December 27th, 2009, 11:58 AM
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
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December 27th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Why would you want to take out the windpipe? After hundereds of deer in my lifetime. I can say that I never removed the windpipe and that it is wasted effort to do so since it is of no benefit. The same with splitting the pelvis. The only thing spilting the pelivs does is expose and waste more meat on the hind quarters.
December 29th, 2009, 07:00 AM
I can't say there is a reason for either. It is just the way I was taught by my dad.
Some claim that leaving the windpipe in spoils the neck meat, but I've never actually used the neck meat anyways.
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January 26th, 2010, 12:30 AM
February 19th, 2010, 12:06 PM
RC Thank U!
Great Post!! Excellent detail and will be refering to it! Thanks Again
June 15th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Nice job! We have a group of guys that cut up all of our kills. It adds to the hunting experience greatly. G-
July 4th, 2010, 03:20 PM
i am very amazed at how clean your whole process was. and how well you stripped the meat. great job.
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July 4th, 2010, 04:30 PM
July 5th, 2010, 05:45 AM
I pretty much do the same
The rib cage and pelvic stay intacked.
Originally Posted by Rancid Crabtree
I don't want excessive dirt from draging getting in the open carcass.
Plus, if you notice, when you split the pelvic bone the hide shifts away from the cut exposing more of the meat.
Another thing I don't do is remove the inner loin before I get the deer to were I'm going.
Leave the fat and junk on that meat until you pull it out. It helps with keeping the meat clean.
I never thought much about the windpipe. Can't see how leaving it in can be bad. Plus you end up up to your shoulders trying to cut the dang thing out.
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July 8th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Very nicley Done. The best thing about it is "Tell Him" Let the kids do most of the work!!
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October 19th, 2010, 08:22 PM
One of the better informational posts I have read in a while. Well done. Must have been a pain, I am sure I am not alone when I say THANKS!!!!!
October 28th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Many thanks crabtree ...I learn something every time I read this, but I'm kinda slow
November 24th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Good time of year for another bump for a great thread.
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March 27th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Hands down best display I have ever seen written! Great Job to you and your son!
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July 27th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Bumpin' this...great thread
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July 31st, 2011, 01:07 PM
Great job on a very informative post. I am sure I will review this from time to time.
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November 7th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Ttt for the rut. Good luck boys
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June 13th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Excellent. Nice pictures too.
June 13th, 2012, 11:26 PM
That was awesome! Outstanding actually. The humour was the best part. I know how to process my own deer, having been taught by my Dad. But I read the whole post, eagerly anticipating the next one-liner. Once again, great job!
September 21st, 2012, 03:45 PM
Awesome. I have always wanted to learn how to do this. I think i just might try on a doe this year. Anything to save a little $$$$$$ Thank you!
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September 23rd, 2012, 08:49 AM
We need this to be a sticky, imo. Great info!
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September 23rd, 2012, 10:05 AM
I think it used to be a sticky but the OP got banned so they took it down
Originally Posted by rutman
September 23rd, 2012, 10:11 AM
better yet, have someone do it for you..
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