Concerning finding the esophagus to tie off it is easier to pull and cut off both the windpipe and esophagus and then peel the esophagus away to tie off? Generally the model gralloch has one picking this out insitu. I know it is a detailed question, but your preferred method is of curiosity please.
And following on from that getting the esophagus out from down below without snapping it off. I guess the only way is to break the diaphragm and reach up high in the chest cavity and gently pull. but what if you are trying to keep the diaphragm insitu to extract a carcass through hellish conditions?
Advice and thoughts.