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Field dressing a deer sucks

Old 10-15-2008, 06:43 AM
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I don't mind at all. I'm kind of like whitetail fanatic, I usually end up doing most of my buddys' deer. I've got it down to a 15-20 minute process once they're hung. I don't gut, and I use nothing but a knife. I guess you don't paint your face in blood and dance around the campfire either?
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:48 AM
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Im with NcHawk here.... I am usually done with it before they quit whining and gagging..lol. Wasnt raised on a farm but I was a quick learner.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:26 AM
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also one tool i really think is extremely helpful is the 'but out" its very helpful when it come sto removing the but hole
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:42 AM
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I don't mind guttin' 'em at all. I make it a game, trying to do it faster and cleaner than the last one, knock on wood, I haven't sliced myself yet. True test is if youmanage to not get blood on your sleeves - and no rollin' 'em up either.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:59 AM
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One other point...You can clean a deer without gutting, including removing the tenderloins...
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:19 AM
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Im with you deerslayer!
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:35 AM
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Man, I never even thought about whether I like to field dress a deer or not, I just do it and not think about it, it part of the experience. If Im gutting a deer that means I shot it so Im usually in a pretty good mood! I also like doinga check to see my shot placement on the internal organs. I always want to see it I took out the lungs, heart, etc. No better feeling while hunting than opening up a deer and seeing a nice clean heart shot, then I can tell I made a ethical shot.Plus, when its all said and done, I'll check the stomachto see what its been eating. I hunt on my dads friends property in Michigan and since he lets me hunt on his property and he upkeeps it, I always gut his deer for him, no questions asked. Plus I'll do my fathers as well, these men taught me a lot about deer hunting its the least I can do to repay them.

I will say one of my favorite things about introducing a new deer hunter to the sport is having them gut there first deer. Never to they think it will be that warm inside. I told my buddy, I'll give you all the advice I can and do my best for you to get a deer, but you have to gut it. When he got his first deer, the task of gutting it was priceless! He tried to gut it with 2 fingers for about 20 minutes, finally, when the diapram cutting came, he "manned up". I will never forget that experience and the laughs I had as I coached him how to do it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:40 AM
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True test is if youmanage to not get blood on your sleeves - and no rollin' 'em up either.
I remember my first gut job, I looked like an axe murderer! I had blood from head to toe! My first doe this year I got ticked because I got a couple drops on my sleeve, the more you do it, the easier it gets.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:42 AM
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I also have a weak stomach.

I wear a nose plug to do the litter box, and sometime still have trouble. (2 cats came with the wedding ring)

I haven't had the pleasure of changing a diaper yet.

Field dressing doesn't seem to bother me though. The exception would be if there's a gut shot or accidently cut into the guts while cleaning. Or if I smell the milk from a doe, there may be some gagging involved. lol

I helped my friend with his first deer (first time field dressing for either of us) took us about 45 minutes since we didn't know what we were doing. He ended up puking. and I had to laugh at him. (Hedoesn't have a big problem with diapers, just when it's really bad)

However, earlier in the process, I had put pressure on the bladder and got peed on. He laughed then.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:01 AM
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There are a million things that rank higher on the "icky" scale than gutting a deer.

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