Hard to think about what went wrong. You did all your tracking, work, and preparation. You sighted in your rifle perfectly. You build your deer blind and put out your feed. You saw a trophy buck that makes the ones from hunting magazines look like greyhounds, and you put down a perfectly well placed shot. The deer dropped. Awesome! Well now, you have a problem. What do you need to turn your new kill into food? If you are the hard-nosed do it yourselfer like me, you need a butchering kit. The Mossberg Big Game Butcher Set has everything the field butcher needs, except the deer of course. Will this kit, you get full tang 420 stainless steel blades. These blades are of very good quality and will hold up over time. Make sure they stay razor-sharp with the included tungsten carbide sharpener. The Sure-grip rubber handles make it easy to maintain control while butchering. The hacksaw and shears are made of stainless steel too. To protect your kit, Mossberg included a hard-sided carrying case and a lifetime warranty. If you don’t like the idea of a stranger preparing your meat, or if it is in a survival situation, having your own butcher kit is perfect for turning large game into the best kind of home-grown dinner on earth.
Field dressing and skinning don’t have to be difficult. I learned to do it with nothing but a sharp folding knife and a rope. Thankfully, I’m all about adopting new techniques. The Kodi Caper and Skinner Knife Combo give you the right tools for the job, and at the highest quality. I hate few things more than struggling with a stubborn kill. This knife set definitely makes it easier on me from the get go. The gut hook blade is particularly useful. Many of the hunting knives you will see will come with a gut hook. You can use the gut hook blade by making a small incision with the main blade, then by using the hook to cut open the abdomen. The hook prevents the hunter from “paunching” the animal and possibly affecting the quality of the meat. Kodi designed the skinning knife to aid in the removal of the skin of big game animals. They tend to have highly sweeping blades that work to effortlessly separate the flesh from skin. A dedicated skinning knife can be a real time saver for those big game hunters that do the butchering themselves. An added bonus is that the skinning knife can do most of the other game cleaning chores as well as the clip point and drop point designs. The scalpel is perfect for smaller game, varmints, and intricate work through the organs. Kodi has done a fine job of making a difficult job, a little bit easier.
Gerber Ultimate Game Cleaning Kit is a complete deer field dressing kit for hunters. This kit includes a gut hook, bone saw, and clip point knife. Hunters of all kinds should consider the Gerber’s Ultimate Game Cleaning Kit. The Gerber kit has all the tools you need to be proficient at field dressing. The Gerber tool kit includes a Gerber E-Z Zip gut hook with replacement blades, the Gerber Exchange a Blade saw with two blades, and the Gerber Gator Serrater Clip Point Knife. A sheath decorated in Mossy Oak Break-Up camouflage keeps all these items in place. Hunters use the gut hook blade by making a small incision with the main blade, then by using the hook to cut open the abdomen. For great performance when field dressing game, a gut, or skinning hook is an ideal tool. The clip blade is a classic shape and very practical. Its name describes a shape that seems to have a portion of the spine of the blade clipped off. This brings the blade point lower for extra control and enhances the sharpness of the tip. It provides ample “belly” in the blade for slicing or skinning and a good tip for inserting in and under things that need to be cut. You will often find a false edge with the clip point.