Field Dressing Your Deer, It's A Messy Job But Someone's Got To Do It!


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Of course, field dressing your deer is not a part of the adventure, but it is an essential job that you must do after you have killed your deer. Now when you have caught a deer, you have to take it to your camp, carrying the whole body is quite a difficult job. You cannot eat it in one piece, and so you must cut it up in order to eat it. Not all of the animal can be eaten, so why not just carry the parts that you can eat back to camp?

It's very easy to field dress a deer, and once you know how to do it, it will only take around 10 minutes. In order to dress your deer you will have to make sure that you take a sharp knife with you. In some hunting areas it is required that you tag your kill so that nobody else can claim it, so be prepared to claim your kill before field dressing.

The process of field dressing is as follows, first you must cut a circle around the anus and remove it from inside the body. You can use a string to help pull it out so that it doesn't cause any damage the meat. In the case of the buck, make sure you remove and discard the testicles, and follow the same process that you did with the anus.

Now, your main aim is to cut through skin to get thin layer of meat. Start from the pelvis and cut along the stomach cavity to the rib cage. While cutting the skin, take care of your hands, use only two of your fingers so you have enough space to make the cuts. Now, cut through the ribs and the skin, following the breast bone, up to the neck and keep cutting to the base of the skull. It is really a very easy and quick task as long as you're using a very sharp knife. Be sure to make straight cuts without twisting the knife.

Now, it is time to cut the thin sheet of muscle that separates the stomach area from the chest cavity. Now, gently roll the deer over and pull all of the organs out of the body. The organs come out quite easily, you won't have to pull very hard. You will have to take care with the bladder, while you reach to pelvis and pinch, you should shut it properly so that urine does not come out. But, if the urine falls on meat, clean it with water. Clean any remaining stomach content properly. You can keep the liver and heart aside if you want it.

Now your field dressing of your deer is complete. Clean yourself and if you're tired then take a little rest. Thanks to your efforts the weight that you have to carry back to the camp is much less. If you are interested in hunting then you must know how to do field dressing, so make sure you practice!

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