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#3505253 - 12/17/13 07:55 PM gutting deer
swampdonkey84
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What is so hard about gutting a deer the right way. The last few weeks I've been helping at a butcher place skinning deer and 85% of them still have either the lungs and heart still in them or the testicles still attached or the butthole still in them or all three. And some people wonder why there meat taste like crap cuz they left stomach matter from gut shots in them. It just amazes me how many people don't know or are to lazy to take care of killed animals
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#3505262 - 12/17/13 08:00 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: swampdonkey84]
shopson
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Just my opinion but "don't know" fits.
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#3505271 - 12/17/13 08:02 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: shopson]
swampdonkey84
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I mean you can learn how to do it on YouTube even
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#3505340 - 12/17/13 08:46 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: swampdonkey84]
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I am amazed that someone would take a deer to a butcher without field dressing it at all and pay the butcher an extra $15 to do it for them.

I really like Burris's (Moscow, TN) policy on this. They absolutely will not take a deer that has not been field dressed. He says that if they were to do it onsite that the smell would permeate their entire place and ultimately affect the product. Sounds good to me.

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#3505406 - 12/17/13 09:35 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: TNRifleman]
catman529
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Well I don't take them to the processor unless its a HFTH donation. But when I do it's field dressed all the way. Who leaves the heart and lungs in? Cut the diaphragm and pull that stuff out. I cut the windpipe too.

Also after a few shots that went through the guts and also poking the stomach once while field dressing, I am extra careful to keep stomach contents out of the meat. But after the gut pile is removed, I will swipe the stomach with my knife to see what the deer was eating.

Oh and quartering away shots are a great way to get stomach contents in your deer... If you hit 3" back broadside you are still in ribcage but if you hit a little far back on a quartering away deer, chances are you go through stomach and into vitals. Shot a doe this year where the arrow entered in front of the left hip and exited in front of the right shoulder, making a perfect heart shot but also blowing through the stomach.
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#3505423 - 12/17/13 09:47 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: catman529]
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It amazes me to how many don't gut one and take it to the processor like that. I would bust out laughing if I saw that. I think the hardest is removing the bladder without busting it. Cut a circle through the anal cavity staying completely on the sides of the inner pelvic. The take the chord attached to the bladder and slightly pull as your cutting a circle around it. Wala, out comes the intact bladder. Took me a while to get it right but I always wash out all my deer as soon as I can.
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#3505437 - 12/17/13 10:02 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: Poleaxe]
parkerxbowhunter
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I always wash mine out with a hose after dressing as well as taking the tenderloin out as well
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#3505481 - 12/17/13 10:32 PM Re: gutting deer [Re: TNRifleman]
slagtown_dfa
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 Originally Posted By: TNRifleman
I am amazed that someone would take a deer to a butcher without field dressing it at all and pay the butcher an extra $15 to do it for them.


I have a few spots that are less than 20 acres that if I kill one there I will pay to have it field dressed. Not out of laziness but trying to not ruin the hunting or draw in coyotes. And my processor only charges $10

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#3505568 - 12/18/13 04:09 AM Re: gutting deer [Re: slagtown_dfa]
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 Originally Posted By: slagtown_dfa
 Originally Posted By: TNRifleman
I am amazed that someone would take a deer to a butcher without field dressing it at all and pay the butcher an extra $15 to do it for them.


I have a few spots that are less than 20 acres that if I kill one there I will pay to have it field dressed. Not out of laziness but trying to not ruin the hunting or draw in coyotes. And my processor only charges $10


Splain that one to me???

No excuse for not gutting one as soon as possble. At White Oak, we had to have intact weights and dressed weights so we gutted at the skinning shed as soon as they came in and washed them out with a hose. They were then skinned and boned out before they got cool.

Other than that, I have always gutted where they fell and soon as possible. I have yet to see the slightest evidence it affected my hunting. The thicket I hunt now is about 25-acres and I still gut right where they fall. Gut pile is gone in 12-hours.

I do my own butchering and if it is warm, have them cut, wrapped and in the freezer often within a couple hours of being shot. However, the washing out does two things. It not only gets the cavity clean, it quickly cools the meat down. Also, on some occasions, I have skinned and boned the hindquarters out, then, put the meat in coolers with ice packs and "aged" it for a couple days. But in hot weather, it is mandatory to gut as quickly as possible.
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#3505662 - 12/18/13 06:52 AM Re: gutting deer [Re: bowriter]
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I knew a guy that always left the male parts attached,said it was twra rules ,tried to tell him different, but he would not listen.
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