View Full Version : Salida/ Buena Vista Area- Meat packers

06-23-2012, 12:41 AM
Does anybody have any info on who may pack out meat from the Buena Vista/ Salida area? Will be archery hunting elk in that area in september and looking to meet any potential packers before the hunt when I go on a pre-season scouting trip.

Colorado Cowboy
06-23-2012, 08:09 AM
I'm sure Old Hunter has some info....soon as he gets out of bed:D

Old Hunter
06-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Hey! I was up at 5am. Old guys only need 4 hours sleep. :)

I'm not a good source for finding meat packers, because I do my own. Too poor to have it done. As far as I know. There's no meat packers in the immediate area. I've heard some individuals doing it, but I don't know who they are. You may have to travel to find one. I believe Pueblo has one, but that's a drive. Scanga in Salida is the only meat packer around, and they don't do wild game.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

06-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Old guys only need 4 hours sleep. :)

Is that because you guys have to get up 6 times a night to use the bathroom? Sorry I had to throw that out there. :D

06-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Sorry, bad wording on my part, not that type of meat packer, I also do my own processing. Im talking about a guide/outfitter, cowboy, somebody with horses that would help haul an elk out of an area if it's hot (seems likely) and I can't get it out in time by myself.

06-23-2012, 11:30 PM
I have rented a horse north of there. But all I did was knock on doors with horses lol.

Old Hunter
06-24-2012, 08:57 AM
I don't seem to be much help here. I always do that part myself too. You have a much better chance of finding that though. This is horse country, and a bunch of outfitters that would probably do that. I'd start to Google, and i'll snoop around meanwhile.

Old Hunter
06-24-2012, 08:58 AM
Is that because you guys have to get up 6 times a night to use the bathroom? Sorry I had to throw that out there. :D

I can last if I don't have my normal bowl of cereal before bed. :)

06-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the help anyways. That was my next step.

Old Hunter
06-24-2012, 11:38 PM
I know there's a guy here locally that would come get the meat, but then he wants to butcher it too.

06-25-2012, 12:00 PM
I'd consider talking with the guy if you have info. I always process my own meat the way I like it, but for the right price I'd experience with somebody elses methods. It'd also give me an excuse to get to go back up to the mountains to get my meat. I'll keep waying my options.

Old Hunter
06-25-2012, 12:18 PM
I'll see if I can find out who he is. My buddy told me about him, and I know he starts to advertise before hunting season.