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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243223
04/14/21 11:28 AM
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The only big game I did not field dress on the spot were the bears I trapped in Maine. Those had to be taken (whole) to the nearest tagging station and weighed guts in.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243243
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I field dress unless the kill is close to the truck and I'm done hunting for the day, then I'll bring it home and do the processing there.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243251
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In warm conditions flies can be a problem.
When skinning for a processor maybe 1 in a hundred or more came not dressed.
We concluded it as lazy, and gross.
I'd like to try/learn this gutless method.





Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wright Brothers] #7243258
04/14/21 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
In warm conditions flies can be a problem.
When skinning for a processor maybe 1 in a hundred or more came not dressed.
We concluded it as lazy, and gross.
I'd like to try/learn this gutless method.


if you can quarter a deer hanging the only difference is you do it without having gutted

the one I did this way was a road kill with a broken gut , so I didn't feel like opening it up to spill everywhere but it was fresh very fresh

hung by neck I use the hook knife to go just below the rope all around , then went down the middle of the back , was not saving the hide, then around the legs at the knee joints

cut the knee joints with saw. because it dulls a knife

once the hide is off

take off the backstraps , the shoulders , the neck meat , then work into the hip joint and separate you end up taking most of the meat , leaving the ribs and tenderloins.


if the gut wasn't broken you can with the back straps removed make a cut on each side to get in and get the tenderloins out

I think this cut works better when you hang by the back leg tendons , I just haven't tried that yet as I was sacrificing the tenderloins on a salvage deer.

it really is almost the same but without gutting only skinning.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243260
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i think what Wolfdog was saying is it , that , it is not that people around him are using the gutless method and processing themselves but that they just load the truck fast and get it to a processor.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7243274
04/14/21 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
In warm conditions flies can be a problem.
When skinning for a processor maybe 1 in a hundred or more came not dressed.
We concluded it as lazy, and gross.
I'd like to try/learn this gutless method.


if you can quarter a deer hanging the only difference is you do it without having gutted

the one I did this way was a road kill with a broken gut , so I didn't feel like opening it up to spill everywhere but it was fresh very fresh

hung by neck I use the hook knife to go just below the rope all around , then went down the middle of the back , was not saving the hide, then around the legs at the knee joints

cut the knee joints with saw. because it dulls a knife

once the hide is off

take off the backstraps , the shoulders , the neck meat , then work into the hip joint and separate you end up taking most of the meat , leaving the ribs and tenderloins.


if the gut wasn't broken you can with the back straps removed make a cut on each side to get in and get the tenderloins out

I think this cut works better when you hang by the back leg tendons , I just haven't tried that yet as I was sacrificing the tenderloins on a salvage deer.

it really is almost the same but without gutting only skinning.




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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Moosetrot] #7243288
04/14/21 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
We field dress our deer just as fast as we can.

Moosetrot

Same here,maybe it's a northern thing,but I've never known anybody here do it any other way.

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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Turtledale] #7243302
04/14/21 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Originally Posted by Wolfdog91


. Same thing with filleting fish, it's just not something that's really done

Do they just gut fish and cook them whole? My brother was married to a woman from Thailand and she cooked the fish with the guts in it. All she did was scrub the slime off and bake. When it was served family style she would peel skin off and "roll" the guts out then pull the meat off with a fork. Meat tasted good but the house stunk up! Me I fillet and skin.


Yep 9/10 times they just scale gut and cook.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7243305
04/14/21 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
i think what Wolfdog was saying is it , that , it is not that people around him are using the gutless method and processing themselves but that they just load the truck fast and get it to a processor.

Even self processing it's just like a super uncommon thing. It's always ;
Shoot deer
Drag deer to truck
Load deer
Process deer at the house
Debone every thing
Soak meat
Make sausage

And that's how it's done really never any varation what so ever


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243317
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That's how they did It In SC when I was down there.


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243353
04/14/21 02:29 PM
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You guys should live in Ky. most of the deer are caped deheaded and the rest pitched in the ditch, getting to be pretty common way of processing here.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243357
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We don't have hogs up here where I am at. We still field dress all game we get. I would like to keep the guts from tainting the meat and it will make it easier for transporting the meat after skinning, gutting, and quartering up the animal. Caribou we will either leave the body all attached after skinning and gutting. If not, cut it on the spine in half, chest and front legs one end and the rump and back legs the other. If we need to haul a few in the sled quarter up the animals after skinning and gutting.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243369
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Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
i think what Wolfdog was saying is it , that , it is not that people around him are using the gutless method and processing themselves but that they just load the truck fast and get it to a processor.

Even self processing it's just like a super uncommon thing. It's always ;
Shoot deer
Drag deer to truck
Load deer
Process deer at the house
Debone every thing
Soak meat
Make sausage

And that's how it's done really never any varation what so ever


then they are done hunting for the day?

we get such short seasons 9 days total on gun deer but most of the time you need to pack up Monday and go home because Thursday is thanks giving and it used to be we packed up and went home Sunday afternoon because work the next morning .

when you measure your season in hours and it is less than 24 , making every minute count matters.

if it is sub 40 do people hang deer to cool at all , or is it just get it in a cooler cut up as fast as you can?


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243371
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logger coffey that's just wrong, sounds like too many people hunting there for horns and not the meat.

I've always gutted them in the woods. I have a hard enough time loading a deer by myself without the extra weight of the guts inside. I'm going to see if there are any videos on you tube with the different ways. My interest is peaked now.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243450
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I lost the link but search gut free deer processing , there's a guy from Texas that works for an outfitter there with a video that shows how he does it, very fast, and I picked up a couple tricks from him...

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243465
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this guyis the one gcs is talking about I think



I do a few things different , I take the shoulder , and back strap all as one , it's few pieces


I also do them however they get hung if it is in a tree by the neck I work it that way , if it is on a gambrel I work it that way. no point in working harder to get it moved when you spend so little time skinning and quartering it any way.

a lot more often at deer camp every one has a line or rope and we toss them over a tree limb and pull them up so they will be hanging there , my aunt has a little orchard ladder in the shed I will grab that to get started some times no point in moving them once they are hanging

a meat hook is a real hand saver

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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7243489
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[/quote]if it is sub 40 do people hang deer to cool at all , or is it just get it in a cooler cut up as fast as you can?
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If the temps allow, we skin them the same day and let them hang 3-5 days.

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243550
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I was asking about Mississippi lots of people hang them in WI sub 40 is usually not a problem in November


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Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243904
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That's the guy,

I already did it similar, but he had a few new to me shortcuts... and yes, get a meat hook, and a hooked utility blade knife...

Sometimes it takes longer to find the right tree branch then it does to do the deer, lol

Re: Is Field Dressing [Re: Wolfdog91] #7243920
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I don't mean to be mean to those that don't gut where they fall, but if you drag a deer in the mountains where I hunt with guts in, beyond being stupid, you're most likely the guy with Maryland (DC) tags parked at the road just getting into hunting and didn't know any better. It's absolutely THE way it's been done all my life anyways. Once the animal is on the ground, the guts instantly become the enemy and should be immediately removed. I seriously thought that the only people anywhere who drug animals with guts in them were the TV guys who were afraid of offending their audience by showing a little blood on the underside of an animal.


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