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  • November 6, 2007 at 4:21 pm #495655 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I wasn’t sure if this is the place to post this, but it’s not “archery” per se, nor is it Bowhunting…….so this place it goes……. :-B

    The question I started thinking about is :

    do you gut your animal in the field or drag it out and gut somewhere else?

    I was watching a hunting show and noticed the yahoo struggling to drag the deer out of the woods……..and the first thing that came to mind was “why didn’t that idjit just gut the deer and loose about 1/3 of the weight?”

    So I thought I’d ask the all knowing forum………. ;)

    BTW, I’ve never brought a deer out of the woods with it’s innards intact…….I always leave the gutpile in the woods [=}=]

    Also why would you bring the deer home, guts and all? I can see not wanting to leave the gut pile right under your treestand……….but bringing it home? (yes I’ve seen some pics where they have the deer in their truck and no slice in the animal’s belly)

    November 6, 2007 at 4:22 pm #515748 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/20/2005
    I gut them right where I find them [=}=]
    November 6, 2007 at 4:24 pm #515749 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    I gut them right where I find them [=}=]


    November 6, 2007 at 4:27 pm #515750 Back to Top REPORT
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 27
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I try to gut them away from my hunting area, but sometimes I just am not dragging the deer, so I will gut them where they lay.. [=}=]
    November 6, 2007 at 4:31 pm #515751 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    We have a gutting/skinning rack behind our ranch house. So we usually bring the animal out of the woods and get to work. Then its off to the locker or quartered in the ice chest. [=}=]
    November 6, 2007 at 4:41 pm #515752 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 57
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Location: new york
    Right where it lays, then hunt over it for yotes or bear :D
    November 6, 2007 at 4:42 pm #515753 Back to Top REPORT
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    Right where they lay. Deer couldn’t care less about a gut pile and it makes it A LOT easier to move :thumbup . I shot a doe two years ago that was sniffing the pile of the doe I killed the night before. :thumbup
    November 6, 2007 at 4:43 pm #515754 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    I’ve been taught to gut immediately, if possible, to reduce spoilage of the meat. That may not apply to colder places but here where it rarely goes below 60, the meat can spoil quickly.

    I don’t like dragging that extra weight either :^O In the case of goats, which we carry out, the head and feet come off too! [=}=]

    November 6, 2007 at 5:16 pm #515755 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/30/2006
    i usually gut them right were they fall unless i dont want the gut pile in that area ill drag it to a different spot but ill still gut them in the woods
    no need to take that mess home
    November 6, 2007 at 5:24 pm #515756 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/4/2007
    usually right where they are………….or pretty close to it.

    doesnt bother the deer any.


    November 6, 2007 at 6:17 pm #515757 Back to Top REPORT
    Sure-Loc Holms

    Joined: 3/10/2005
    Location: Wisconsin

    I gut them right where I find them [=}=]


    X2 :thumbup

    Somewhere in the deep woods of Wisconsin.
    November 6, 2007 at 9:07 pm #515758 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 6/12/2006
    Usually take em’ back to camp if it’s not too far, however if it’s a long drag I’ll gut em’ where they fall….. [=}=]
    November 6, 2007 at 9:24 pm #515759 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Where they drop :thumbup
    November 6, 2007 at 9:32 pm #515760 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 46
    Joined: 1/22/2007
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Where they drop :thumbup

    Yep. :smt31

    November 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm #515761 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/3/2004
    drag them to the field edge…unless the drag is uphill ;)
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