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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    a hit here causes the heart to look like this

    doe 12-2-2017.JPGheart liver 12-2-2017.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatheroo View Post
    a hit here causes the heart to look like this

    doe 12-2-2017.JPGheart liver 12-2-2017.JPG
    Down and behind the shoulder is what my hunting neighbor tells me.
    If at first you don't succeed try a different angle.

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    And that right there is how it's done ! Good shot .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    Good Advice ! May I add that when field dressing deer use caution on the intestinal track cut loose the anus so as to drag out the rest of intestines without spillig feces onto meat and if your hanging deer for any lenght of time remove anus it can sour the meat and rest of deer.50 years experience field dressing deer,sure i made mistakes early on and passing on these tips to other hunters !
    I never knew what I was missing until I bought a gut hook knife.

    Gutting is so much easier now without all the worry of nicking something in that mess.

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    I'm 42 and been hunting since I'm 13 and I have always taken neck shots when possible. Nothing gets ruined and they go down like you cut off its legs. and no ruined meat except that little neck roast in bigger deer. And no tracking.

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    I thought the secret to maximizing the amount of meat you get back is to remove the back straps and tenderloin before giving it to the butcher?
    NOBODY NEEDS ASSAULT SPEECH

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    I thought the secret to maximizing the amount of meat you get back is to remove the back straps and tenderloin before giving it to the butcher?
    If at first you don't succeed try a different angle.

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    Is this really that big of an issue, do that many people really not know where to aim to maximize the amount of meat taken? I knew when I was 12 to shoot behind the front shoulder for a double lung shot. I was taught that was the ideal place to aim, quick death with little to no wasted meat.

    Hell I got mad at myself this year because a couple fragments got caught in the membrane over the muscle of the front shoulder (which causeses the dark black spots) but didn't damage any meat. I couldn't fathom intentionally targeting the shoulders on a deer when they run 50yd max with a double lung hit.

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    I shoot and teach my daughter to shoot heart shots. Letting a deer take an additional half step before shooting is sometimes the difference between damage and no damage. I will say that in certain cases I have PURPOSELY aimed for shoulder. I will also do it on bears every time with the .45-70.
    Jules

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    Default Re: Word of wisdom from a deer processor

    Quote Originally Posted by CMP703006 View Post
    Is this really that big of an issue, do that many people really not know where to aim to maximize the amount of meat taken? I knew when I was 12 to shoot behind the front shoulder for a double lung shot. I was taught that was the ideal place to aim, quick death with little to no wasted meat.

    Hell I got mad at myself this year because a couple fragments got caught in the membrane over the muscle of the front shoulder (which causeses the dark black spots) but didn't damage any meat. I couldn't fathom intentionally targeting the shoulders on a deer when they run 50yd max with a double lung hit.
    Not everyone had a mentor to help teach them the important basics of hunting. So the answer to your question would be yes.
    Some people just plain suck.
    If you're gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough.

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