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Fjold
06-22-2011, 4:57 PM
I thought that some of you might be interested in seeing how this is done in Africa. The thing to remember is that nothing goes to waste in Africa. The only parts left on the site when the guys were done were a couple of hundred pounds of stomach contents and the blood that soaked into the ground. Everything else is taken back to camp to eat or gets sent out to the local villages.

First you cut the skin behind the last rib. I am getting a shoulder mount done so they were really careful with the hide.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1139.jpg
Then you use an axe to break the spine and connecting tissue at the ribs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1142.jpg
Then the guts literally come rolling out. The big white mass is the stomach and there is a couple of hundred pounds of partially digested grass in there that gets taken out and all the internal organs are set aside for later.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1145.jpg
With the front exposed, one of the guys crawls inside to get out the lungs heart and windpipe, trachea, etc.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1146.jpg
This what the lungs look like when a 300 grain TSX destroys the back half of one and blows a hole in the other.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1148.jpg
Then everything gets loaded in the truck. Yes, it takes 6 guys to load the front half.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/100_1166.jpg

E Pluribus Unum
06-22-2011, 5:06 PM
That's a lot of meat!


I misread that... I thought it was going to be a picture of a buffalo in a dress and I thought "Rosie O'Donnell doesn't wear dresses...".

lewdogg21
06-22-2011, 6:43 PM
Very cool. Never thought about it but yeah you can't field dress it quite like a deer or Elk.

Gladdis.45
06-22-2011, 7:05 PM
Very nice! That's a big animal.
Cool pics too!!

r3dn3ck
06-23-2011, 5:55 AM
skin looks to be about a solid inch or so thick. Nice buff! How's the flavor? Beefy?

Sanderhawk
06-23-2011, 6:20 AM
Thanks for the write up. How long did it take to field dress it?

duckman1
06-23-2011, 6:53 AM
Nice buff bosses worn and he is huge. A buffalo is on my list for the next trip was not able to squeeze one in on the last one.

Damn True
06-23-2011, 6:58 AM
Very cool. Never thought about it but yeah you can't field dress it quite like a deer or Elk.

I imagine you "could" if you happened to have a front-end loader handy with which to move the big SOB.

moy2441
06-23-2011, 11:27 AM
That is cool. Very. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

caoboy
06-23-2011, 1:24 PM
skin looks to be about a solid inch or so thick. Nice buff! How's the flavor? Beefy?

Buffalo is a bit different than beef. It's pretty close, but just has a certain taste that you can tell it's not cow.

damon1272
06-23-2011, 1:42 PM
Awsome Fjold. I am on my way to Montana for prairie dogs. I will show you how I field dress a pdog at a 100 yards with a .223. Same principal, just alot faster and I don't have to get my hands dirty.:D

Great pics by the way of your buff.

tony270
06-23-2011, 2:05 PM
Man, nice show.

HH and thanks for sharing.

wjc
06-23-2011, 4:14 PM
That's a lot of meat!


I misread that... I thought it was going to be a picture of a buffalo in a dress and I thought "Rosie O'Donnell doesn't wear dresses...".

You owe me a keyboard and monitor. :D

Big Jake
06-23-2011, 4:39 PM
Great pics!