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Offline dakids

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How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:17:08 PM »
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 01:38:38 AM »
You guys still think it is better to gut them in the bush?
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:53:37 AM »
I don't gut them where I shoot them. I bring them a little closer to the farm where we don't hunt.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 08:57:03 AM »
that's pretty good all i can say is :censored: that was fast :happy1:
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 09:10:09 AM »
You guys still think it is better to gut them in the bush?
I don't gut them where I shoot them. I bring them a little closer to the farm where we don't hunt.

I gut mine where it drops as long as I have room to move around.  I have taken all my deer except for one on public land so I have an easier one mile drag back to the vehicle.  No ATV for this guy.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 10:44:54 AM »


I gut mine where it drops as long as I have room to move around.  I have taken all my deer except for one on public land so I have an easier one mile drag back to the vehicle.  No ATV for this guy.


Me strong like chimp.....drag deer far!  :rotflmao:LOL!! JK Red :moon:.....I gut em' where they drop too. Gotta be habit I guess. I don't think it bothers other deer at all. Last year my buddy  shot two deer outta the same stand with one walking right by the earlier gut pile. I know when we downed a moose there was no dragging it anywhere without gutting it, but that's a different story all together.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 11:34:08 AM »
i gut em were they drop. I had a spike walk up to my gutted doe the one year.. this year I dragged the kids closer to my land from the state land just because it was getting dark and I don't have an easy trail cutting across the property back there.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 12:35:38 PM »
gut 'em where they drop. the only reason i would ever think about not gutting them where they drop is due to the fact that coyotes can smell that pile from a nice distance away...and if you dont want yotes scaring your deer from your stand, gut 'em in the road ditch. but on another note, any yote that comes near my stand is taking an arrow from the hoyt right in the boilermaker! i honestly dont believe deer can tell the difference or care if the guts are laying there either...just my opinion!

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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 12:30:34 PM »
I can see a case if you don't want to attract coyotes to an area you hunt.  As far as scaring other deer, I don't think so.  I have watched many deer pass near gut piles and never once saw any reaction that would lead me to think they would want to avoid the area.  My experience says they pretty much ignore gut piles and dead deer hanging.  A couple years I shot a deer late in the day.  After gutting, I hung it in a tree next to the trail.  The next morning a deer practically rubbed against the hanging deer as it passed by and never once gave any indication it knew or cared about the hanging dead deer.   
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 11:52:46 PM »
 Really? after seeing that video you would still rather wrestle them on the forest floor? The guts dont weigh that much to barely make a difference in the drag. Doesn't the open cavity ever catch on stumps and sticks making it harder to pull? If you split the pelvic bone before you drag you are really making it harder to drag with them legs floppin all over. I know there is more hair and contaminants on the meat from gutting before skinning and dragging an open carcass.
Don't knock it until you try it.
If you remember that video because he had a warm deer that good ole boy used his knife very little.
I have never seen a deer react adversely to a gutpile either and I tell you what, if you set out the tarsal glands on the inside of their legs you will actually really attract them to the scene.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 12:34:47 AM »
That is pretty darn cool!!!  :happy1:
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 09:30:22 AM »
kenhuntin, very good point.  We usually do a rough field dress job (relatively small cut from pelvic to start of ribs) and then hang the deer at camp and finish the job.  Finishing includes spliting the pelvic and making sure the area is cleaned out.  Also, spliting the brisket and neck removing all bits not removed during the field dressing.  Then a stick is wedged in the ribs to help the carcas cool down.  I guess there is just something about gutting a deer I just killed, on the spot where it fell that makes me feel like part of nature.  It may be corney but for me it's part of the whole experience.  I really enjoy what it takes to gut a deer in the woods.   
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 09:56:22 AM »
What I think is funny is going hunting with guys that don't gut their own deer. I have hunted with a few of these guys and when I first met them I had to gut all their deer for them. This has changed since then but what a surprise to me. These guys had been hunting deer for like 10 years!! LOL!! I believe that if you are going to shoot it you'd better be able to clean the damn thing.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 10:15:33 AM »
There really is hardly anything better than the deer hunting experience. I do like gutting as much if not more than the hunt. I guess there is a fulfillment feeling that comes after a deer is down. The whole experience is satisfying all the way from getting dressed through butcher and serving it to the kids. Then talking about it afterwards.Then anticipating the next hunt. It is a great cycle to be trapped in.
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Re: How to skin and gut a deer in less than 3 min.
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 10:19:56 AM »
on the cold years I can't wait to gut a deer just to warm up my hands.

 Fireranger... I agree, if you can shoot em, you can gut em.
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