In the hopes that new Hunters will have the knowledge, ability and skill to take care of themselves while hunting in the field, these videos are posted.
If you have a weak stomach, squeamish to deer being cut up for harvest, or no interest in ever seeing the realities of what happens in the woods when hunting for whitetail deer, just pass on watching todays videos.
It’s The Season for Deer Hunting
You did it! Your first tagged deer is at your feet. If it’s an adult white-tailed deer that you’ve just harvested and there is going to be 40- to 70-plus pounds of lean meat, depending on its size and age that you will enjoy this winter. There’s only one problem: Your meat isn’t packaged in cellophane and Styrofoam like meat at grocery stores. It’s inside a hide, fully intact and attached to bone.
OK, No problem. First, you must field dress your deer.
You should field dress the deer as soon as possible to ensure rapid loss of body heat, prevent surface bacteria from growing, and maintain overall quality of the meat. The only tools you need are a sharp knife, strong stomach and latex gloves. Don’t forget to remove your watch and jewelry.
To reduce your risk of exposure to disease, wear disposable plastic gloves while handling animals. Wash hands and arms thoroughly with soap and water before and after dressing. Using clean water, pre-moistened wipes, or alcohol wipes, clean your knife frequently between cuts to prevent bacterial contamination.
Field Dressing a Doe The Video Field Dressing a Buck The Video
And For the More Experienced Hunter
The Best How-to Butcher a Deer Video
Learning how to butcher a deer can save you time and money, as well as the hassle of transporting a carcass. The Bearded Butcher shows in detail how to carve out the tenderloins, back strap, stew meat, rib meat, ground meat, sirloin tips, and roasts.
What I like about this video is the step-by-step process of how to break down the front shoulders, hind quarters, and other muscle groups. He meticulously shows how to remove the silver skin from the back straps as well. Similarly, he identifies how to cut against the grain when slicing so the venison is more tender and desirable to eat.The Video