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#3728653 - 08/08/14 12:19 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: BSK]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Don't cut the pelvis. I just cut around the anus and pull the digestive tract through into the abdomen when gutting.
I do this too and one time I accidentally popped the bladder. But I still haven't tried splitting the bone. Maybe I need to carry a small saw
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#3728809 - 08/08/14 09:19 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: catman529]
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cat...The small folding saw is great for removing small limbs during your climb as well.
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#3728812 - 08/08/14 09:21 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: catman529]
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One other thing to think about is being careful around a cut pelvis. I've gotten some VERY nasty cuts on my hand from a jaggedly cut pelvis, and the infections you can get from that can be pretty bad.

And for those worrying about popping a bladder, just remember that urine itself is not that bad (it is fairly sterile). However, it is a tremendous bacterial growth medium. In essence, spilling urine in the body cavity is not bad in itself, but if not washed out will provide easy place for bacterial growth to develop, increasing the risk of meat spoilage with time.
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#3728837 - 08/08/14 09:50 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
One other thing to think about is being careful around a cut pelvis. I've gotten some VERY nasty cuts on my hand from a jaggedly cut pelvis, and the infections you can get from that can be pretty bad.

And for those worrying about popping a bladder, just remember that urine itself is not that bad (it is fairly sterile). However, it is a tremendous bacterial growth medium. In essence, spilling urine in the body cavity is not bad in itself, but if not washed out will provide easy place for bacterial growth to develop, increasing the risk of meat spoilage with time.
not just bacterial growth but who wants piss flavored meat? \:D
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#3728841 - 08/08/14 09:53 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: catman529]
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ALWAYS and have for years! I carry a small folding saw in my fanny pack and can cut the pelvic bone in a few seconds and NEVER bust the bladder. Once done you can peel them clean!
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#3728856 - 08/08/14 10:09 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: catman529]
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I have a small gerber saw that i carry. i think it has a 3.5in blade on it so it fits well in my fanny pack. I split the pelvic and the rib cage. Makes getting the bladder and butt out easier.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PL36PA?pc_redir=1405489956&robot_redir=1


Edited by cecil30-30 (08/08/14 10:15 AM)
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#3728877 - 08/08/14 10:30 AM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: cecil30-30]
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I was taught to cut the bone but learned it is a waste of time and effort. If you have always cut it, try not cutting it on a deer or two to see for yourself. An older deer has a thicker pelvis and a knife won't cut it, which means you have to carry a saw with you, or field dress the deer at camp where you keep the saw.
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#3728946 - 08/08/14 12:15 PM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: treefarmer]
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
I was taught to cut the bone but learned it is a waste of time and effort. If you have always cut it, try not cutting it on a deer or two to see for yourself. An older deer has a thicker pelvis and a knife won't cut it, which means you have to carry a saw with you, or field dress the deer at camp where you keep the saw.


You shouldn't try to cut it with a knife I can see how that would be tough. I use the point and drive it in the joint and it will pop open with pressure. A saw is much easier though. I have done a couple without splitting them and I didn't like it as well probably just because of habit though.
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#3728956 - 08/08/14 12:32 PM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: catman529]
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#3728966 - 08/08/14 12:48 PM Re: Pelvic bone [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I have a small gerber saw that i carry. i think it has a 3.5in blade on it so it fits well in my fanny pack. I split the pelvic and the rib cage. Makes getting the bladder and butt out easier.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PL36PA?pc_redir=1405489956&robot_redir=1


I have a cheap saw like that one. It works but I plan on upgrading to a Gerber thanks for the link.
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