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How to Field Dress a Deer
Anal Concerns when Field Dressing - Field and Stream Questions and Answers
Learning how to field dress a deer is not always the easiest thing to learn. It is great if you have the opportunity to watch someone do it a couple of times but the best way to learn is by doing it yourself. After doing it a couple of times, you will develop the touch needed to do it cleanly and in a timely manner. The most important thing with field dressing is to have a routine or a timeline that will make the process as easy as it can get.
5 Steps to Field Dressing a Deer
You have a deer down—congratulations! Walking up to your harvest is a moment filled with elation, joy, and appreciation for the deer and the hunt. Following this moment of joy, you are faced with the task of field dressing the deer to prepare the meat for your freezer. Most deer will yield at least 30 pounds of high-quality venison with some topping the pound meat yield mark.
The procedure is a simple one, and if you follow our tips and tactics, the process will be headache-free. Caring for your own meat is a rewarding process. Before you begin, there are some tools that will make the job much easier. A sharp knife is a must.