Im leaving for Colorado on the 17th. I have a bull tag and a cow tag. Chances are good I may fill both tags.(dream come true) If it were you...how would you process the meat if you got one elk, and what if you got two??? Thanks for your time guys.
If this is guided hunt you will be lucky to have the first work done at least. If this is DIY and you kill 2 unless the area you hunt .permits 4 wheelers you have a huge amount of work ahead. Good luck. Elk meat is better than anything and any piece cleaned up and cooked ian like steak is amazing.
If you have a good butcher near home I'd just have the hunting area guy bone out all the "big muscles" and grind the rest, let your local guy do the actualy steak/roast cutting. That's what we did in Newfoundland and it saved us a pile of money. With the short time frame they will have to work with out there, they may (will) charge a lot more than someone local.
I did my own when i got back home, even though we divide one year i had 2 hams, shoulder, tenderloin, chunk meat we cut out there. Basicly the same as a deer or beef i cut what i could in to steaks, nice size roast, remainder burger for bologna. What unit are you hunting you can have bull and cow tag?
I cut and wrapped my own out there. Then took it to a Colorado Butcher just to freeze. With a good cooler it will last the ride home. Saves Hundreds of Dollars over having it all done by a Colorado processor.