As I said, we were given a roadkill deer last two nights ago. Yesterday, while boiling sap and working on the bowl, we dressed the deer. I have harvested many rabbits and found that the deer was not much different, just bigger. The big difference is after your got it quartered.
During the process, Mr. Field and Stream, who has dressed deer before, commented that I was much quicker than his first and that he didn't know how I could stand the smell. The smell was not really any different than that I remember from the rabbits. And, I've had lots of practice on rabbits. Mr. Field and Stream's experience ends with field dressing, so the roles were reversed and I instructed him on removing the hide properly for tanning and quartering the deer. I learned this with Game Processing: Field To Freezer.