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Old 01-29-2009, 05:29 PM
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Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

I'm trying to come up with the most cost effective and least inconvenient way to bring back an elk from Wyoming to NY. The butcher that cut up my antelope last season said he shipped an elk (300 lbs) back to NY Fedex overnite with dry ice at a cost of just over 900. rappazoolas. Not to mention the $285. to cut it up and box it.

Anyone have ideas to share? (I wont shoot an elk in the Bronx Zoo!)
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:51 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

if you are driving pack it in a cooler with some dry ice . last year I brought an elk home from Co. in a 150 quart cooler . the dry ice lasted the whole trip home .it was no problem at all . Jim
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:23 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

I'm gonna be flying so it won't be that easy. A woman at the processing plant said I should check three boxes of 100 lbs. each in as excess baggage and pay the $100 or so each. Even that is cheaper than Fedex. I'll just need an entourage at the baggage claim!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:48 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

I will be driving out to Colorado (area 131) next year for the second season. Let me know if when and where you will be, maybe I can drive it back for you.... PM me your phone number if you want to talk
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

Good looking out. I'll be in the Grey's River area of western Wy. south of Jackson. Appreciate the offer.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:09 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

i'm going to be south of Cody for an Oct 1 elk hunt. my plan is to fly out, then rent a little great gas milage car, and drive back with the meat. and of course the absolutely HUGE horns! i know a guy that shipped his meat back on the plane. didn't show up for 2 days, had been opened, had to throw it all away.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:47 PM
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Re: Gettin' the meat back home...need ideas

I'm not sure of the dates yet but I will be hunting about 1 and a half hours south of Jackson in the Greys River/Deadman area. Once the drawing results are out on the 28th I can arrange a set of dates and start planning.

Thats the other thing...the rack! Last years antelope is with Deadman Creek Taxidermy and won't be a big to do. But an elk shoulder mount will have to be crated and shipped freight no doubt.

I won't stress over it...you only live once!
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