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    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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    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.

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    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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    Awsome post!

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    Great Post!! Excellent detail and will be refering to it! Thanks Again

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    Nice job! We have a group of guys that cut up all of our kills. It adds to the hunting experience greatly. G-

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    i am very amazed at how clean your whole process was. and how well you stripped the meat. great job.
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    Well done, sir.

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    I pretty much do the same

    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid Crabtree View Post
    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.
    The rib cage and pelvic stay intacked.

    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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    Very nicley Done. The best thing about it is "Tell Him" Let the kids do most of the work!!

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    Very Helpful. Thanks

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    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!!!!!

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    Many thanks crabtree ...I learn something every time I read this, but I'm kinda slow

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    Good time of year for another bump for a great thread.


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    Hands down best display I have ever seen written! Great Job to you and your son!

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    Bumpin' this...great thread

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    Great job on a very informative post. I am sure I will review this from time to time.

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    Ttt for the rut. Good luck boys
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    ttt, a great thread!

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    Excellent. Nice pictures too.

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    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!

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    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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    We need this to be a sticky, imo. Great info!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rutman View Post
    We need this to be a sticky, imo. Great info!


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    I think it used to be a sticky but the OP got banned so they took it down

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