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Corbet
10-15-2011, 06:16 AM
Today is the day. With a little under 2 hours to game time I'm headed out the door soon. Wish me luck.

nattybumppo
10-15-2011, 06:41 AM
Have fun...get meat!

1loudLX
10-15-2011, 08:13 AM
Om Nom Nom Nom

Uncle Ben
10-15-2011, 09:12 AM
Here ya go....tied one up to a tree for ya....

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3s5btRVDelg/SwK3ErJzcbI/AAAAAAAAAck/MxkTkBsPLG4/s400/wapiti.jpg

Rezarf
10-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Have fun, and I hope your hunting trip turns into a great memory!

Corbet
10-15-2011, 06:11 PM
well no luck today. Pretty warm down here They must still be up high.

farnhamstj
10-15-2011, 06:44 PM
Not Wabbit season?

Corbet
10-17-2011, 12:23 PM
Got my first Elk today. Cow. Rounding up the neighbors to pack it out.

Uncle Ben
10-17-2011, 12:34 PM
Got my first Elk today. Cow. Rounding up the neighbors to pack it out.

Nice! MEAT IS GOOD!!!! :thumb::thumb:

SteveH
10-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Congrats!

Corbet
10-17-2011, 10:46 PM
back at the house. 3 of us plus Porter carried it all out in one trip. Tomorrow will be a long day of cutting and packaging.

Proof in the pic

AHorseThief
10-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Congrats. You'll never forget your first. :thumb:

Corbet
10-17-2011, 11:16 PM
Thanks. We got the bullet too which I think is pretty cool. It stopped in the hide on the way out.

TIMZTOY
10-17-2011, 11:26 PM
nice. congrats man.

1loudLX
10-17-2011, 11:28 PM
fantastic!

Trapper50cal
10-18-2011, 12:11 AM
Come on Corbet, show the messy ones...just warn people

If only you could post the smell of that gut sack lettin' go....

Rezarf
10-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Thats exciting, 3rd rifle will be my first hunt!

wesintl
10-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Congrats Bro!

Red_Chili
10-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Congrats!! My first elk was the herd cow and HUGE. The bullet Likewise stopped at the hide on the way out. Still have it in a medicine pouch made by a Lakota coworker. I'll never forget EVERY hunt but especially the first.

P.S. I saved the ivories and they are part of the pouch too... :)

wesintl
10-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Did you pack out the wood too? :hill:

Corbet
10-18-2011, 03:35 PM
Left the wood but that was a nice tree. about 30" in diameter. Make for some nice firewood but getting it out would need a helicopter. Just walking to where she lye was a challenge.

Trapper50cal
10-18-2011, 03:46 PM
Left the wood but that was a nice tree. about 30" in diameter. Make for some nice firewood but getting it out would need a helicopter. Just walking to where she lye was a challenge.

Yup

Uncle Ben
10-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Left the wood but that was a nice tree. about 30" in diameter. Make for some nice firewood but getting it out would need a helicopter. Just walking to where she lye was a challenge.

Dang dude! I am blowing some serious energy with my shooting Iron but I have never taken out an Elk AND a 30" tree with one shot before! :eek: :bowdown::bowdown::howitzer: ;)

Trapper50cal
10-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Here's another pic of "part" of Corbet's Elk....
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5815/img0078hn.jpg
By trapper50cal (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/trapper50cal) at 2011-10-20

(along with some beef to compare head to head)

Corbet
10-20-2011, 10:39 PM
So how was it?

Uncle Ben
10-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Here's another pic of "part" of Corbet's Elk....


(along with some beef to compare head to head)

Wow....you got CWD results back dang quick!

Corbet
10-20-2011, 10:53 PM
we don't really have an issue with CWD down here. I did not have it tested. Don't know of anyone down here that does.

Trapper50cal
10-20-2011, 10:55 PM
It was incredible. Made the beef taste weak and lame. It seemed like the garlic in the Honey-Yaki imparted/saturated better with the elk.
4-5 minutes a side, came off just between rare and mid-rare, kept putting the Honey-Yaki on it as it cooked and caramelized on the outside.

Corbet
10-20-2011, 11:01 PM
good answer. Had you said you liked the beef better there would not be any additional servings coming your way. I hope to not have buy any beef for a year. Well except in my 1/4 punter value meals of course;)

Caribou Sandstorm
10-20-2011, 11:20 PM
Nice work man!

Uncle Ben
10-20-2011, 11:37 PM
we don't really have an issue with CWD down here. I did not have it tested. Don't know of anyone down here that does.


Nice! Very fortunate!!!

sno bored
10-21-2011, 12:01 PM
My buddy was hunting down by Paonia this last week and shot an elk, went back the next morning to skin it and a bear was trying to eat it. He had a bear tag, so he shot the bear. Pictures here http://forum.ih8mud.com/hunting-fishing/526901-my-buddy-shot-elk-then-bear.html

Corbet
10-21-2011, 01:48 PM
Nice. One hell of a pack out now :eek:

I took Porter with me not only to help pack mine out but to keep a heads up while we field dressed. I saw bear footprints scouting 2 weeks ago not far from my kill. Not to mention the puma that has been dining out on subdivision pets this summer.

JadeRunner
10-25-2011, 09:37 PM
Congratulations Corbet.

