Gloves or red hands


8 pointer
Oct 18, 2013
For me, I carry gloves in my pack. Makes the cleanup easier, as others have said. Also, just in case that deer is carrying something I'd rather not catch if I can help it.


10 pointer
Aug 29, 2010
East Ky
Dig in. Don’t worry about the blood on my clothes or shoes if it’s rifle season until it’s over. Last few years I’ve done the gutless method and deboned. Much easier to get out of these mountains. One or two I’ve saved the liver and heart so I gutted.


12 pointer
Jul 28, 2008
Usually wear some latex gloves while gutting or quartering. Also wear them while processing. The blood doesn’t concern me so much but the parasites that potentially live in it and/or on deer do. It’s just cleaner


12 pointer
Aug 22, 2006
You can't get there from here.


12 pointer
Feb 16, 2019
Russell Co
For years and years I did done it bare handed (like a man) and would have it up to my elbows. Make the mess and everything I touch gets bloody. Few times my arms would kind of break out after washing off, don’t know why. Then Few years ago I started buying the 2.00 field dress gloves and I think it’s money well spent, just pull them off and your still clean and no stinch.
Same way with fish Used to bare hand now use disposable latex gloves when filleting fish, then my hands don’t stink for 2 days afterwards.


12 pointer
Nov 13, 2003
Foster, KY, USA.
I'm very allergic to deer hair so I'm practically in a hazmat suit when I'm gutting or skinning one. I only deer hunt right around my house so I usually don't bother field dressing anyway. It's much easier to hang them up and let gravity do the work if possible. As soon as I'm done I jump in the shower and pop a few benadryls and I'm good. If I wasn't allergic I would definitely go in bare handed as long as it wasn't gut shot.


8 pointer
May 27, 2016
I do prefer gloves when cleaning squirrels because I think those guts smell terrible for some reason. I can clean them without I just prefer gloves. Deer guts do not bother me

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