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dla
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Idaho "evidence of sex" and boning out

Idaho's regulations clearly state that you have to carry out the head with horns and you must leave the dangly-bits "naturally attached" to a ham. So how do you do this for a boned out animal? Archery hunting is hot and you've got to get the hide off and bone out to cool down the meat. And when packing it doesn't make much sense to drag out a skeleton. So how do Idaho bow hunters satisfy the "evidence of sex" rules?

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Idaho "evidence of sex" and boning out

You can skin the whole quarter and still cut around that spot and leave the evidence of sex. I've done it a few times. You want to take out the acutal organs and just leave the sack. It will stay attached just fine if you leave a few inches of skin around it.
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tim
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Idaho "evidence of sex" and boning out

I have boned out and left evidence of sex on also. not that hard to do. just don't cut it off.

dla
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Idaho "evidence of sex" and boning out

Thanks guys. I'm glad to hear that folks do it and that it is not that big of a deal.

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Idaho "evidence of sex" and boning out

Yeah, I just leave some sex organs or utters attached via narrow strip to the theoretically largest part ... e.g. the rump or portion thereof. The current Director of the IFG is a friend and he has read my `de-meating' article (Lighten the Load - or something like that) on this Forum, and while he did not give it is `official' blessing - he liked it and I think has passed it somewhat among the ranks. So, while the `method' on paper has passed inspection - it has been a long time since I went through a check station.

* Update * ... I did just notice in the regs on-line that in a unit restricted to mule deer only or whitetail deer only - one must leave the full tail attached (if head removed). Hmmmmm. There are numerous hunts in Idaho with that mule deer / whitetail deer restriction. So now we know!

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