An experienced hunter makes gutting game look easy. Cut here, cut there, unzip this, pull, bam, we’re done. However, no matter how many videos you’ve watched, you haven’t really learned how to field dress an animal, whether it’s a rabbit or bull moose. Although there are some good tutorials, a helpful/patient mentor can guide you through the painfully slow process. You can watch someone do this, but to become efficient at it yourself, you have to learn what to cut, how to cut it, what everything feels like, and how to not cut the things you don’t want to cut. You’ll likely be grossed out at first, but it’s a vital skill for every hunter, helping us prevent spoilage and get maximum usage out of the animal we just killed. If you kill it, you clean it.