Field Dressing Equipment
Most birds and game animals can be field dressed with a normal, sharp hunting knife with a 2½- to 4-inch blade. Bring a sharpening steel to sharpen your knife while you are working. Field dressing larger animals might require a game saw or axe to split bones. If you want to keep the heart and liver to eat, use plastic bags to carry them home. For large animals that must be skinned and quartered in the field, you need cheesecloth game bags to hang meat and protect it from flies. You might also want to carry some paper towels to wipe out the body cavity and clean yourself. Remember not to litter!