July 14, 2020, 11:22:51 AM

Author Topic: How many coolers for an elk?  (Read 2621 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline iccyman001

  • Newbie
  • Herd Bull
  • *
  • Posts: 5489
    • View Profile
How many coolers for an elk?
« on: June 12, 2016, 06:45:53 PM »
I know this gets asked a lot, but with people planning their hunts, I\'ll throw this out.....

On an average elk, how many coolers and what size would you use to store that meat?


Lets play two scenarios:
- Fully deboned elk
- Quartered down elk

Offline bowhunter

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1832
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 07:53:45 PM »
Just one if it is big enough :haha:  :haha:  :haha:

Offline iccyman001

  • Newbie
  • Herd Bull
  • *
  • Posts: 5489
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 05:19:02 AM »
;)  :haha:

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 298
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 07:43:47 AM »
...

Offline Bowfreak

  • Satelite Bull
  • ***
  • Posts: 482
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 08:02:47 AM »
Quote from: \"vanish\"
We fit FireTiger\'s cow elk into a single 150qt cooler last year. A bull would need more space.
Boneless or bone in.

Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk

Offline Anonymous

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 298
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 08:32:13 AM »
...

Offline bowhunter

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1832
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 09:19:55 AM »
My 13 cubic foot freezer works just fine  :upthumb:  I also have room for a partners bull or I can stay till the end of the hunt and help with no worries about the meat.

Offline bnsafe

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1746
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 10:50:22 AM »
i got mine in a 155 qt cooler with plenty of room left over. boned out.

Offline Don K

  • Big Bull
  • ****
  • Posts: 732
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 01:06:03 PM »
My last Bull from WY, I had it processed and could not fit it in a 150 qt cooler I had to use a smaller one along with it.

My Colorado Bull I had it processed and I was able to fit it all in 1 cooler.

I always bring two

Offline Lark Bunting

  • Big Bull
  • ****
  • Posts: 710
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 03:31:53 PM »
I always have my 150 qt, and a couple medium coolers along for the ride. I keep food in one, drinks in the other and the big boy doesn\'t get opened until we get an animal. So far...I haven\'t had an elk down yet, just a deer. One of these days I may get to answer this question specifically for an elk.  :(

Offline Retired-11-2000

  • Newbie
  • Raghorn
  • *
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: How many coolers for an elk?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 09:01:10 AM »
We like the 150 qt cooler.   Last yr we took old small box  freezer .   Did not get to use it for elk but sure keep food frozen.   Ran it only during day.

 

Recent Posts

Re: Are elk hunters social distancing? by paelk
[July 13, 2020, 06:45:27 AM]


Re: Mt Lion Hunt by Okieelk
[July 11, 2020, 09:31:06 PM]


Re: physical conditioning: navy seal workout by steelheadboy
[July 11, 2020, 12:29:41 PM]


Re: Are elk hunters social distancing? by lang
[July 11, 2020, 11:14:02 AM]


Re: Bear video by lang
[July 11, 2020, 11:09:38 AM]