I guess I am spoiled. I typically shoot my deer and elk from my back porch as they are grazing. I turn on the hose and wash them out as I am cleaning them. It all ways makes the wife made because it makes a mess in the back yard but I clean that up too after the deer/elk is sitting nicely in the freezer. I had hoped I would get a moose tag because there has been a bull moose hanging around but I did not draw this year, I hope he makes it to next year.
The main difference is size. I have a pulley system set up to hoist up the carcass and it works well for deer but for elk it is a lot of work.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...