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New hunter #7137834
04/10/18 10:34 PM
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I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction. I am recently motivated to start hunting by a rather angry sleeping boar. Scariest moment of my life. I am looking for some help on how to process and handle my own game. I've watched numerous videos, but they all seem to lack the fine detail. Is there a "how to" manual out there? My property has deer, hogs, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, and dove. Thank you in advance!

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7137849
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7137857
04/10/18 10:56 PM
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Learned from watchen parents, relatives, also workwd in grocier store, cleaning equipment, latter did some of the cuts. Got D- in grammer, so if videos didnt help, confused2 my grammer gonna realy yingyang confuse ya.
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7137858
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If you have friends that hunt, invite em over and learn from them, hands on, on site.

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7137888
04/10/18 11:25 PM
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What DH3^ said. It really does take some time to learn - whether you go the "no-gut" method or actual gutting the animal. Continue watching those videos. Gutting is very easy and you can get it down quickly. Skinning and quartering can also be pretty straightforward but it does take practice to do it correctly and not waste meat. Further processing of the quarters/loins/straps takes even more time to learn. Just have a friend who is experienced show you at least a couple of times. Make sure you have good sharp knives, a sharpener and take your time! All too often at deer camps folks look at how quickly and efficiently you gut/skin/quarter an animal. Forget them - take it slow and easy - you don't want to cut yourself, waste meat or contaminate it.


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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7137971
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Also remember that the Sows are better eating than the boars, especially the big ones 200 plus pounds.

Re: New hunter [Re: Halfadozen] #7138108
04/11/18 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
What DH3^ said. It really does take some time to learn - whether you go the "no-gut" method or actual gutting the animal. Continue watching those videos. Gutting is very easy and you can get it down quickly. Skinning and quartering can also be pretty straightforward but it does take practice to do it correctly and not waste meat. Further processing of the quarters/loins/straps takes even more time to learn. Just have a friend who is experienced show you at least a couple of times. Make sure you have good sharp knives, a sharpener and take your time! All too often at deer camps folks look at how quickly and efficiently you gut/skin/quarter an animal. Forget them - take it slow and easy - you don't want to cut yourself, waste meat or contaminate it.


Well said. Take your time it's your meat so don't rush and make easy mistakes.

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138109
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138110
04/11/18 11:02 AM
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Go to Youtube and put this in the search box.

How to field dress a hog without gutting it. up


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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138119
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138128
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YouTube will have numerous videos on cleaning and processing hogs and deer. Same for proper gun safety. Go to gun and/or archery ranges to practice with the weapons you choose to hunt with.


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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138135
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138221
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Yep, find a buddy to show you. If you don't have one who can, invite someone from here to come hunt with you and you'll have dozen's of potential buddies. laugh

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138236
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138544
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welcome, you will get the hang of it, no. 1, check your county & state hunting regs.


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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138645
04/11/18 10:45 PM
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138686
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Check out "The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Game" by Steven Rinella. Might be just what you are looking for.

Re: New hunter [Re: SherpaPhil] #7138693
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Originally Posted By: SherpaPhil
Check out "The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Game" by Steven Rinella. Might be just what you are looking for.


This is a great book! Definitely recommend for any new hunters.

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7138978
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7139191
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Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7139470
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Thank you for all the positive feedback! I have been watching Steven Rinella on Netflix. Located in North Texas. I have an update too. Just now I went to fill my feeder and there was a big hole chewed in the lid. I opened the lid and there was a squirrel inside swimming in my corn. I got to practice a skinning technique I saw on YouTube and it worked great! Thanks again y'all.

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7139499
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You got squirrels so replace lid with a metal one and be sure to add a cage around your thrower if not all ready done. Hogs should give you lots of practice for skinning, I prefer 'no-gutting' method.

Good luck and have fun

Re: New hunter [Re: Jiggamitch] #7139561
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Re: New hunter [Re: snake oil] #7139909
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