MDB my wife shot hers on the 18th and I didnt even gut it till the 19th at night and didnt skin it till 20th. It was cold though and the meat still tasted good. But I didnt want to get the bear smell all over me while I was elk hunting.
But I always skin them at home.
it's been petty warm here latley 50's for day time highs the lititure they give to us with our license says to have ice on hand, call the butcher,1/4 it, put pepper on it to keep flys off the dnr is probly more paranoid than I am
yea boys but you guys prolly have to walk your shit all in and out i drive my 4x right to my treestand when i shot the bear i just shot it in the box of my truck i backed right up to it tagged her shot here in the truck and was home in 25-30 mins not even when im haulin sometimes plus i live in canada northern canada where the weather can be hot one day and cold the next it was a nice cold day that day if it woulda been hot i mighta didi it there not to mention it was gettin dark the sun was going down i let her lay on the ground for about 10 mins then climbed outta the tree stand ive gutted a bear with truck lights on it for light before i dont like it that much heh.
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...