i use the term field but i guess i actually hog dress.
Same here, always called it field dressing though.I actuallly do a variation of hog dressing, I usually don't split the breast bone . I just reach up inside and cut the windpipe instead. I also usually dont split the pelvis either, I am able to pull the end of the intestines out without cutting them by simply working around them with a knife.
Eons ago I use to belong to a very big Gun Club, some of you are still members of that club (Barbertown) some of the best years of my life were spend there with a lot of good friends.
El Jefe - Some of the guys still save the hearts for me, and I save all of the hearts from the deer I shoot, but most of the big "B" members don't eat them. Usually we'll throw on some backstraps &/or shoulders on the grill for a nice "snack"!!! I ran out of my own "homemade" Cajun rub, but we wen't through two containers of that last season, and will probably do the same this season!!!Back in those days if you shot a Buck you only took out the pauch, intestines and anal cavity, you put the Liver in a bag and you left the Lungs and Heart in the deer. It was easier to transport back to the club house this way. That night we would collect the Liver and Hearts and make one of the best meals I have ever eaten.