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Is Field Dressing #7242577
04/13/21 06:27 PM
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Amite county Mississippi
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Kinda taboo around y'all ? I noticed around these parts almost no one does it except me, and every time the subject comes up I get alot of weird looks. I've brought in alot of hogs I field dressed and the first thing some of the guys ask is why in the lord good name do I gut them before I bring them home. Is Field Dressing viewed similarly for any of y'all ?


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242578
04/13/21 06:31 PM
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Everyone I know field dresses their deer here.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242587
04/13/21 06:39 PM
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How else would they get their meat? My kids love watching me gut stuff, and they like holding the guts. It makes for a good homeschool biology lesson.
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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242589
04/13/21 06:42 PM
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I don’t field dress my deer because I can normally have my deer hung at my cleaning shed, skinned, gutted, rinsed to clean and pre-chill, then hung in our walk-in cooler within 45 minutes of the kill. In some cases it is even quicker. Depends on the farm and stand location.

No hair or debris touches my carcass. Haven’t drug a deer in 20 years. Either back truck or 4-wheeler up to them and away we go to the shed. All my stand locations are on lanes with easy vehicle access. I am a lazy hunter.

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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242593
04/13/21 06:46 PM
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We field dress our deer just as fast as we can.

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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242600
04/13/21 06:53 PM
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Yup.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242602
04/13/21 06:53 PM
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No hogs here. We do field dress deer. Never even thought about gutting at home.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242603
04/13/21 06:53 PM
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I dress mine, although sometimes I'll wait until I get into camp.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242620
04/13/21 07:03 PM
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I gut my deer where they fall, no need in dragging em with guts in.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242621
04/13/21 07:05 PM
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Unless you're going to use the offal, don't know why you wouldn't field dress the animals unless you're doing the gutless method in the field.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242626
04/13/21 07:08 PM
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Get the insides--outside-- as soon as possible.
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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242631
04/13/21 07:12 PM
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I never killed a wild hog. Often I even clean rabbits and squirrel in the field. Carry zip lock bags just for that. I think you get better meat when you immediately gut deer and elk. I keep fish alive. Throw them in a cooler with ice for the trip home if Im more than a half hour away. They get dressed as soon as i get home. I have also used used fish cleaning stations at the reservoirs. Put the meat on ice. I am a firm believer in taking care of your meat right away.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242637
04/13/21 07:20 PM
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field dress on the spot they fall.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242639
04/13/21 07:23 PM
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Rarely shoot deer farther than 10 minutes from the house. Bring them home quarter off the carcass, remove backstrap and tenderloin. haul the rest back out to the coyote pile.
Same with elk take them home or quarter off the carcass if in the woods.






Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242641
04/13/21 07:26 PM
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We like to field dress as soon a possible. Don't want the guts to get the inside smelly. Some people just like the flavoring of guts in their food.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: That Fool] #7242644
04/13/21 07:30 PM
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Field dress where they drop. Just figured down by you in a warmer climate everyone did


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242649
04/13/21 07:37 PM
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I field dress my deer. It cools the meat quicker and makes it easier to drag them out of the woods.

I field dress rabbits too.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242654
04/13/21 07:40 PM
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The 2 deer I killed last season I loaded them up brought them home hung them and butchered them Never got Into the guts. I use to do It In the woods not anymore.
All the moose and caribou I either shot or helped field dress we never gutted any of those animals. Sure Is a lot less messy.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242657
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We field dress the deer once they drop and are confirmed dead, then haul back and let sit for a day or two in the shed to tenderize ,then skin and butcher.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7242660
04/13/21 07:46 PM
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If I field dressed the deer where they died then the ravens for the next day would let every hunter that drives by know a gut pile is there and my spots would be polluted with guys from Winnipeg real fast!


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