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Old 11-09-2004, 06:28 PM
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I understand the gutting and removing organs process but how exactly do you cut around the sex organs? Pictures would be helpful.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:56 PM
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Well since I don't have any pics I will try to explain it to you:

The sex organs on a deer come off almost like the skin, you cut the sking above the penis and work the skin back toward the anus being carful not to cut the tube going from the penis to the anus. That tube will come off of the pelvis by taking your knife and freeing it like the skin. Once to the anus you can work the knife around the hole making your way into the underside of the pelvis. Some people just reem out the anus but I almost skin around the hole and into the cavity making sure not to cut the pee tube. At this point you are ready to open the body cavity and gut the deer. Upon getting to the sex organs you should beable to pull them out if you did the job correctly in the beginning. Just make sure not to get any urine on the meat, if you do get it washed off thouroughly!!!

On a side note, some people split the pelvis to help with the removal of the sex organs and anus. It is a very good way of doing it I just choose not to.

This is my way of doing it and it may vary from person to person. It works well for me and I end up with a very clean virtually hair free job. Any questions please feel free to ask.
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:03 PM
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check this out.

http://www.angelfire.com/bc/canuck2/gutting.html
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:30 PM
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I do the anus ralated cutting after I get the guts laid out of the carcas. No particular reason other than what I'm fixing to be handling. I use a fairly large pocket knife (4" long thin blade) and make a circular cut around the outside of the anus (and wazzle wazzle if a doe). The blade needs to extend a couple inches into the pelvis to disconnect all of the stuff that makes it work. Once the cutting is done you just pull the parts into the carcas and out. I usually have a heavy cleaver (used by the phone co. to split lead cases) that I split the pelvis with. By splitting the pelvis the passage way is more exposed and removing the plumbing is a bit faster.
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:05 PM
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I looked at that link that you posted. Amazing, you can get anything off the 'net nowadays!
One comment, I have NEVER cut open the chest cavity, and have never met anyone who does! It looks like it would be much easier to get the heart and lungs out, but I have just always reached up in and done it without sawing through the chest. NOW I see why some of my buddies carry small bone saws into the woods with them......
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:43 AM
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You don't really need a bone saw to open up the chest cavity. Stand with your feet on either side of the chest cavity facing the deer head. Find the exact middle of the rib cage. Put your knife in and cut tward the neck. As long as you stay in the middle it will cut pretty easily. I have done this for years and never had any trouble even on large bucks weighing over 200 pounds dressed.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:44 AM
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SapperLohr, that's my site and my son's deer we happen to be working on. Glad you enjoyed it - or at least got some extra ideas from it.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:48 AM
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Thats a great site canuck!!!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: Canuck_2

SapperLohr, that's my site and my son's deer we happen to be working on. Glad you enjoyed it - or at least got some extra ideas from it.
Thanks for sharing, definately something I will have to try on the next one.

God Bless, and Happy Hunting,
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ORIGINAL: Canuck_2

SapperLohr, that's my site and my son's deer we happen to be working on. Glad you enjoyed it - or at least got some extra ideas from it.
Thanks for sharing, definately something I will have to try on the next one.

God Bless, and Happy Hunting,
SL
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