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Processing your own deer

danno50

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Processing your own deer
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:01:11 AM »
I came across a Realtree hunting article that I thought might benefit young hunters, first time hunters, and might even serve as a refresher for the rest of us. Its basically a DIY guide to field dressing, skinning, quartering, and even a few cooking tips. It includes videos which serve as a good visual for first timers. How many of us have taken young kids to the hunting camp for their first time hunting experience? When the processing starts the first thing out of their mouths is "Gross" and some are squeamish. Exposing them through these videos may help lessen the Shock of seeing blood and guts for the first time.  My granddaughter was pretty upset her first time. If you think theres a better way of doing any of these things, you can let the kids know at the time how you do it.

https://www.realtree.com/deer-hunting/4-step-deer-butchering-the-path-to-amazing-venison
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Re: Processing your own deer
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 04:28:42 PM »
I’ve showed a few new hunters how to ski and debone their deer. They were so excited the “gross” went away fast. A decent understanding of the deer anatomy helped. We kind of made it into an animal science lesson. There is nothing like the excitement of finding the bullet, which I understand but have rarely done.
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Re: Processing your own deer
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 05:23:37 PM »
Video would be a good guide for a first timer to look at before the time came.Even if they had someone experienced helping them they would have an idea of what was going on.Then after they have seen it done and helped a few times let them do it all.It will seem to take them forever and you will want to get hands on to help.You only learn by doing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 07:43:13 PM »
A friend of mine says the only way you learn something is to learn it.LMAO.Pretty much the ame thing Roger said.
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Re: Processing your own deer
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 08:13:17 PM »
My nephew skinned and quartered his first by himself at age 10.Hooked the buck up on the gimbral and winched him up with the boat winch and went to work.We were out there forever it seemed.I had to slap several others hands away when they decided to help and speed up the process.lol.He did a good job and was proud of himself.He is verry fast now and tells me to get out of the way and have a quick beer while he skins mine for me.
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