Hmmm... Interesting. I have always start at sternum, with deer laying downhill, if possible. Always found that to be easier to get into the cavity without puncturing the stomach/intestines. Always looking to learn something, have I been doing it the hard way?LOL breath through your mouth and not your nose.
you have the ability to do that without holding your nose.
wear rubber gloves (I never have, but I figure it'll make you feel better)
The biggest thing is tread very lightly around the guts of the deer. Open the deer up from butt to sternum and let the guts go where they want to go and take your knife and slice the membrane that separates the "guts" from the lungs/heart(lower cavity/upper cavity. Once you got that membrane severed (all the way around the rib cage) then reach waaaaayyyyyyy up in there above the heart with one hand and then with the other hand go just a bit further with your knife (depending on how far you opened the deer up....you could be elbow deep at this point) and slice the windpipe and anything else holding the heart, lungs, liver in place. After that...just pull the heart, lungs and liver out and you can basically turn the deer over and it'll all fall out. Whalla...done. Then walk to closest creek and rinse off blood and such from your arms and knife. Yeah, water is pretty cold right now but cold water gets blood out good.
Nope! Doesn't bother me a bit. In fact I check and examine each and every organ when field dressing a Deer. Having a degree in Biology, I've performed lots of dissections in College on various animals.Can you field dress one with out getting sick, lol I have seen grown men puke trying to do it. Like me.