Learn The Process Of Field Dressing A Deer From An Expert
Field dressing a deer or any other large game animal, can be easily learned from subject-matter experts through quality videos like the one above.
The process of removing inner organs can be simple, quick and a lot less difficult than most realize.
Once you watch the helpful training video above (watch it several times for better results) and then perform the steps yourself in the field, you'll improve your personal outdoor skills.
You'll also be a lot more confident and well-prepared as a hunter as your hunting career continues and develops. 😀
A Good Skinning Knife Will Pay Great Dividends For A Lifetime
Hunters need to have a 5-Star, quality skinning knife that will hold an edge for the entire job – it's not optional.
I've found that the best skinning knife is an ultra-quality tool like this Buck skinning knife and this one will last a lifetime while also holding a sharp, working edge for an unbelievable amount of skinning strokes.
Read on and see how I know this. . .I'm a lifetime hunter and I've developed my skills and knowledge from listening to experts who knew more than I did in many areas and through making my own mistakes and learning from them, just like you will.
Be as prepared as you can possibly be before taking your first step on any hunt and then be prepared to alter your process as you develop and learn things that will help you be a better hunter – that's just what I have done and continue to do.
None of know it all (I sure don't), admit that to yourself and always be ready to learn from ANYONE who knows more than you do and your knowledge and skills will improve rapidly – then you'll have a lot more fun and you'll have a lot more to offer young and new hunters when the time comes.
Having learned from an expert really paid off big-time for me when I had an 1,800 pound American Buffalo on the ground in basically the middle of nowhere (Northern Arizona). I had somehow forgotten a sharpening stone/steel.
Fortunately, I had been schooled on skinning many years earlier when I was young by a highly-knowledgeable and skilled old hunter who had a lifetime filled with all types of successful hunting experience that he didn't mind passing on.
He was very willing to teach everything he knew and thankfully patient enough to tolerate my sometimes stumbling development as a new hunter out in the field – that old hunter was my father and he knew knives and how to care for them like few people ever will.
My father and his advice was the reason that I carried a quality Buck skinning knife on my Buffalo hunt that day (and I had carried that knife for many years prior as well). The Buck skinning knife held its fantastic edge for me throughout the massive 5-hour job I had before me.
I was able to get the Buffalo gutted and skinned and the meat ready for transport without resharpening because I had a quality skinning knife (and a really excellent bone saw). Those who know knives and skinning will know that in itself is a mini-miracle.
With performance like that, you'll know this is your number one knife – it will never, ever be for sale – I will proudly leave this knife to my son in my will.
I'll also make sure my son hears the story many times about how my own father taught me to always use the best skinning knife possible and how that advice saved me from big grief on the desolate plains of Northern Arizona. ‘Nuff said. . .moving on. . . 🙂
Another HuntingInfoGallery.com Read & Heed: The ability to hold a sharp edge is critical when you're working on large animals including deer, buffalo, big American hogs, elk, moose, bears, most any large Alaskan and Canadian animals as well as any large African game. Basically. . .the bigger the animal, the more you need a quality skinning knife that will hold its edge while you work. You don't have time to be resharpening your skinning knife in the middle of caring for your kill out in the woods. This type of knife is also great for the smaller animals as well since it significantly reduces your actual working/skinning time.
Make Sure To Pass Your Skills Along To New And Younger Hunters
As always, when you learn valuable hunting skills, don't keep them to yourself.
There is an entire generation that needs to learn what you know in order to carry on the tradition of hunting.
Take kids and new hunters with you when you go hunting and show them the proper way to hunt safely, talk to them about the fundamentals of the hunt itself and how to enjoy themselves during the experience to make it something they'll want to do over and over.
These kids and new hunters are the future of hunting – do your part to keep it part of the American experience for everyone. The satisfaction of having done so will make you proud – that is your reward.
Proper Field Dressing Preserves More Meat For Home Use
To maximize the quantities of meat for the freezer after your hunt, the process starts with proper field dressing techniques.
When game is cared for the right way starting out with the field dressing process, you'll see the beneficial effects of your skills in the amount of meat you're able to bring back for family and friends so they can enjoy the spoils of the hunt around a barbeque or cook-out.
There, as you describe the exciting details of your outdoor experience for others, you're able to relive the excitement of the hunt you had and you'll actually encourage yourself to get back afield so you can do it again soon. Remember to take a young person or new hunter with you when you go to help develop them into responsible hunters.
Additionally, I always think it's a good idea to remember shut-in or invalid friends and relatives with a plate of food from your wild-game barbeque since their health may prevent them from participating in the fun.
They'll always appreciate your thoughtfulness when you show up with some great-tasting venison or other wild game – and don't forget. . .an interesting and colorful story or two from your hunt will likely help to brighten their day as well. Show the world that hunters are great and caring folks that look out for others.
Don't Stop Learning About Hunting
The more you know about the process of hunting the more you will enjoy your time spent pursuing wild game.
Learning how to properly field dress wild game with your own quality skinning knife and your own highly-developed outdoor skills is just the beginning.
None of us will ever know everything about hunting – but it's the educational journey that's important.
Keep learning about hunting and the outdoors and keep passing that education along to young people and new hunters to help preserve the heritage of hunting for all of us.
I hope you enjoyed this video and article on field dressing a deer – please check out our many other outdoor articles as well and as always, thanks for dropping by. . .we sure appreciate having you.