If your split the pelvis bone,when you pull the innards out you don't have to cut off the rectum in half,which helps prevent manure,and urine from contaminating your meat. I suppose everyone has thier own way. Sometimes I also haul my deer out of the woods before gutting, I feel as though this helps to keep my hunting area fresh. Unless the deer is too heavy,then I have to gut it.
"Let a young buck go, so he can grow."