A friend of mine recently taught me how to butcher a lamb for myself. So now I can save money and get the cuts just the way I like them.
The pictures that follow are a bit graphic, so be SURE you want to know how this is done before you continue. But if you do, mmmmm... so delicious!
Step 1: Get your stuff together
If you're doing a halal killing (in keeping with islamic law) you won't need the gun or the rope. I have not yet worked up the nerve to try it that way, so I use the gun.
Step 2: Get the critter
Tie the front and back legs together so the animal can't get up or move. Trust me, it's for the best. Use the rifle at close range to make sure the animal doesn't suffer. Aim for the spot just behind the ear and make certain that you use proper gun safety! If you shoot your own foot, don't come crying to me.
If you are going to do a halal killing, you will need to have someone help you hold the animal, but you can't bind it. You also have to skip this step and go directly to step three.