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Old 08-19-2018, 08:48 PM   #5151
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:26 AM   #5152
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I have a question on elk meat care. I've read that you can use dry ice in cooler for travel but that will freeze meat. Is it ok to defrost later and process and then refreeze? I would like to get meat back to DFW and take to Cinnamon Creek Processing. Other option is to take to processor in New Mexico, they can do a 24 hour turn around but not sure of quality of work
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:12 AM   #5153
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I have a question on elk meat care. I've read that you can use dry ice in cooler for travel but that will freeze meat. Is it ok to defrost later and process and then refreeze? I would like to get meat back to DFW and take to Cinnamon Creek Processing. Other option is to take to processor in New Mexico, they can do a 24 hour turn around but not sure of quality of work
Meat will be fine. Place a bag between meat and dry ice though. It will freezer burn it. Also note that cold goes down not up well so make sure dry ice is on top.

Cape wise be careful with dry ice.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:16 AM   #5154
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If anyone knows of someone on the fence about doing a last minute elk hunt, I know a guy with an extra 6A, New Mexico Archery Tag, unit wide. $4,900 + tax.

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Old 08-20-2018, 07:23 PM   #5155
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So it is ok to freeze meat then take to processor to processed which will require it to be thawed and then refrozen???
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:57 PM   #5156
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So it is ok to freeze meat then take to processor to processed which will require it to be thawed and then refrozen???
Itís not ideal, but if properly handled shouldnít be a problem.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:54 PM   #5157
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How many days til everyone hits the road headed west?
14 for me and I'm going a little stir crazy.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:58 PM   #5158
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How many days til everyone hits the road headed west?
14 for me and I'm going a little stir crazy.
360 hrs 15 mins
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:00 PM   #5159
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Seven days, thirteen hours here...
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:01 PM   #5160
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How many days til everyone hits the road headed west?
14 for me and I'm going a little stir crazy.
25 long days away! I knew I should have decided to go early season
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:05 PM   #5161
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3 weeks from today for my first elk hunt!
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:14 PM   #5162
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7.5 long days.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:18 PM   #5163
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16 days and 2 hours before we hit the road to CO. Days sure are going by a lot slower now that the countdown is on.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:25 PM   #5164
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:46 PM   #5165
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24 days for us. We have 11 days in Sept for archery hunting then move into rifle on the same tag. Best thing about most Wyoming tags , you get archery and rifle season to hunt.

Good luck to you guys going up soon. Travel safe.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:52 PM   #5166
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217 hours till my flight to Montana leaves. That's 9 days 1 hour
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:52 PM   #5167
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My cow hunt is the week of thanksgiving. Iím ready to do some cool weather camping.


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Old 08-22-2018, 07:41 PM   #5168
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We leave for Colorado next week. I'm tired of prepping and waiting. Let's get the show on the road
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:34 PM   #5169
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Around 20 days for me

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:26 PM   #5170
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Leaving Sunday at noon! Can’t get here quick enough
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:26 PM   #5171
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:15 AM   #5172
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:39 AM   #5173
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8 days before my hunt starts. Hunting Labor Day weekend, back to work 3 1/2 days, back for the last week of the hunt.


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Old 08-23-2018, 12:24 PM   #5174
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17 weeks-ish here.

Just checked the historical weather for my area this year.... in the same time frame the low was -29 and the high was 30, give or take a point or two .

Coldest I've done before was -2.


Can't wait!
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:26 PM   #5175
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17 weeks-ish here.

Just checked the historical weather for my area this year.... in the same time frame the low was -29 and the high was 30, give or take a point or two .

Coldest I've done before was -2.


Can't wait!

Just an extra pair of wool socks
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #5176
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:59 PM   #5177
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Stoked - first Elk hunt with hopes to not be my last

NM #9 land owner tag

Multiple water sources

Best wishes to all for a successful hunt

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Old 08-23-2018, 09:04 PM   #5178
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Stoked - first Elk hunt with hopes to not be my last

NM #9 land owner tag

Multiple water sources

Best wishes to all for a successful hunt

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Old 08-23-2018, 09:10 PM   #5179
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:20 PM   #5180
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:51 PM   #5181
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Gotcha. Iím just headed to unit 9, landowner tags, hunting a larger ranch with a lot of water sources. Was curious if it may be same set up. Doesnít sound like it though. Good luck.


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Old 08-24-2018, 04:01 AM   #5182
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leave in 7 days headed to Colorado. will sign the closing paperwork for house we are selling then heading out of town.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:48 AM   #5183
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leave in 7 days headed to Colorado. will sign the closing paperwork for house we are selling then heading out of town.
Im leaving in 7 days also. What unit are you hunting?
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:09 AM   #5184
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Gotcha. Iím just headed to unit 9, landowner tags, hunting a larger ranch with a lot of water sources. Was curious if it may be same set up. Doesnít sound like it though. Good luck.


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Going 7 - 14

Let me know how first week goes

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Old 08-24-2018, 06:27 AM   #5185
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Iím actually not going until 9/18. Please let me know how it goes. Thanks!


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Old 08-24-2018, 07:05 AM   #5186
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54 Days for me to be in Colorado. It is rifle but I cant wait, this will be our third year in a row to go. It keeps getting better with new gear every year this year we got a new Davis wall tent to keep things comfortable.
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:00 AM   #5187
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:20 AM   #5188
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My little buddy is ready!



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Old 08-24-2018, 09:51 AM   #5189
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I'm going on my first elk hunt in September and am debating which rifle to use. It's between a Remington Sendero 7 mag (160 grain nosler partition) and a Sako .338 mag (haven't picked bullet yet).

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:51 PM   #5190
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I'm going on my first elk hunt in September and am debating which rifle to use. It's between a Remington Sendero 7 mag (160 grain nosler partition) and a Sako .338 mag (haven't picked bullet yet).

Any suggestions?
Either rifle with a partition will be more than plenty of gun. I would take whichever you shoot better or are more comfortable with.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:29 PM   #5191
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Leaving September 6th for Victor Colorado and I can hardly sleep at night.
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:43 PM   #5192
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Has anyone else seen a Bull with mistaken identity? Pretty sure this fella thinks he should taste like ground beef.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:18 PM   #5193
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Headed to Colorado in 7 days.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:02 AM   #5194
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Has anyone else seen a Bull with mistaken identity? Pretty sure this fella thinks he should taste like ground beef.

Heís self-identifying as another species. Canít shoot him now.


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Old 08-25-2018, 09:15 AM   #5195
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Headed for northern NM on 9/6. I'm not quite ready, but getting closer every day.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:40 AM   #5196
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I have been hiking with my pack and want to know best way to deal with all the straps hanging down everywhere. Do you fold them over and tape together?
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:58 AM   #5197
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They sell rolls of Velcro band with one side hook and the other loop. Cut a piece as long as about 4X the width of the strap. Some straps might have a loop sewn in where this Velcro can be inserted. Either way roll up the strap and wrap the Velcro band around to attach to itself.

Exo calls them strap keepers: http://exomountaingear.com/shop/strap-keepers/

First search at Walmart came up with this where you could cut your own: https://www.walmart.com/ip/VELCRO-R-...Black/19535849
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:06 AM   #5198
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I have been hiking with my pack and want to know best way to deal with all the straps hanging down everywhere. Do you fold them over and tape together?
Tape them if you need them, cut them if you don't.
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:39 AM   #5199
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Leaving out for Lake George area in CO on Sep.6!
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:25 PM   #5200
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14 days until I hit the road. Can’t wait!
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