When it comes to deer hunting, it is best to think about what to do when you succeed before you ever step foot into the woods. Feeling prepared and comfortable enough to field dress a deer is very important to the overall experience. It will give you confidence and help you focus on the hunt. In truth, gutting a deer takes about 5-10 minutes. It is a fast, simple process that anyone can learn to do. In this week’s episode we talk about how to get ready, what you need to be prepared, and how to get over feeling squeamish about it.
- You always want to shoot a deer in the front lower quarter where the vitals are.
- Never ever ever take a shot a deer’s back half, it will make field dressing most unpleasant.
- Always have some rubber or plastic gloves on hand, you can get good Game Cleaning Gloves or around $5, maybe cheaper.
- Keep a sharp knife in your pack at all times.
- There is no best way to do this. Watch lots of videos and pick the techniques that you are most comfortable with.
- Watch videos until you feel comfortable and can tell the difference between how different people do it. When you can do that and say which way you like more, you are ready.
- Whether you are very meticulous or do a complete hack job, if you don’t puncture the guts, and you keep things clean, it does not matter much. This is easy.
Here are a number of videos to help you understand and become comfortable with the process: