Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Tue Sep 20 00:13:27 UTC 2011

I read my regional newspaper's (Springfield News-Leader) farm columns and
it's not uncommon there.  (Farming in the area seems to be predominately
Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Burlingham" <ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM>
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: dress-out

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Ann Burlingham <ann at burlinghambooks.com>
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The picture that I get is of a hunter "dressing out" the carcass,
>> which is hanging from a tree branch,  of, e.g. a deer or a feral swine
>> and then feeding its inwards or other offal to his dogs.
> that's certainly the meaning i have for it, and see in frequent use
> here in western new york hunting country.

well, at least, I have "dress out" as preparing the deer for use. i
sell two books: "dress 'em out" and "field dressing and butchering
deer". could the other animals/meats be an extension from game?

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