Summit Treestands
Cooler Size
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Bowhntn 25-Mar-19
Kodiak 25-Mar-19
Bowhntn 25-Mar-19
Kodiak 25-Mar-19
COHOYTHUNTER 25-Mar-19
Scrappy 25-Mar-19
Bowhntn 25-Mar-19
Scrappy 25-Mar-19
Scrappy 25-Mar-19
Bowhntn 25-Mar-19
Kodiak 25-Mar-19
Cheesehead Mike 25-Mar-19
SixLomaz 25-Mar-19
PoudreCanyon 25-Mar-19
Trial153 25-Mar-19
IdyllwildArcher 25-Mar-19
Bowhntn 25-Mar-19
cnelk 25-Mar-19
txhunter58 26-Mar-19
BULELK1 26-Mar-19
From: Bowhntn
25-Mar-19
I am looking at getting a new cooler for elk season this year and am wandering what size do you need for a boned out elk! Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

From: Kodiak
25-Mar-19
150

From: Bowhntn
25-Mar-19
Will the 145 RTIC work Kodiak? Thanks

From: Kodiak
25-Mar-19
Absolutely.

Great cooler.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
25-Mar-19
Coleman 150 works

From: Scrappy
25-Mar-19
I had a 150 and a 120 for my first elk last year and there was no way I could have gotten all the boned out meat in a single cooler and still had room for ice.

From: Bowhntn
25-Mar-19
Scrappy would 2x110 work or would you do 145 and. 65? Thanks

From: Scrappy
25-Mar-19
Ya definitely two 110's would work.

From: Scrappy
25-Mar-19
I guess I should clarify, I was having to keep my elk on ice to get it from Montana back to Iowa. If I was just a couple hours away from home one 150 would have worked.

From: Bowhntn
25-Mar-19
Ya I am in Nebraska so definitely would have some road time!

From: Kodiak
25-Mar-19
Dry ice is your friend.

25-Mar-19
I use a 150 qt and a 100 qt with gallon jugs of ice.

From: SixLomaz
25-Mar-19
2 x 150 quarts for a bull - you need space for ice

From: PoudreCanyon
25-Mar-19
I agree with six Lomaz - 2X 120-150 quart coolers is about right for a bull. For a cow, you could get by with less.

From: Trial153
25-Mar-19
Agree you need about 200qts total ish ...if you going to have ice space

25-Mar-19
Just use dry ice and you won't need two 150 qt coolers.

From: Bowhntn
25-Mar-19
Idyllwildarcher so what your saying is a 150 with a block of dry wood work?

From: cnelk
25-Mar-19
You're probably going to be using 2 coolers on your elk hunt anyway - at least one for food. If successful, take out your food from one and you'll have plenty of room.

From: txhunter58
26-Mar-19
I don’t like to use dry ice with boned meat because that will freeze at least some of the meat. Frozen meat sure but not unprocessed meat.

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19
I keep1- 150 quart Coleman in my F350 and another 1- 150 quart in my Toyhauler or at my lodging Cabin.

I put the boned off meat in the F350 one and then switch/clean/trim the boned off meat into the other one along with ice.

I put the clean/trimmed meat in plastic bags and then add ice in between bags of meat, using the plastic bags the ice comes in as a top layer to preserve the ice and to help keep the meat cool.

Good luck, Robb

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