You know its sucks to go on a trip of a life time, be sucessful,kill your first Elk and they want $1000 to ship it back to home( Prosessed) but still thats crazy any opinions? I donated the meat to a local sienor citizen home.
I bring 48 qt plastic coolers home with me on the plane. Checked baggage and packed with a little dry ice. $50 per cooler if you keep them under 50# each. Don't go over 50 # or it doubles the price. You need to cut and wrap up your own meat but it's not that hard, just takes time. If you have buddys to help it can be done. Ship your other bags UPS, except the gun(s). Donate what you don't want to bring home (burger meat, shanks, etc). The only problem is that if you get one just before you leave you have a time crunch.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...