If they get that far gone that they are gonna stink a bit mate, cover the antlers in black plastic, or anything that will stop the sun from getting to them and hang them outside or up a tree in the woods and let nature do the stripping out of brains and meat from the skull. I do it this way now, in fact i have a roe head hung on the fence in the field at the top of the garden which has been there since last august. Once it is all dried out, cut through and then bleach.swampy said:I did the butchery bit a week ago after a weeks hanging, the heads had been kicking about the garden shed since then. when i ran the saw through them the brains had gone horrid and very smelly.
I think that may be a confusion of terms. One mans saddle is another mans fillet etcHmm well, the no gut method is OK but how do you extract the fillets without gutting the carcass? On a red or fallow the fillets are quite substantial and a prime cut (especially if the carcase has been hung for a month and has gone black and mouldy)