So you’ve shot a rabbit.  Congrats on the kill, but what are you going to do now?  Skinning and gutting a rabbit, just like any other game, can be a tough task.  First and foremost, you need to have the right hunting knife for the operation.

A skinning knife is ideal for removing the rabbit’s fur.  Whether you’re dressing it in the field (recommended) or afterward, a high-quality skinner, whether it’s a gut-hook or a fixed-blade, is necessary.

But you’ll need a meat cleaver as well, for chopping off the rabbit’s head, legs and tail.

Lastly, and most importantly, you’ll need to know where and how to make your cuts.

Check out the video below from chef Mark Gilchrist, it’s one of the best tutorials on rabbit skinning, gutting and preparation on the web.  Gilchrist is the head chef of the British catering company Game for Anything.

In this video, he skins, guts and prepares a rabbit, showing you a quick and easy may to bring your hunt to a tasty conclusion.