I still see on several photos the old cutting of the neck thing on dead deer. How many hunters still practice this and why? I'm not a doctor, but I'm thinking unlike farm animals that are stunned then hung up and bled out by sticking them, a dead deer on the ground isn't going to bleed out when the main pump is shut off. This has always been an interesting bit of hunting history with me cause I've never understood the therory behind the practice. If the deer are still alive then I'd be the last one to try to slice and dice a live deer. What do you think?