I'm also one of these guys who cleans my deer head-up. One of the benefits of that is that the pooper is always pointing down instead of back into the carcass. Everything seems to just fall out the way it should into the gut bucket.
Do you mean that you hoist your deer by the head b/f gutting them?
I thought that too. It seems to be a southern custom. There's some guys that come up from South Carolina and Georgia who hunt my buddy's other farms that do that. Or I should say they DID that before they had to drag some 240+ pound Illinois deer back to camp. That, and the fact that my farmer friend told them that if they did that, then they'd also have to haul the guts right back out to where they got the deer and then leave them there!