Hubby shot an elk on our property last night.....had to gut her out in the dark...not fun . It took 4 people to drag her to the truck . 600 + lbs . We spent all day cutting meat and just got done grinding burger . We've already cut up 2 deer and an elk.....time to go hunting again ! He got a nice 4 point ....for those of you who count both sides ..it would be an 8 point buck . I shot a 6x5....great mass on it ! Who else cuts thier own meat ? It's too expensive to send it in...and it's nice that we don't waste gas driving around hunting ! More deer around my area have been killed on the highway than were harvested last hunting season....at least that's what the fish and game department released .