Trail cam video busts the ‘never gut where you hunt’ myth

A hunter decided to test the old hunting rule to ‘never gut your kill near your stand.’ Most hunters would assume that the field dressing process would leave behind too many scents that would probably scare off the next big buck or attract too many predators. After cleaning his recent kill where it lay, this hunter set up a trail camera to find out just what the response would be. 198 pictures later, he had his answer. The vast majority of the images are filled with scavengers feasting on the left overs, but in the wee morning hours a tiny buck and a decent sized doe both visit the spot. Neither seem too spooked by the gut pile, and the doe even freshens the nearby scrape before moving along.

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