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When field dressing deer, do you think it is necessary to split the pelvis bone?

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  • rudyglove27
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    I don't do it personally!!!

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  • ddeering
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    No need to split that thick pelvis bone, just use a BUTT OUT tool.....I used one last week on Michigans season opener on the doe season. Outstanding invention.

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  • CavRecon
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    Yes.

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  • Mark w
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    I've never done it. My father was a surgeon and he taught me to dismember a deer with nothing but a small knife. Of all my friends that I've taught to skin and clean a deer over the years they all say they can't belive how easy it is the way I disect the animal.
    Its very easy to take the legs off from the pelvis without having to cut or split it.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    It is not nesacary take your knife work your way around the ball joint on the hind quarters and you can have the same effect. The only way that I know of is to either hammer your knife through (bad on knife) or to saw it and get bone fragments in a blace that is usually the best steak producing area of the deer. Just cut the joints its just as quick with less mess.

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  • ishawooa
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    I usually have to split the pelvis so we can quarter the animal to properly load it on a pack horse. Everytime I have tried to simply place the gutted deer on a horse in one piece it seems that I can never get it tied on and balanced enough that it will stay put for very long. Otherwise you certainly can manage with a long blade knife so as to get by without the trouble of splitting.

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  • hjohn429
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    I always split the pelvis. It's not very hard and makes it a lot easier to hang the deer to dry.

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  • buck hunter 17
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    When we get back to the house then we do and spray it out with just hot water and then hang it up.

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  • wallofsam
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    It's definately a personal preference, sometimes I do it and other times I don't. But it isn't neccesary.

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  • Beekeeper
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    No.

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  • steve182
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    i always split it. i have a small folding saw that works well.

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  • buckeye
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    Sometimes I do some times I don't. I do think it makes things a little easier.

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  • Christian Emter
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    Yes if you want to bone out your deer, and just pack it back to camp.

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  • buckhunter
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    I do it both ways. I like splitting the pelvic bone because it looks like a cleaner job but I do not like carrying a tool around to split it.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    No there is no reason to do it if you have a knife with a blade that is over 3-4 inches long you can easily gu the anus and pull it out run a hose back through it and your done.

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