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Author Topic: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question  (Read 14222 times)

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Initial skinning question.

Has anyone used a
http://www.basspro.com/Hunters-Specialties-Butt-Out-2-Big-Game-Dressing-Tool/product/94754/
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Thinking this would get around splitting the pelvis when skinning.

Also does everyone split it? Do some people just "pull the last bit through"?

Thanks!
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 10:06:27 AM »
I rarely ever split the pelvis.  You can accomplish the entire gutting process without a saw rather easily.

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 10:07:12 AM »
Never used a butt out and don't even split the pelvis. Just get in there and get it done.

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 10:08:56 AM »
Just get in there and get it done.

Good way to put it.

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 10:10:58 AM »
Go gutless and don't even be concerned with the pelvis or innards until you're done and ready to get at the tenders, liver, and heart.
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 10:21:25 AM »
Don't need it - just one more thing to carry. 
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 10:26:08 AM »
Save your money, you dont need it, dont need to split the pelvis either....gutting is really not that difficult to do.
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 10:27:17 AM »
cowboy, just run a knife between the pooper and the pelvis a few times, then pull the pooper into the cavity. Works fine.
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 10:28:08 AM »
cowboy, just run a knife between the pooper and the pelvis a few times, then pull the pooper into the cavity. Works fine.
You said pooper... :chuckle:....twice..... :chuckle:
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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 10:29:26 AM »
Save your money, you dont need it, dont need to split the pelvis either....gutting is really not that difficult to do.
:yeah: it takes 2-4 minutes tops with only a knife to dress a deer. No need to split the pelvis either. I like my fishing filet knife or my havalon for gutting.

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 10:30:07 AM »
cowboy, just run a knife between the pooper and the pelvis a few times, then pull the pooper into the cavity. Works fine.
You said pooper... :chuckle:....twice..... :chuckle:

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 10:31:53 AM »
A very sharp fillet type knife, cut around the pooper (I'm only saying it once) as Iceman said, and it pulls right out. :tup:

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013, 10:35:33 AM »
I never split the pelvis, a long skinny blade knife is all that is needed.

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 10:39:55 AM »
cowboy, just run a knife between the pooper and the pelvis a few times, then pull the pooper into the cavity. Works fine.

Good tip, thanks! You said Pooper lol

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Re: Using a "Butt Out", do you need to split pelvis? Skinning Question
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 10:44:48 AM »
Yeah you don't NEED it, but I've used it a couple of times and really like it.  Slit the belly, insert Butt-Out, pull out poop-shoot, cut out butthole, tie a knot in the poop-shoot, pull poop-shoot from the inside.

Either wat no need to split the pelvis unless quartering.

 

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