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Contributors to this thread:
Scrappy 11-Jun-22
GFL 11-Jun-22
HUNT MAN 11-Jun-22
butcherboy 11-Jun-22
Pyrannah 11-Jun-22
Inshart 11-Jun-22
'Ike' (Phone) 11-Jun-22
SBH 11-Jun-22
SBH 11-Jun-22
HDE 11-Jun-22
t-roy 11-Jun-22
Scrappy 11-Jun-22
From: Scrappy
11-Jun-22

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This is my first year having two elk tags in two different states. Excited and nervous, looking for advice from those that travel and hunt multiple states in one trip.

If successful in the first state what to do with meat and head? I really don't want to have a butcher cut my meat up, yuck. Thinking of getting a motel for a couple nights and butcher and label all my packages then try to find a butcher or small grocery store to store the meat for me. I think I'm going to drop the head off at a taxidermist I used last year for my euro mount and see if they will store it for me.

Any other ideas you guys may have would be greatly appreciated.

I know real third world problems here right. Oh ya and I'm accepting donations for fuel as well.

From: GFL
11-Jun-22
I always go to Wyoming on the first trip and bring the meat with me going down to Colorado. There’s a cooler we use in Colorado that we use for what we kill in Wyoming. The last 2 days in Colorado we spend processing the meat and get it froze for the trip back home. And I drive to and from Georgia.

From: HUNT MAN
11-Jun-22
Most meat lockers around here will let you hang meat for a daily fee!!

From: butcherboy
11-Jun-22
When I was processing WG we charged anywhere between 10-15 dollars a day for hanging. Depending on the size and how much space it would take it up. That’s if we had room to just hang it. That was few years ago so I wouldn’t be surprised if prices have gone up. As far as the “yuck” comment about having a processor take care of it for you, we will just have to agree to disagree there.

From: Pyrannah
11-Jun-22
wish i could figure this elk hunting thing out... so frustrating

good luck man! stack em up!!0

From: Inshart
11-Jun-22
If you had the room to bring a freezer with you, and knew someone between your first and second hunt - drop it off - give em a few elk steaks, or some of their favorite alcohol brand, etc, etc.????????

11-Jun-22
Lol…Don’t be trying to bogart my Go Fund Me page Scrap! You got this…A lil calling around and you’ll find meat locker if needed…

From: SBH
11-Jun-22
Make sure you have that game plan in place before hand for sure. Don’t know what states your hunting but the processors around my neck of the woods fill up fast, most likely won’t b able to store it for you. May be ok during archery season but I’ve been denied before. In the process of building a walk in cooler as we speak. Can be dang hot in September. Have a great time man, sounds fun!

From: SBH
11-Jun-22
Make sure you have that game plan in place before hand for sure. Don’t know what states your hunting but the processors around my neck of the woods fill up fast, most likely won’t b able to store it for you. May be ok during archery season but I’ve been denied before. In the process of building a walk in cooler as we speak. Can be dang hot in September. Have a great time man, sounds fun!

From: HDE
11-Jun-22
A grocery store isn't going to store it for you. Kind of a USDA and food handlers liability thing.

From: t-roy
11-Jun-22
What states are you hunting, scrappy? Maybe knowing that, some guys might have some more specific suggestions for you. BTW…..I’m all tapped out after sending my donation to Ike’s Go-Fund-Me page. Sorry I can’t help you out on the gas.

From: Scrappy
11-Jun-22
Montana and Wyoming T-roy. Going to be stopping out and visiting with the taxidermist next week while driving through. Might hit them up for a place to store a small deep freeze and just take mine out with me.

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