How to do the gutless method on an elk (or deer, pronghorn, moose, etc.). In this video, Randy Newberg is using his new Gerber exchange blade knife on a recently harvested elk in New Mexico. He does a thorough overview on how to do the gutless method while also caping the animal.
Randy suggests to start on the pieces that are easiest, depending on how to animal fell as well as the topography that you have to do the field dressing on. Make sure to know the requirements of proof of sex before you start field dressing.
Randy starts with a dorsal cut along the spine. From there he starts working on the quarters, one side at a time. Once one half of the elk is done, you can flip the elk (or other animal) over and repeat the same processing mirroring what you just did on the other side.