Gloves or red hands


8 pointer
Oct 14, 2013
Shenandoah Valley
I’d use gloves if I ever remember them…

Im never very close to water, it takes too many wipes to get all that blood off, or the water I pack is just freezing cold, and the blood is sticky and itchy.

You’d think with all that I’d get it together, but I never do remember gloves.

I also have to put on a fresh pair about 10x/day at work now, so maybe it just doesn’t feel like a day off with gloves on.


12 pointer
Jan 2, 2009
raised n Bullitt Co.
I only get blood on my hands. All you guys getting blood up to your elbows, what are you doing/using? This?


10 pointer
Feb 18, 2014
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.
I'm also allergic to the hair. 1 year I got a decent buck, went to put on gloves, none in pack. Just cleaned him up without and broke out with welts and itching. Both hands and forearms. Had to stop at a drug store on way home. Got a bottle of rubbing alcohol and cleaned up in parking lot. Lesson learned.


8 pointer
Apr 9, 2012
No gloves since I was a kid and still no gloves as of today. I'll admit it's an easier cleanup with gloves but I have no worries putting my hands inside an animal or in blood.


10 pointer
Sep 29, 2015
The Berg
I've used the glove combo pack for years now. I think the ones I bought were either HS or Muddy, I don't remember. It's a pair of long sleeves that go up to ur shoulders and a thin pair of nitrile gloves that go over them on your hands so you can still feel what you are doing. This combo makes clean-up a snap.

If they get torn and I get bloody, no big deal. I typically do a thorough autopsy on everything I dress to see exactly what went on inside and those throw-away gloves usually keep me and my clothes from looking like a Michael Myers kill.


12 pointer
Dec 21, 2014
Still in the kitchen Ky
I went red handed on almost all deer. But, I will say one year i noticed a few roundworms writhing around while I took out the guts and that made me think about gloves a little bit more. I wore gloves a few times after that but if they got cut open on a splintered ribcage (which they usually did) then they came off anyway. And I was still getting blood all over my forearms so.. kind of a waste.


12 pointer
Jul 3, 2015
Battle Run
Damn it does sound like some are using chainsaws
Zip from pelvis to sternum. More trim for the grind pile. Gloved up too, hands are cracked open to much.


10 pointer
Feb 18, 2014
Was at a quota hunt a few years back when someone shot maybe 100 yards away in a deep holler. Wasn't hard find them as they had on orange. Kept my distance and I could hear them talking. Sounded like 1 guy said no I didn't bring them I thought you would. I take it he meant gloves or maybe wipes. Guy started cutting on doe and then I he starts gagging and puking. LMAO. I had to go a hill over to calm down.

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