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    Posted: 19 October 2020 at 14:35
Can't drag any longer.  So trying something new, Field quartering and back packing out (two trip).  This means I can hunt deeper than the 200 yards I've been restricted to for the last 3 years.

Question, the states I hunt all have laws requiring utilzation of game meat on a kill.

What is you opinion on Field quartering, ie  taking 4 quarters, and both back straps only.  this means no ribs, no neck meat and no tenderloins.  (I'll miss those tenderloins).


legal?  ethical?

All thoughts/opinions appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2020 at 15:01
Under Montana law, it is illegal to waste any part of a game animal that is defined as “suitable for food.”   For big game animals, all four quarters above the hock, including loin and backstrap, are considered suitable for food. Wanton waste of fish and game is not only illegal, it’s unethical.


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good thought, just one teat in a zip lock...let F&G figure it out.  No doe head comeing back with me.
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In Wyoming you have to take the tenderloins. 

Several years ago I asked the lady that owned Olds Processing about rib and neck meat. She said they cut up up to 200 animals a day at the beginning of the season. They didn't have time to fool with neck and rib meat. 

I guess my thought is if you take it to a processor you're probably not loosing any meat if you leave it in the field. 

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Colorado, all edible parts...which are, 4   quarters, tenderloin and backstrap.

That said, unless the truck is close, I do not quarter.   Quartering implies taking 4 quarters, AND the backbone, and neck.

The newest rage is the gutless method.  I have not watched these videos, the came up in a 1 second search.

What I do is bone it out.    You could do a search for that.  Gut it, skin it. cut the legs off (bone, or not, depending on the distance), bone the carcass, bone the neck, tenderloins and back strap, hang em all as you go, and start making trips.




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thanks Stinky.

IMO the tenderloins are the best part.  I hate to leave them in.  But seems to me I'd have to gut to get them out.

Some body told me that he had a way to get the tenderloins with out gutting????


I did debone a black bear in the woods...to heavy to drag.  hide can't be eaten.
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You don't have to gut to get the tenderloins...
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If it falls 3 feet from your SUV do you still have to quarter it?

Maybe a winch in the back seat would help?
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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getting it up and into bed/carrier  can be difficult alone.
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.........Embarrassed
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Nothng seen this morning 38oF.

Back at camp 1pm, clean rain gutter while soup potatoes cooked.  heading bask out in 5 minutes, soup is good, now 20 minutes drive to trail head then 20 walk-in.

95% of rain tomorrow all day.
Monday 65% chance of rain and/or snow.

Starting to think tuesday might be my best chance.


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