I love doing my own butchering and I thought maybe I am not the only one. I know there are many ways to do it and thought maybe we could all pitch in a few of our little ticks of the trade.

I have one trick that some may find useful and that is to remove all meet before dealing with the bladder and colon. last year when helping a friend with his deer I saw him try to remove the bladder before we hung the deer up. I don't know if this is common but I skin it and remove all meet hanging below it, shoulders tenderloins neck meet and back straps before I even touch the bladder. in other words when I do the colon and bladder the only thing left hanging is the rear hips.

anyone do anything that they think makes things easier or faster.