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    Game Bags for Elk

    What game bags do you guys recommend for elk? I'll be doing a second rifle season hunt on foot in the Weminuche wilderness in CO. How many bags do you need for all the meat on a bull?

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    I use Remington game bags that I have picked up at Walmart, $7.00. I have washed an reused them which is nice, but paying $7 every now and again is to painful. Only other game bags I have used were the Alaska Outfitter ones you can get at Cabela's. I didn't care for these, they got torn up pretty easily.

    They way I have figured it, you need 4 bags for each quarter, 1 for backstraps and tenderloins, 1 maybe 2 for miscellaneous meat. Of course, if you plan on boning the animal out, you could probably get away with putting both front shoulders in one bag. Some folks use 1 bag for the cape as well, but I haven't done this.

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    Hope to get to use the cabela's game bags next month.

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    I use the Remington ones at walmart too

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    I use the cabelas game bags. I haven't had any trouble with them tearing but haven't gotten too crazy with them either. I have also used the Alaskan game bags which are way more durable but cost a lot more as well. I use at least 5 bags for an elk. One for each quarter and one for the back straps and tenderloins, etc. I would say to start with looking at a reasonably cheap set and then go up from there and pick the one you think will work the best. If you don't like them, change it up next time.

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    The Alaskan game bags are light weight and a lot less bulky. But like was mentioned above they do tend to snag and run (like panty hose) and get small holes in them. I keep using them even with the snags and runs. I've used them on several animals. The beauty is less bulkiness in your pack. If I wasn't packing them around in the field I'd go with a heavier weight type. I use 5 as well. 1 for each quarter and 1 for misc.

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    I have a different outlook on game bags. To me it's like changing the oil in your truck. I chalk up the expense to maintenance. I use whatever is easiest for me to buy, and then throw them away after one use.

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    I take 8 of the Alaskan guide bags. The small ones that are 48". You can buy 2 packages of 4 and cram all 8 into one ziplock bag. I am assuming with boned out animals, I should get a few years out of these.

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    Tag bags released a line of game bags just for a boned out elk. I was lucky enough to receive a set free and there a sweet package. Its called the b.o.m.b bag. Boned out meat bag. Reusable lightweight and super tough. I think there is 5 bags total of assorted sizes in the pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Tag bags released a line of game bags just for a boned out elk. I was lucky enough to receive a set free and there a sweet package. Its called the b.o.m.b bag. Boned out meat bag. Reusable lightweight and super tough. I think there is 5 bags total of assorted sizes in the pack.
    This looks great. We have only been boning for the last couple years. We have been packing with the big cotton bags, and it is defenitely time for a change. Seeing what the package is for the BOMB pack, I may just shed 2 of the alaskan bags for this year. When they wear out, I will be looking at these. Thanks for sharing!!

 

 

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