What do you guys do when dressing a deer, do you split the pelvic bone or not? I have always done it(just how I was taught), but I have heard mixed opinions on it. And if so, how do you normally do it? I normally drive the point into the bone and baton the end of the handle until it splits. I wouldnt twist the blade however, I have seen my brother break the tip off a Buck knife doing that. I have heard of a few people that carry hawks or hatchets to do this task.