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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2010, 10:59:12 AM »
Stupid question but, is this leagal to do in the field?  If so, how do you prove sex?  I was under the impression that genitals or antlers must remain intact to a portion of the carcas.  Am I missing something?
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2010, 06:00:48 PM »
Also, does this affect the aging?  I assume you just age the cuts like you would a hanging deer, correct?
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2010, 07:38:31 PM »
Stupid question but, is this leagal to do in the field?  If so, how do you prove sex?  I was under the impression that genitals or antlers must remain intact to a portion of the carcas.  Am I missing something?

Yes it's legal and yes you must leave evidence of sex attached to a portion of the meat.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2010, 07:41:50 PM »
So, what evidence of sex should I leave to what portion of meat?
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2010, 07:56:51 PM »
This is the law that addresses it:

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WAC 232-12-267 No agency filings affecting this section since 2003 
Field identification of wildlife ó Evidence of sex ó Definitions.
  (1) It is unlawful to possess or transport game birds unless the feathered heads are left attached to the carcass, except falconry caught birds, until the carcass is processed and/or stored for consumption.

     (2) It is unlawful to possess or transport big game animals unless evidence of the sex of the animal remains naturally attached to the carcass until the carcass is processed and/or stored for consumption.

     (a) Evidence of sex means the head with antlers or horns attached or penis or testes of male big game animals or the head or udder of female big game animals any of which must be naturally attached to at least one quarter of the carcass or to the largest portion of meat.

     (b) For the purpose of this rule, "stored for consumption" means at the final point of storage prior to consumption of the meat.

     (3) It is unlawful to possess or transport goat, sheep, moose, deer or elk taken in hunting areas which have horn or antler restrictions unless the head or skull plate, with both horns or both antlers naturally attached, accompanies the carcass.

     (4) The possession of a taxidermist's receipt which includes the taxidermist's name, address, and telephone number, the hunter's name, address, telephone number, license, and tag number, the species and sex of the game bird or big game animal taken, as well as antler points or horn size and the date and GMU location or special deer/elk permit area where taken, shall be deemed to constitute compliance with this section.

     For the purpose of this rule "accompanies the carcass" means to remain with the carcass until it has reached the point of processing or storage.

     (5) It is lawful for persons who have complied with the department of fish and wildlife's chronic wasting disease sampling program to possess deer and elk without proof of sex under the following provisions:

     (a) The head of the deer or elk must have been surrendered to an authorized department collection site.

     (b) The hunter is in possession of an official department disease testing program identification card, completely filled out and signed and dated by a department employee or authorized agent.

     (c) The carcass of the deer or elk is transported directly from where the head has been surrendered to the point of processing or storage.

     Failure to comply with (a) through (c) of this subsection constitutes unlawful possession of big game and is punishable under RCW 77.15.410.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2010, 08:03:14 PM »
If I bone it in the field, is this considered processed?
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2010, 06:00:27 AM »
No, processed would be when the meat is cut into steaks and ground into hamburger, and then packaged for the freezer.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2010, 07:51:49 AM »
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Also, does this affect the aging?  I assume you just age the cuts like you would a hanging deer, correct?

The meat will age just fine when it is boned-out. I process it immediately in most cases though.

If you age it, just make sure it is in good bags that bugs can't get into it. Yellow jackets and hornets are notorious for chewing the game bags and getting into the meat.
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2010, 09:44:40 AM »
Note - you may be cited in some other states like Iowa for "illegal field butchering" using this method.   Just a heads up.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2010, 05:15:47 PM »
Note - you may be cited in some other states like Iowa for "illegal field butchering" using this method.   Just a heads up.

But it is legal in Washington, correct?
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2010, 01:13:58 PM »
Thank you for this outstanding tutorial! I just started hunting last season and have yet to harvest an animal.  This will definitely come in handy when I'm handling my first kill.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2010, 06:38:15 PM »
Ya know dout that is a good showing on how its done in the field.Not to much dirt and grass and crap, good job for who ever done it.
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2010, 03:21:35 PM »
Still waiting for some people to respond that have actually had game wardens approve of this method.  I would really like to use it but, I am very leery about it.  Seems like too much of a gray area for me.
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2010, 02:24:24 PM »
Great info!! The pictures really helped, and overall, great write-up

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2010, 07:21:37 AM »
Great job!  I learned watching my dad butcher on the farm growing up but like the idea of not gutting..

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #65 on: January 18, 2011, 10:09:53 PM »
Excellent, thank you!
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2011, 11:37:25 AM »
I always hunted with buddy of mine that was taught by his father how to cut up game meat for personal use. I never question why and how he did what he did just went along with it. :bash: :bash: :bash:    I always thought that I would be able to process my own deer and elk,   ;) and after reading this tutorial last year before archery season I was able make it happen. :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:   Did I not only process my owe deer and elk last year I was able to process another buddies buddies deer with in about 1 1/2 hours and saved myself and him an extra $100 by doing so.  A big shout out for this tutorial!! Awesome! :)

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2011, 08:14:56 PM »
Thanks for posting this! Really good info!

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #68 on: May 31, 2011, 02:19:33 PM »
Thanks for posting this.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2011, 10:59:28 PM »
How to bone-out a deer tutorial

Iím going to do this in several posts so hang on with any replies till I say Iím done so it doesnít get broken up. Iíll be using a deer I just harvested as the volunteer for this.

I hope you have a knife with a gut hook. If not, then get one. They are great tools.
This bone-out method works on any deer-like animal.

First of all, donít gut it out. There is no need to and you will see why in this explanation.

1. With the animal on its side, use your gut hook to zip all the way from the rectum up the neck and then up the inside of each leg. If you are saving the cape, then cape it first. Now skin it from the belly to the back bone on one side and skin the upper two legs down to the knees.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2011, 10:26:50 AM »
8) I must say I have never seen this done before, I have always done it the old nasty way before!
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2011, 10:09:39 AM »
I finally used it this year and it was great.  I am still a bit confused on getting the dang tenderloins out so I ended up pulling the guts at the last moment to get them.  Can someone assist me with that?  I have heard of a few people cracking the ribs at the 3rd rib back to reach in there? 

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2011, 07:07:12 AM »
Thanks alot for the info... I hope to use it this year.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2011, 06:06:34 PM »
Last year Dec. 1 I shot a big old fat doe with my bow and used this method. I've always used it and it works great. As far as keeping the head or antlers of a buck or elk naturally attached to the largest part of meat...I hope I run into a gamie that tries to give me a ticket for that one year. I hunt three miles back and I am not going to take an entire deer head out of the woods.

Anyhow hope the pics post
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2011, 06:09:38 PM »
ready for the pack out
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