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Hunter’s Handbook is the official student “how-to” information pipeline of the International Hunter Education Association. As the experts in teaching safe, ethical and successful hunting, we are here to provide tips, tools, and great video content as well as offer you a place that you can learn more about your love and favorite past-time—hunting.  Spend some time with us.  New content is added monthly, and we are excited to share our expertise with you.  We wish you a lifetime of safe and memorable experiences in the outdoors.

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Field Care

After you harvest you wild game, take your pictures and catch your breath, it's time to field dress. You'll need the proper tools and know the right cuts to make. Follow our tips and you'll have some valuable cuts to cook with with as well as a great piece to mount. 

After you harvest your wild game, take your pictures and catch your breath, it's time to field dress. You'll need the proper tools and know the right cuts to make. Follow our tips and you'll have some valuable cuts to cook with as well as a great piece to mount. 

BUCK 550 SELECTOR 2.0 Having the right tool makes any job easier, and this is especially true when it comes to field care of wild game, a task oftentimes made more difficult by the elements. You don’t have to hunt very often before you find yourself in the dark taking care of a downed animal, and rain, snow, heat and bugs can make the task more difficult still. Plus, the more time you spend cleaning game, the more likely it is that contamination will occur. Proper field care of meat requires efficiency.

BUCK 550 SELECTOR 2.0

Having the right tool makes any job easier, and this is especially true when it comes to field care of wild game, a task oftentimes made more difficult by the elements. You don’t have to hunt very often before you find yourself in the dark taking care of a downed animal, and rain, snow, heat and bugs can make the task more difficult still. Plus, the more time you spend cleaning game, the more likely it is that contamination will occur. Proper field care of meat requires efficiency.

HOW TO FIELD DRESS A TURKEY Let’s say your hunt was a success. Your turkey is down. Congratulations! Now, once the excitement dies down and your heart stops pounding, it’s time to take care of that bird. Well, first, take photographs. Treat every animal you kill with respect, so make sure the bird is tastefully displayed, and that you can see his beard and bright head.Turkeys should be field dressed as soon as possible to allow the carcass to cool faster and help prevent the meat from spoiling. 

HOW TO FIELD DRESS A TURKEY

Let’s say your hunt was a success. Your turkey is down. Congratulations! Now, once the excitement dies down and your heart stops pounding, it’s time to take care of that bird. Well, first, take photographs. Treat every animal you kill with respect, so make sure the bird is tastefully displayed, and that you can see his beard and bright head.Turkeys should be field dressed as soon as possible to allow the carcass to cool faster and help prevent the meat from spoiling. 

PROPER FIELD CARE FOR WILD GAME MEAT Hunting not only provides us with enjoyable experiences in the field and memories that can last a lifetime, but it also provides valuable protein for the freezer. Game meat is an extremely healthy option because wild game is generally low in fat and contains no artificial hormones or antibiotics that you’ll find in mass-produced commercial livestock.

PROPER FIELD CARE FOR WILD GAME MEAT

Hunting not only provides us with enjoyable experiences in the field and memories that can last a lifetime, but it also provides valuable protein for the freezer. Game meat is an extremely healthy option because wild game is generally low in fat and contains no artificial hormones or antibiotics that you’ll find in mass-produced commercial livestock.

MAKE YOUR TAXIDERMIST HAPPY - YOU'LL BE HAPPY TOO In the world of writing computer code, the acronym GIGO is universally understood. It stands for “garbage in, garbage out.” In hunting, GIGO applies to taxidermy. Though your favored taxidermist may be the Rembrandt of fur and antlers, his work can only be as good as what you bring him. You deliver properly cared for trophies and pay a fair price, you’ll get great art in return; deliver garbage, you’ll get garbage.

MAKE YOUR TAXIDERMIST HAPPY - YOU'LL BE HAPPY TOO

In the world of writing computer code, the acronym GIGO is universally understood. It stands for “garbage in, garbage out.” In hunting, GIGO applies to taxidermy. Though your favored taxidermist may be the Rembrandt of fur and antlers, his work can only be as good as what you bring him. You deliver properly cared for trophies and pay a fair price, you’ll get great art in return; deliver garbage, you’ll get garbage.