I have never read any law that made it unlawful, technically or otherwise. There could be some new law that I am not aware of since the CWD thing in the last year but not to my knowledge.What are the rules on gutting your deer on state land? How about private land?
I have always done it but I heard it is technically not lawful.
Look in the fishing rules, I believe that is hwere you read it, I am sure it applies to all animals though and should be included in the hunting guides as well.I know I read in the past, and more than once over the years, that you cant discard the guts into any water system such as a lake, river or pond. Figures, when I try to find it, I cant.
Here are a few DNR links about field dressing
As to removing heart/liver-any area-hunters have been ticketed for removing-and that would be from a pile that you came on-not from your kill. Untagged deer I suppose.