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Old 04-05-2011, 03:14 AM
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Valentine
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
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Default Move it quickly

I gut my deer quickly, keep it in the shade. Get it out of the woods, quickly, and get the deer home in about an hour. Since it's warm in the early season, it's prepared for butchering by that night.
Most of the meat goes in the freezer, and some goes into the refrigerator for the next day.

So the harvest in the South, in my opinion, isn't just shooting or arrowing a deer. For me, it's doing everything myself. Harvest, have sharpened knives, gut, drag deer, skin, butcher, package meat. It's beyond newbie. And I sure have sympathy for newbies.

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