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Field dressing a deer is an important part of deer hunting. It’s an efficient way to harvest the meat, and it also helps prevent the meat from spoiling. If you are a beginner, you may feel intimidated by the process of field dressing a deer. However, it’s not that difficult as long as you have the right tools and knowledge. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to field dress a deer.
Before you start, here are some essential tools you will need: a sharp knife, a saw, rubber gloves, and a game bag. Make sure the knife is sharp enough to make precise cuts, and the saw is strong enough to cut through bone. Wear the rubber gloves to protect your hands from dirt and bacteria.
Now, let’s get started:
- Locate the deer’s anus and cut an incision in the abdomen. Make sure the incision is about 4-5 inches long and runs from the anus to the breastbone.
- Insert your hand into the incision and gently pull the entrails out. Do not tear them. Cut away any excess fat and skin.
- Cut through the breastbone and open the rib cage. Pull the lungs and heart out of the chest cavity.
- Cut the diaphragm and separate it from the abdominal cavity. Remove the remaining organs, including the liver, stomach, and intestines.
- Cut off the lower legs and separate them from the body.
- Using the saw, cut through the backbone and remove the hindquarters and ribs.
- Take the deer’s head off and discard it. Make sure you do not damage the neck meat, as it is a very valuable cut.
- Wipe the carcass with a clean cloth and put it in a game bag. Make sure the bag is big enough to fit the entire carcass.
That’s all there is to it! Field dressing a deer can be a daunting task for a beginner, but with the right tools and knowledge, it can be done quickly and efficiently. Make sure you wear rubber gloves and use a sharp knife to ensure the meat is not contaminated with bacteria. Also, keep in mind that the hindquarters and neck meat are very valuable cuts, so make sure you do not damage them during the process.
How to Field Dress a Deer with Steven Rinella – MeatEater
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