If you're not a deer hunter you probably have no idea why I titled this post the way I did. Even if you are a deer hunter you might have a confused look on your face right now. It will make sense momentarily.
Bow season will be opening here in Kentucky on September 4th. While it doesn't seem like it should be hunting season already because of these triple digit temp's, it is coming up quickly. With that in mind, I thought I'd share my experience with two small, but very handy items for the deer hunter.
Hunter Specialties Butt Out Tool
The first is the Butt Out tool by Hunter Specialties. This is not a new tool. I'd seen them in Wally World and in the hunting catalogs, but never paid much attention to them. I suppose I assumed it was kind of a gimmick. I no longer think that.
|Hunter Specialties Butt Out Tool|
While in deer camp one day, one of the guys pulled this tool out of his pack and asked me if I had one. I told him no and that I had never seen anybody use one so I didn't know if it actually worked. He asked if I wanted to see it in action. I replied in the affirmative as long as he intended to demonstrate on one of the deer hanging in camp and not on me.
His demonstration proved to me that the tool does indeed work as advertised. At the start of the field dressing process, simply insert the tool you-know-where, twist, and pull it out. The tool will pull out the intestines and nasty stuff so you can quickly and easily cut them off and resume field dressing.
I picked one up last year on sale at Wally World for five bucks or something. I've only used it on a couple of deer, but it saves a lot of aggravation and does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Apparently, since I bought my original Butt Out, Hunter Specialties has come out with the Butt Out 2. It's 2" longer and is equipped with a butt-stop so you know exactly where the tool needs to be in the butt. How nifty.
Glenn's Deer Handle
The second handy-dandy item is the Glenn's Deer Handle deer drag. I've had this for a long time and have used it on many deer. It flat out works. It really comes in handy if you're bringing a deer out by yourself. If you have someone helping, this thing makes dragging almost a breeze.
|Glenn's Deer Handle Deer Drag|
It's simple. If you've got a doe, just put the rope around the neck and run the handle through the loop end so it cinches up tight. On a buck do the same thing around the base of the antlers. By using the antlers it keeps them off the ground while dragging. You can pick one of these up online, Wally World, or other hunting stores.
These items are inexpensive, compact, and very useful. I never go in the woods to deer hunt without them in my pack. And just for the record, I have no relationship with either company. I bought these tools and simply wanted to share my opinion.
Is it September 4th yet?