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Elk Hauling Vehicle
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Contributors to this thread:
Bowboy 22-Jul-23
Slate 22-Jul-23
Grey Ghost 22-Jul-23
Slate 22-Jul-23
fisherick 22-Jul-23
Glunt@work 22-Jul-23
ElkNut1 22-Jul-23
Wackjob 23-Jul-23
Mike B 23-Jul-23
BOHNTR 23-Jul-23
Inshart 23-Jul-23
Ambush 23-Jul-23
RK 23-Jul-23
RK 23-Jul-23
Rut Nut 23-Jul-23
Rut Nut 24-Jul-23
Rock 24-Jul-23
bad karma 25-Jul-23
Burt 27-Jul-23
flybyjohn 14-Aug-23
APauls 14-Aug-23
Jebediah 14-Aug-23
flybyjohn 16-Aug-23
flybyjohn 16-Aug-23
From: Bowboy
22-Jul-23

Bowboy's embedded Photo
Bowboy's embedded Photo
Okay which one of you Bowsite’r’s did this back in the day with grandma or grandpa car.

From: Slate
22-Jul-23
I wish lol

From: Grey Ghost
22-Jul-23

Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
We never used a car, but we did haul a lot of elk off of the mountain in our old CJ similar to this pic.

Matt

From: Slate
22-Jul-23
Would love to see that in the working

From: fisherick
22-Jul-23
Any vehicle that I could haul an elk out of hell holes would be a godsend.

From: Glunt@work
22-Jul-23
I put a pronghorn in the trunk of my girlfriend's Ford Tempo in the mid 90's.

Never did get all the smell out of it. The Tempo got sold, girlfriend stuck around. She just asked me to fire up the grill for dinner.

From: ElkNut1
22-Jul-23
Ha ha, great photos! With truckloads of elk down I've yet had one close enough to a road to load whole! As I get older I look forward to that day but do not expect it! (grin)

ElkNut

From: Wackjob
23-Jul-23
Hilarious and sick at the same time

From: Mike B
23-Jul-23
Carried many deer home in the trunk of a Buick.

From: BOHNTR
23-Jul-23

From: Inshart
23-Jul-23
That would have been interesting watching them get those elk in that trunk. :)

From: Ambush
23-Jul-23
Whenever I see a pic like that, I think "what a waste of good game meat." Little wonder many non-hunters, over the decades, learned to dislike venison after being "gifted" some of that stuff.

From: RK
23-Jul-23

From: RK
23-Jul-23
Great pics. Spot on Ambush

From: Rut Nut
23-Jul-23
LOL! No doubt we’ve learned quite a bit about proper field care and game meat preparation over the years Ambush! ;-)

From: Rut Nut
24-Jul-23

Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Rut Nut's embedded Photo
This was always my favorite “elk hauling vehicle” pic! : )

From: Rock
24-Jul-23
I hauled one out in my Subaru Outback Wagon once but I had quartered it and put it in a roof top rubberized bag that I put in the back to keep things clean.

From: bad karma
25-Jul-23
I had two pronghorns in the back of a BMW 540i once. Not the ideal choice but it was perfect for that day.

From: Burt
27-Jul-23
Elk in a Jeep Sahara and Ford Explorer, really not that bad in quarters. Whole deer in trunk of Dodge Intrepid fits just fine.

I bet an old Lincoln or Caddy from the 70s/80s would probably close the trunk on a cow elk no sweat.

From: flybyjohn
14-Aug-23
I’ve done the Corolla with trailer and the Subaru outback wagon many times. All animals were quartered at least before packing them out.

From: APauls
14-Aug-23
Full Canadian deer in a Toyota Tercel, Two in the trunk of a Pontiac Phoenix were my worst loads. There's just something fun about making it work.

From: Jebediah
14-Aug-23
I’m not sure I understand, Ambush, about the waste issue. Can you elaborate?

From: flybyjohn
16-Aug-23
Probably talking about the bull elk with their neck hides on still. During bow season in my neck of the woods it is pretty important to get that hide off in the first few hours.

From: flybyjohn
16-Aug-23
I had a whole cow elk in the back of the Subaru outback wagon last year. My brother and I came up on a roadkill crash on the way back from hunting. Had to put down an injured cow elk and the wrecked pickup truck owner didn't want the elk. Montana roadkill salvage law states you have to take guts and all, so we stuffed the whole elk up inside the Subi and headed home with our prize. It really stunk. My brother still can't smell elk after he had covid a few years back. He couldn't smell a thing. He relies on me to tell him when we get into an elky area while hunting.

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