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Thank goodness you are in GA

Thank goodness you are in GA and not IL... I am up here now and the processors here are about two times the price compared to GA

Saturday and sundays are the busy days at the processors

Schedule the nine point in on a Tuesday and you can probably hav e an easier time getting them to show you how to clean it

The biggest problem in this scenario is going to be gettting that cagey old buck to cooperate!

If you are really only hunting three and a half acres that is going to make it hard to move around and intercept him but far stranger things have happened!

Best of luck and if you do not see the nine pointer just chop down a doe to practice learning how to clean one

Also - kick the processor an extra ten bucks and I am sure they will help you

If you do not shoot a deer just go by one of the larger hunt camps in the area on a saturday about midday and they will likely be skinning a few and will certainly let you watch and help

Good luck!

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Welcome to the site.  You

Welcome to the site.  You have already received a lot of good information and on the importance of quickly field dressing an animal.  I will not repeat that information, but will just add one thing.

I suspect the landowner doesn't want you field dressing the animal because he does not want the remains left on his property.  Here is a link that might be helpful.  It details a gutless field dressing method that my be an alternative.

The reason I post this is depending on the weather, a 20 minute delay in field dressing might cause the meat to deteriorate a bit.  Also, will the processor be open when you are hunting and if you get the animal at the end of the day and retrieving in late in the evening?  I think options are always good so use it if it helps or disregard it if it does not.

Have a good hunt and enjoy BGH.

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One way to get around leaving

One way to get around leaving the entrails onsite is to use the bottom half of a plastic barrel as a "gut buck" as we call them. Go around to the farmers in the area to see if they have any leftover plastic barrel you could use for this purpose.  Then you can take the remains to be deposited elsewhere.

Another way of cleaning the deer is by using trash bags to catch the entrails when you open the deer up. Then deposit/bury the bags.

Better yet is not to gut the deer at all. Use the gutless method that CVC was talking about. No guts to contend with. Just get the meat off the deer.

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It sounds like that the

It sounds like that the person that owns the property doesn't want him to leave anything on the property so that is going to leave the gutless method of getting the meat out of the question unless he wants to pack what is left off of it.  Any time that I kill a deer that is in a farmers field I will take the deer out of the field before I clean it.  And then depending on where I clean it I may even dig a hole and dispose of the innards that way.  Out of sight out of mind. 

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Critter said: "It sounds like

Critter said: "It sounds like that the person that owns the property doesn't want him to leave anything on the property so that is going to leave the gutless method of getting the meat out of the question unless he wants to pack what is left off of it. "

That's part of my point. Don't open the cavity up at all, therefore there aren't any entrails on the ground. Use the gutless method to get the meat off the bones. Then stuff the rest in trash bags or a bucket to be hauled off to be disposed properly off this person farm.

It's a little more time consuming, but I've done it in the past when faced with this same issue. Certainly not going to give up hunting a good farm because of the situation.

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