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Field Dressing tools for deer #7722143
11/19/22 11:18 PM
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I have one of these but haven't tried it yet:

https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/hu...PQp-EP9BuE7NyKfFdIqirVzdejBoCqIEQAvD_BwE

I'm looking to buy the gut hook tool-- if anybody knows where I can get the gut hook tool, let me know. I've seen some where it's a combo pack, with the Butt Out tool included, but I already have the Butt Out tool.

Last edited by AJE; 11/19/22 11:21 PM.
Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722161
11/20/22 12:26 AM
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All I use is a knife and a hatchet to split the pelvis.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722171
11/20/22 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by AJE
I have one of these but haven't tried it yet:

https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/hu...PQp-EP9BuE7NyKfFdIqirVzdejBoCqIEQAvD_BwE

I'm looking to buy the gut hook tool-- if anybody knows where I can get the gut hook tool, let me know. I've seen some where it's a combo pack, with the Butt Out tool included, but I already have the Butt Out tool.

I wonder if a hooked utility knife blade could be your guthook tool?


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722182
11/20/22 04:42 AM
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That's what I use.


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722183
11/20/22 04:45 AM
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Over there.
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Over there.
Waste of time and money. They work, but not needed. Kind of a gimmik.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: Yukon John] #7722192
11/20/22 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Yukon John
I wonder if a hooked utility knife blade could be your guthook tool?


These actually work pretty good for animals with thicker hides like moose. For Deer not really necessary, just a nice sharp knife and your opening cut is done in a few seconds.


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722197
11/20/22 06:20 AM
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I don't even take the butt out of a deer. I process my deer and most times they're deboned within a few hours of the kill.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722220
11/20/22 06:59 AM
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I just used the leatherman Sidekick I always have in my pocket. The saw worked great on the pelvis.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: Flicker Shad] #7722296
11/20/22 08:29 AM
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I don't like a knife with a gut hook. I tried one that a friend bought for me. It was always getting caught on stuff while I was up in the cavity detaching organs. I went back to my regular, non-gut hook knife after that.

For opening the abdomen, a very sharp knife run blade up just under the skin from pelvis to sternum then passed lightly over the belly skin blade down works great.

I tried the Butt-Out tool once, wasn't impressed. I just cut around the anus between the colon and pelvic bone and detach the colon before pulling everything out. I don't split the pelvis in the field, I do it with a bone saw when processing.


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722308
11/20/22 08:44 AM
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Knife here is all


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: 330-Trapper] #7722310
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Knife here is all

X2. No need to split the pelvic bone


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722316
11/20/22 08:54 AM
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A knife is all I use I don't split the pelvis either and I try to leave as much hide on the deer as possible to keep the meat as clean as I can if I have to drag it out .
A lot of those kits aren't needed when the rut is on I'll use one knife to remove the glands on the hind legs and then put it away and use a different knife to finish field dressing the animal .


Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722319
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Outdoor Edge Swing Blade is great for gutting deer. Gutted many with a standard drop point knife. Just run your finger on the bottom edge of the point up over the guts so it doesn’t catch anything. An old hammer to split the pelvis, couple light taps on the back of knife it slices right through. Spreads those hams nicely for quick cooling when the pelvis is split. Nice clean, easy peasy.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722324
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Knife and nitrile gloves.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722325
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That tool should be sent to a Prison sick


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722339
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All you need to dress a deer is a sharp pocket knife, 4 minutes and you better not be bloody past the wrists! smile


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: 330-Trapper] #7722341
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
That tool should be sent to a Prison sick



Hilarious!


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: 330-Trapper] #7722345
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Knife here is all


X4


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Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: AJE] #7722348
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I normally use my edc pocket knife. I had a knife or two with a gut hook and they worked well just like a tail zipper. But my pocket knife is always in my pocket and I'm not fond of packing extra gear not needed. Getting the butt cut out used to give me problems but no longer. Take your time and be sure it's all cut free and it will pull right through when you pull out the intestines.

As to the guys that say there is no point to splitting the pelvis I disagree. Early seasion when it's 75° and it's been an hour since your shot or more before you find the deer and can get it drug out if your in deep at a walk in only area and still have an our plus drive home. I split the pelvis and the rib cage all the way. I believe it helps it cool down faster. I stop and pack it full of ice at the first gas station I come to as well if I didn't pack a cooler of ice for the purpose.

Now when it's cold out 100% not necessarily. May not be necessarily when it's warm but makes me feel like I'm smart and doing all I can to cool it down fast.

Re: Field Dressing tools for deer [Re: Turtledale] #7722353
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Knife here is all

X2. No need to split the pelvic bone


Yup

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