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coorsdrifter 07-12-2008 09:24 PM

Elk meat?
 
Can anyone give me an estimate on how many pounds of meat an average bull elk will bone out?I'm going to be hunting in Idaho this fall and right now I'm trying to to determine how much it would cost to ship it back.Right now it looks like its is going to be cheaper for me to drive out and pack everything back home with me instead of flying out and then having meat and cape shipped back.

yogi 07-12-2008 10:01 PM

on an avergae a three year old bull elk .. is about 400 and 550 lbs of boned out meat.. my average for the last five years has been about 650lbs bone in ,,cut and wraped..

jersey jeff 07-13-2008 06:24 AM

Spike bull was about 150lb boned.

oakcreek 07-13-2008 07:51 AM

The last couple i got boned out where 250-275 3-5year old bulls

timba 07-13-2008 09:24 AM

I shot a huge cow elk a year ago and the butcher told me there was 500lbs there.Not sure if it was deboned or not but its been over a year and we are still eating elk meat and we eat it lots.

oakcreek 07-13-2008 10:10 AM

Average live weights of mature Elk :Cow 500 punds (225 kg)
Bull 700 pounds (315 kg)
You will lose at least half to head, hide,guts, and bones ending up with half or less of those weights

yogi 07-13-2008 01:26 PM

well i can tell you this ... the elk i shot last sept. .. cut wrapped and frozen filled a 22 cu,ft chest style freezer so you do the math..and when i say filled .. i mean it was full .. nothing but elk meat..

coorsdrifter 07-14-2008 07:45 PM

Thanx for the info.

Monie 07-15-2008 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yogi (Post 17356)
well i can tell you this ... the elk i shot last sept. .. cut wrapped and frozen filled a 22 cu,ft chest style freezer so you do the math..and when i say filled .. i mean it was full .. nothing but elk meat..

Was that bone in or boneless?

yogi 07-15-2008 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monie (Post 17576)
Was that bone in or boneless?

that was bone in... i prefer it that way...


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