Gutless Field Dressing

Are you a gutless hunter?

There are pros and cons to gutless field dressing of your game. This video from Elk101.com is a good tutorial for how to field dress an animal without gutting it.

DISCLAIMER: Check your own state’s regulations as some states have specific requirements for removing meat from the field!

Comment: Let us know your constructive thoughts. Does this leave too much extra meat on the body? Do you do this for your backcountry hunts?

2018-08-28T06:29:54+00:00

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  1. Gutless Field Dressing - August 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

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  2. John Alden September 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    I have gone from being spoiled from hunting more easily accessible private land to public land hunting. The public hunting itself is great game-wise, but in the northeast corner of Iowa, most bowhunters shy away from these particular sections because this part of Iowa contains very rugged terrain–either steep hills or bluffs. Motorized vehicles aren’t allowed. After I managed to drag a field dressed 1 1/2 year old deer 1/4 mile last year after an early muzzleloader hunt, I knew I could never hope to get a bow killed deer out the same way, as an arrowed deer would not stay where shot the way the gun shot deer did. I checked with DNR and found we can process deer in the woods by following certain rules. Most people I know think it’s illegal here and I think it used to be. All that to say “thank you” to Kerry for this method which I intend to use the rest of my life.

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