Sunday, October 9, 2011

Elk Hunt

Little did I know 16 years ago when I married a hunter that we would have a freezer full of elk meat. 

In August, my husband and his friend went to Idaho for a week long vacation hunting elk.  He ended up with a 6x6...I'm still not exactly clear on the specifics, but it has something to do with the horns on each size.

Can you say, "Happy Hunters"!  This is my husband and his friend that he went on the hunt with.

I told them they looked like the Beverly Hillbillies on way home!  I think they each had three large ice chests full of meat and then all of the other stuff they took with them.

The horns are almost as tall as Shelby!

Venison and fish are quite common to have in the freezer, but we've added another big game variety to the family diet. I ended up moving all the elk and fish to the dedicated outside freezer, and they fill the entire thing up.  I really hope he doesn't shoot early in the quickly approaching deer season...there's not any room!!

It's taken me some time to get used to cooking venison, but the elk meat has been wonderful!  So far, we've had elk burgers...delicious and roast...equally wonderful! It's not as gamey tasting as the venison, so I think it's much more versatile.


  1. I know what I will be eating when I come to visit. Really, I am looking forward to it. Can't wait to see how the antlers look on the staircase.

  2. That is a lot of food in the freezer! Glad the elk isn't as gamey as the deer meat. I cannot tolerate the flavor of venison. That was a huge rack on the elk!!!

  3. Lucky you! How yummy! I remember having elk burgers and meat. So good!