Help- I’m squeamish

im338

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Look up elk gutless methods on YouTube. Might be surprised how clean it is. But would recommend having someone with you to help anytime you go elk hunting.
 

GREATSCOTT!

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You can use the "Indian Gut" technique. You can bone out an animal by cutting the fur off the spine and pulling it down, then cutting the meat off the bones from all four quarters and the backstrap. You can even cut at the flank, reach in and cut out the tenderloin. You don't even have to mess with the guts and it usually just gets your hands bloddy instead of your entire arms. Many backpack hunters use this methood so as not to pack out a bunch of bones. Maybe I haven't described it well but it doesn't waste any meat if you do it right. I bet you can find it on youtube.
Desert Ed, this is what I do partner. This is quick with virtual no blood impact as it is left inside the cavity untouched. Sorry if this was already mentioned, but jump on Google or YouTube and search "gutless method for deer and elk". You will find many videos documenting the method step by step to get familiar with it. Then just go with buddies that use it to help, and you'll be a confident pro after your first animal. Good luck!
 

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I had a buddy years ago wanting to go deer hunting. I put him on a 8 point he killed it. We went to dress it, and as soon as I unzipped the buck, my buddy was puking. I couldn’t stop laughing, he wanted to mount it, and when it came time to dress the cape and skull plate, he was out, he couldn’t handle it. He hasn’t went deer hunting since. Lol
 

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I am fairly squeamish myself but hunt deer and elk yearly, I’m always on the verge of not being able to do it but as soon as I cut in and start getting bloody it just goes away! Take your buddy that’s offered to help, do what you can and if you can’t have him help out.
 

B-LOT Banga

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I carry a pack of baby wipes and stuff it in a hole if I make a bad shot or it exits the gut area. It just keeps the extra juices from flowing freely and I change my latex gloves often to keep the meat clean. It will get easier the more you do it and I would jump at the chance to learn from as much people willing to teach you. There is more than a hundred ways to process an animal, just use the easiest, cleanest and fastest way that suits your situation best. Depending on the size, location, position of the animal you might utilize a certain technique. I have great respect for you to wanting to clean your own animals. Good luck

Hello all, long time shooter and fisherman (catch and release). I would love to start hunting elk, but I’m not too keen with blood and guts. Sad, but true. Several buddies have offered to help me clean it, but I kinda feel if I shoot it I should process it.
Anybody else ever had a problem getting used to blood and guts? Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks for your help.
 

LVJ76

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Hello all, long time shooter and fisherman (catch and release). I would love to start hunting elk, but I’m not too keen with blood and guts. Sad, but true. Several buddies have offered to help me clean it, but I kinda feel if I shoot it I should process it.
Anybody else ever had a problem getting used to blood and guts? Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Hi Desert ED.

Don't worry about it, as some other members mentioned have one of your budies help you or try the guthless method.

I have a hunting buddy who can not clean a deer even if his life depended on it.

A couple of year ago he got to camp with a deer before me and my brother and my wife who was at camp with our newborn noticed the deer hadn't been gutted yet and asked why he hadn't cleaned it and he said I don't know how and I just can't stand it so my wife had him help her hang it up on a branch of a mesquite tree and she gutted it and cleaned it.

In our hunting camp we share the kills so we all pitch in on the work, that said my wife got the ribs, she loves them grilled.
 

Bluebullet96

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Just get a couple good buddies to take you and you’ll get over it not long after the rub the blood on your face from your first kill! Lol
 

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