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Unread 09-12-2010, 10:31 PM
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transporting elk meat

What size of an ice chest do you need to carry one cow elk completely boned out?

What do you need to keep with your elk meat in Colorado to legally validate proof of sex?

Are there any Colorade Game laws against completely boning out a cow elk in the back country and packing out just the meat?

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    Re: transporting elk meat

    If you bust a good cow your looking at about 115 lbs of meat all boned, roughly, some go a little more some a little less. Field boning generally cuts it down a little also.
    Don't know about the legal issues in Co.
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    Re: transporting elk meat

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    What size of an ice chest do you need to carry one cow elk completely boned out?

    What do you need to keep with your elk meat in Colorado to legally validate proof of sex?

    Are there any Colorade Game laws against completely boning out a cow elk in the back country and packing out just the meat?

    Thanks,

    Texasmeathunter
    If you bone out your elk, evidence of sex needs to be attached to one quarter or another major part of the carcass. All portions must be transported together.
    Evidence of sex is not required after the carcass is processed, wrapped and frozen, or stored at the licensee's home.
    Source: Colorado 2010 Big Game Hunting manual.

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    Unread 09-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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    Re: transporting elk meat

    I've got a 150 qt Coleman cooler , it is plenty big . I don't bone my meat out and I can fit all the meat in it with room for dry ice and some room to spare . Jim
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    Re: transporting elk meat

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    I've got a 150 qt Coleman cooler , it is plenty big . I don't bone my meat out and I can fit all the meat in it with room for dry ice and some room to spare . Jim
    why dry ice?
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    Re: transporting elk meat

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    why dry ice?


    I live in Pa , and hunt in Co . dry ice will last the whole trip home . dry ice will have the meat very very cold and even frozen in places . there is no water from the ice melting . Jim
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    Unread 09-15-2010, 09:40 PM
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    Re: transporting elk meat

    ah, i see. and to think, i would have gone out and bought a bunch of lame, regular ice! it's the little things that count.
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