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#6922795 - 10/16/17 06:11 PM Elk coolers
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
So...I've got the 95qt. Pelican, Shawheel's 100 qt. Cabela's, and one of my 120qt. Igloos in the bed of the truck. That still ain't enough space for two bull elk (I try to think positive), even if they're processed, is it? Might could fit the 100 qt. Igloo I rescued outa the neighbor's trash in the cab. 'Probably taking a hitch carrier.

One week + a day to departure. All help appreciated! (I'm missing an 8' bed.)
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#6922803 - 10/16/17 06:18 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
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A Pelican 150, Pelican 80, and Bison 50 barely fit two cow elk.

And that's no head and capes to bring back, just meat.
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#6922818 - 10/16/17 06:35 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
You can put a Rocky Mountain bull into 2- 120 qts pretty easy if it's boned out and cape.

I put my elk minus cape in 150

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#6922836 - 10/16/17 06:50 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
Nontypical3006 Offline
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Registered: 10/22/09
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The bull I took last month filled a 110 qt yeti, 100ish qt igloo, 75 qt yeti and most of a 52(?) qt ozark. That was all processed, vacuum packed and no ice. The processor said his hanging weight was 505 lbs.

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#6922837 - 10/16/17 06:52 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
Nontypical3006 Offline
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You could stack the coolers and strap them down if needed. That’s what we were going to do but we had more than one vehicle.

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#6922853 - 10/16/17 07:14 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
furfinrfeather Offline
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Registered: 09/17/09
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You don't have enough coolers unless you loose a lot of meat! Put dry ice on top to keep it frozen.

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#6922855 - 10/16/17 07:19 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
GOLDSTEIN Offline
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Loc: Keller, TX
Yeti 250 holds a bull without deboning up, not including the cape.


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#6922860 - 10/16/17 07:25 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: GOLDSTEIN
Yeti 250 holds a bull without deboning up, not including the cape.




Plenty of room for cape in there.

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#6922861 - 10/16/17 07:26 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: GOLDSTEIN
Yeti 250 holds a bull without deboning up, not including the cape.




Plenty of room for cape in there.


Oops I forgot to pick up my cape again... lol

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#6922863 - 10/16/17 07:27 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: BOBO the Clown]
GOLDSTEIN Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: GOLDSTEIN
Yeti 250 holds a bull without deboning up, not including the cape.




Plenty of room for cape in there.


There is room, but I wanted plenty of room for ice
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#6922885 - 10/16/17 07:43 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
rdmac Offline
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Registered: 06/30/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Palmer tx
When I killed my red stag bull it took a 100qt icehole, a 65qt icehole, and a 45qt yeti to get all the meat on ice.
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#6922933 - 10/16/17 08:22 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
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200 qts per bull is a good number.

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#6923025 - 10/16/17 09:33 PM Re: Elk coolers [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
200 qts per bull is a good number.


I like it.

Leaves room for meat, cape, and ice on all.
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#6923272 - 10/17/17 07:31 AM Re: Elk coolers [Re: Creekrunner]
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Processed vs. not processed will make a big difference as to what you need. Processed and frozen brick hard means 1)much less room needed and 2)no ice needed if the trip home is less than a day or two. The meat will still be rock hard when you get home.
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#6923283 - 10/17/17 07:37 AM Re: Elk coolers [Re: FiremanJG]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
200 qts per bull is a good number.


I like it.

Leaves room for meat, cape, and ice on all.

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