One thing that is not clear in your pics....how the deer was gutted.
It looks like you split neither the ribcage nor the pelvis. Is this correct?
If so, how do you get the windpipe and anus removed?
When it comes to gutting, I was brought up to split the pelvis and ribcage. Next time I actually get a deer I am going to avoid splitting the pelvis (gonna try the butt-out) but I don't know that there is any real benefit to keeping the ribcage intact. Is there a benefit of keeping the ribcage intact?
Great post either way