We packed into the Flat Tops last week. My friend bugled his 6x6 in the first morning. I hiked my but off for 4 days and finally got a 5x5 on the last morning about 4 miles in. Good fun.

AxleIke
10-26-2011, 12:14 AM
The first time is always memorable. I hunted for many years as a child with nothing to show for it. My first was quite an experience.

SnoBored, I am glad your friend's meat did not spoil. For the record, that was a bad decision. He got lucky. It isn't the outside temp that matters so much as the fact that internal heat from the carcass will spoil your meat. Especially if the temp is only getting into the 20's at night.

If you fill your tag late in the day, the best bet is to quarter it then and there, and hang it in game bags until morning so you can retrieve it.

simps80
10-26-2011, 10:39 AM
My buddy was hunting down by Paonia this last week and shot an elk, went back the next morning to skin it and a bear was trying to eat it. He had a bear tag, so he shot the bear. Pictures here http://forum.ih8mud.com/hunting-fishing/526901-my-buddy-shot-elk-then-bear.html

man, that thread took a turn quick sheesh
:rolleyes:

Red_Chili
10-26-2011, 01:01 PM
Reminds me of why I very RARELY bother with Mud.

Uncle Ben
10-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Reminds me of why I very RARELY bother with Mud.

There is a wealth of knowledge and some really good folks on MUD. Avoid the chit chat sections and you stay a lot happier. MUD is a troll paradise!

Red_Chili
10-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Not a lot for minitrucks though. Yeah, RS sets a pretty high bar for chit chat compared to what's out there. Spoiled I guess.

wesintl
10-26-2011, 03:07 PM
For the record, that was a bad decision. He got lucky. It isn't the outside temp that matters so much as the fact that internal heat from the carcass will spoil your meat. Especially if the temp is only getting into the 20's at night.

That's what the experts tell us to ward off bacteria. I've found over the years It doesn't make much difference. I've had game cool right away and some that didn't. no differences. I've hunted with Amish and have had a gentleman tell me he lets the deer hang in the barn for months. Let it get rotten/gangrene color on the exterior. You then slice off that bad exterior and what you're left with is aged meat that is very tender when cooked and has a less gamey taste. The bacteria has broken down the meat. I'd be a little nervous to try that. I think it's more important to not puncture anything like intestines, bladder, etc that have bacteria that can spoil or cause issues than it is to cool the meat rapidly.

My last elk I took I gutted it thew it in the cruiser halved. Drove home, left it in the cruiser in the garage overnight and took it to the butcher. No issues.

I liken it to butter now a days. Everyone keeps it in the fridge cause the boogey man is in there and will make it go bad/rancid and make you sick. Most of our grandparents or great grand parents kept butter in the cupboard. Personally I like mine left out. It spreads much easier.

:cheers:

rover67
10-26-2011, 03:14 PM
i was going to ask at what point it goes "bad".

Caribou Sandstorm
10-26-2011, 03:34 PM
We leave the butter out also..I am not a fan of it this way but my wife is way, way more mellow then me... She even bought a real Land Cruiser.. Go figure...;)

Where is the first season Squirrel thread?

Jacket
10-26-2011, 03:51 PM
I liken it to butter now a days. Everyone keeps it in the fridge cause the boogey man is in there and will make it go bad/rancid and make you sick. Most of our grandparents or great grand parents kept butter in the cupboard. Personally I like mine left out. It spreads much easier.

:cheers:

:thumb:


Where is the first season Squirrel thread?

Let's see it!

Uncle Ben
10-26-2011, 04:21 PM
We leave the butter out also..I am not a fan of it this way but my wife is way, way more mellow then me... She even bought a real Land Cruiser.. Go figure...;)

Where is the first season Squirrel thread?

1st Season Squirrel Session (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?p=176527#post176527)

Caribou Sandstorm
10-26-2011, 04:54 PM
1st Season Squirrel Season (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?p=176527#post176527)

nailed me!

Corbet
10-26-2011, 06:06 PM
I don't buy meat going bad that quick either. Get the guts out and letting it sit overnight sounds fine at 20 degree overnight. Its not like separating the quarters will make that much difference IMO. My quarters were still warm when we got back to the house. This was about 10 hours after the kill. I hung them in the garage for the night. Overnight low around 38. Then washed off the dirt in the morning and placed them in my neighbors beer fridge for a few days before processing to age. I ate pieces raw when cutting them up. Did not get sick.

Uncle Ben
10-26-2011, 06:10 PM
:lmao::lmao::lmao:

AxleIke
10-26-2011, 07:59 PM
I don't buy meat going bad that quick either. Get the guts out and letting it sit overnight sounds fine at 20 degree overnight. .

That is the point. He did not gut it. The guts retain a LOT of heat. I'm sure it will be fine, but in practice, it is not a good idea.

As for meat spoiling, that is dependant on a lot of factors. I have never had "cold" quarters while packing them out, but that is because they too retain heat. That is even when packing out at night at -5 F.

I'm sure Sno-Bored's buddies meat is fine, he got lucky. As I said, in principle, he should have gotten the guts out first.

Corbet
10-26-2011, 09:07 PM
My understanding is that he did gut after kill and then left it for the night.

AxleIke
10-26-2011, 10:43 PM
My understanding is that he did gut after kill and then left it for the night.

I found that now after getting to the last page in the thread. I gave up on the BS too soon. :D