Has anyone viewed the DVD "From the Field to the Table" produced by the Colorado Division of Wildlife? I am thinking about purchasing it. I need some field dressing and elk quartering assistance.
I got my first elk this year on top of White Slide Mountain north of Kremmling, Colorado during the 2nd rifle season. After my elk was down and field dressed, I enlisted the help of my friend (experienced deer hunter). Because neither of us had ever quartered an animal before, and because the cow was 1 1/2 miles from the nearest road access, we had a tough go (note to self: small soft backpacks are not great for packing elk hind quarters). We got all the meat out of there and down to Kremmling Wild Game Processing and everything worked out just fine. My family is really enjoying the meat.
But, there has got to be a better way! I probably spent 4 hours working on the cow where I shot it, including field dressing and figuring out how to quarter it. I also need some sort of visual aide that would help me remove the backstraps and tenderloins in the most convenient manner. One more thing, my wife was royally upset when I showed up without the hide. She is an excellent seamstress and she was going to make something for me. I hear about it all the time...
If you've seen the DVD let me know what you thought of it. Any other advice is appreciated. Thanks!