Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Gralloching , when did it start ?

  1. #1
    Account Suspended
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Gloucester
    Posts
    160

    Gralloching , when did it start ?

    Hi

    As gralloching is not practised world wide , does any know when it started in the UK and where it originated from?, since time began or recent years? before cable ties were invented no doubt

  2. #2
    Of course it's practised worldwide, they just don't necessarily have an obscure verb for it!

    Welcome by the way.

  3. #3
    what do you mean 'its not practiced world wide'? most folk I know tend to remove the innards from an animal before doing anything else.......
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

  4. #4
    Account Suspended
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Gloucester
    Posts
    160
    Rather that trying to take the whole ensemble out in one go Ive seen guys open up the stomach in situ ,not that different to gutting a rabbit, both in the US and NZ . I was taught to cable tie both ends and lift the lot out .
    Search youtube for gutting a deer as opposed to gralloching a deer, you will see many methods.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by TikkaFan View Post
    Rather that trying to take the whole ensemble out in one go Ive seen guys open up the stomach in situ ,not that different to gutting a rabbit, both in the US and NZ . I was taught to cable tie both ends and lift the lot out .
    Search youtube for gutting a deer as opposed to gralloching a deer, you will see many methods.
    Gralloching can mean removing the stomach/green waste or the whole lot top to toe so to speak....... still the same principal, it needs to be out, and I suspect you are getting hung up on terminology perhaps? everyone removes it in one shape or form
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

  6. #6
    The term is from the mid 1800's apparently (see link)
    gralloch - definition of gralloch in English from the Oxford dictionary

    but I'm sure they were gralloching deer before that (maybe not using that word to describe it though)

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    what do you mean 'its not practiced world wide'? most folk I know tend to remove the innards from an animal before doing anything else.......
    In the states a lot of guys use the gutless method.

    Cheers
    Richard

  8. #8

  9. #9
    From my point post #7 shows that you don't have to spend your hard earned cash on a vast array of equipment you need not have....

    One small sharp knife...does just fine.

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by devon deer stalker View Post
    In the states a lot of guys use the gutless method.

    Cheers
    Richard
    yes but in the states they often dress a carcass out in the field, which isn't what I would say is "normal", more necessity if they have a long extraction or the beast is simply too big to move. On the whole, animals, be they wild, farmed, game or whatever, (clearly not game birds/hares necessarily) get eviscerated as part of the earliest stages of dressing/butchery.
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

Similar Threads

  1. Available Gralloching Course
    By British Shooting Services in forum Training Courses and Materials
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-03-2015, 21:11
  2. Gralloching
    By ksb in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-08-2011, 09:54
  3. Gralloching
    By Tayfix in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27-02-2011, 19:21
  4. Gralloching?????
    By DaveJelen in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 30-11-2010, 17:50
  5. New to Gralloching
    By pbaxter in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-11-2010, 20:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •