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Old 12-04-2021, 12:20 AM
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I made a five-gallon plastic gas-type container with a faucet at the bottom. I've never gut-shot a Deer. My main malfunction is piercing the bladder. I've never worried about some random Deer berries. All my meat gets cooked well.
I'm not all that good at gutting, but I fail to see how somebody could screw it up that badly and leave guts in there. I always carry a little twine with me, tie off the esophagus high up in the neck.
The shape of the tip of the knife makes the process a lot easier, drop point works best. The tip on say a Buck knife 110 digs in. I gut on the ground. I've never hung one to gut. Grass actually works pretty well for cleaning the cavity out until you can get to some water to rinse.
I personally worry a lot more about parasites than I do random body waste.
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Old 12-12-2021, 12:48 PM
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If you are careful on a nasty field dress, the worst thing that is affected are the tenderloins on the inside. I have never done much with the ribs and the flanks. The skin should protect the rests if you leave it covering the inside of the hind quarters. I quarter my deer at our camp, and have the meat on ice for several days.
Between a nasty gut job, and skinning, wash hands, or change rubber gloves.
Most all of the meat can stay segregated from anything that might worry you

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Old 09-02-2022, 03:24 PM
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Guys, do you know how long can a gut shot deer live?
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by deerhuntinglife
Guys, do you know how long can a gut shot deer live?
​​​​​​A Long time.

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Old 09-03-2022, 04:41 AM
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A long painful time!
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:50 AM
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If legal in your area, hire a tracking dog. Definitely worth the investment.
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Old 09-04-2022, 04:35 AM
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A tracking dog will not do a thing to help him field dress a deer that he already found unless the dog is trained in the art of field dressing!
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Old 09-05-2022, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr
A tracking dog will not do a thing to help him field dress a deer that he already found unless the dog is trained in the art of field dressing!

Where can I get that dog
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Old 09-06-2022, 05:20 AM
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Old 11-08-2022, 03:15 AM
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Default 1. What is gut shot?

A gut shot is a term used to describe the practice of using a sharp object (usually a knife) to cut open the stomach cavity of a live animal. This is done to remove the internal organs and then clean them out.
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