I debone and toss it on the table and she attacks that. Once I'm done deboning, I help her.
then we wrap, clean up and put it all away til the next one is hanging in the garage.
When we got married, she was afraid of guns and never been exposed to hunting, fishing or camping.
When I cleaned my rifle in our first apartment she would leave the room. She never had an issue with me doing any of it, just it scared her as unknown.
For our 5 year anniversary she bought me a shotgun (nothing like your wife saying "close your eyes I have a surprise" then you hear metal clinking and the very distinctive sound of a pump shotgun. Yikes!)
Now after 28 years, two grown sons who hunt, my wife is: - Two time NH 3D state archery champion - NETA "World Champion" - She loves hunting, has hunted unsuccessfully for years (couple of misses with bow, no shots with guns) - Is terror with a pellet gun on the chipmunks who raid her bird feeder - Shot her first turkey this spring - Shot her first deer with a bow this fall
I had to "build her" but yes, she's a keeper!
Hopefully I can build me one like that Bob, I know there has to be one more out there like that. I would have to think that it brought you guys closer together as well. You guys get to share the outdoors together. That's what I want. Well done Bob, we'll done bud...
She hit a MONSTER bull elk hunting that we never found, hit it high in the shoulder, second shot hit a branch. When the outfitter looks at the tracks and says "this is a big bull" then you know it was a big bull. Bummer we never found it.
Oh, and she's better than me on a tough blood trail!