Occasionally some buckshot might hit a portion of the gut; but since we haul the deer to our skinning shed, there is very little loss of meat due to the method used for skinning and butchering. This particular doe was hit on both sides with the shots due to her reversing direction after the first shot. I pulled a total of 8 pellets from underneath the hide from the first shot, but the second shot was all confined to the shoulder and a few ribs. . Luckily none of the guts, rumen, or stomach were damaged and one stray pellet broke the left rear leg just below the hamhock. The lungs, and heart were totally destroyed.
I hang my deer for a maximum of one week in a walk-in cooler, then I take the tenderloins, shoulders and back straps all the way through the neck off, saw the backbone off below the pelvis and split the pelvis so that the two hams are separated. I don't keep the ribs, and during the gutting part I trim the portion that would be bacon if it were a pig, off of the carcass, so any portion that might have gut contents is eliminated immediately.
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