I am going elk hunting in early October and am concerned about the possibility of warm weather and how to keep my meat from spoiling. I have a 5 hour drive home and I need some ideas on how to preserve the meat!
Where are you huntin? What kind of temps are you expecting? Generally in most places elk live in early October its cool enough that once you down your elk if you quarter it, skin it, get some bags on it you're usually ok if you get it down to the butcher within 24 hrs.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...