Yes we use some of the bones for broth to but we sure don't need all of them, and I'm not canning broth to give away. And we have had people turn down meat cause it wasn't cut an wraped, can't imagine trying to give away bones.
I understand the rule about bringing out the meat first but I just have a hard time understanding why it makes sense to outlaw boning out meat. It is pretty easy to take a look at the cuts of meat and see if they abandoned any or not. If I was to shoot a moose and have a packout of the length that I have to deal with down here... I would sure want to be able to bone it out.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...