Processing Your Big Game: Part I Field Dressing





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Published on Jan 14, 2011

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The work begins after you pull the trigger. This is a three part series on how to process your big game (Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, etc).

Part I: Field Dressing
This part consists of removing the organs from your animal. Getting the organs (intestines, liver, lungs, heart, etc...) out of your animal as quickly as you can; without spilling stomach juices, urine, and feces is key to keeping your meat fresh. Removing the innards quickly also aids in cooling the animal, because It allows air to cool the inside cavity.

Part II: Skinning
This is important to do soon after field dressing to ensure the meat will cool as quickly as possible. The hide and fur retain the heat in the underlying tissues.

Part III: Quartering
Depending on where you are you might be doing all these steps in the field. The quartering shown in this video does not retain the rib meat (which was not important on this younger animal). On larger Elk full quarters would also contain the rib cage.

There are many different ways to process your game that are acceptable these are just a few ways of doing it.

The purpose of these videos are to help the beginner hunter learn the art of processing their game.

Thanks for watching!

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Rick Grimes
I truly despise the fact that on every field dressing video I come to view to learn, it's thumbs down to heck by vegans and city people who are too soft to know how the real world works. Humans being survive and emerged from the caves by eating meat, plain and simple, and animal protein is a vital part of people's cultures the whole world over. If you can't stand watching animals being prepared, don't watch the videos! Don't just come here just to thumbs down a perfect decent video that's not showing anything out of the ordinary. Real bunch of internet pansies.
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Grim Reminder
omg even a 3 year old can do a better job! have fun eating ur dung/urine tainted elk meat, hope these guys aint butchers in real life dear god :| what a f*cking mess literally.... poop, bile and urine and..... crap everywhere.
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Did not like how you cut into the precious meat of the legs straight away :(
A Lilkrazyndn
"and I thought they smelled bad on the outside!"
Brian Krynitsky
bring a saw and cut the tailbone in half, then pull everything out through the bottom
Ihas Pretzelz
All I saw was blood. I love it!
Bart Fox
I hope that elk made it out okay and was able to come back home to feed her baby elks with her milk after filming this video.
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Konrad Zietzmann
Wow what a mess man!!!!
Lynnfield I
why am I watching this while I'm eating..
Big G
yep so many self entitled, triggered millenials...who sit their fat asses in McDonald's and never exercise. wonder if they have been to a slaughter house
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