go all the way to both the fore and aft pully with no issue !
Telly Stratas: Chris, do you have any suggestions on how to rig the anchor wizard on the back of the BigRig? With the power pole hole in the back, I'm trying to figure out where to put the chute so the anchor is completely out of the water. Currently I'm just running the anchor through the hole without using the chute but I'd rather use the entire anchor wizard setup. Thanks buddy.
Southern Kayak Angler: Great job Chris! I love your videos :)
IrieSociety: Random question – Where do you get your custom bungee, and whats the ideal size of the bungee?
Chris Funk, the Feral One: +IrieSociety Hook1, SGT Knots, Paracord Galaxy are all good sources. the main size is 1/4 but it can be a bit tricky to thread on the kayak. I went with 3/16ths inch because it was a little easier to work with and there were more color available. hope this helps !
YAKMAN ONT: Nice Yaks …SWEET SWEET and one more SWEET..
Eric Wimmer: Chris are you a marine? Saw the trousers, had to ask. Love the videos and you have me leaning towards the Coosa HD over a Kraken 13.5