As they say in big game hunting, "the fun stops when you squeeze the trigger." To make things a little easier, I like to have the best tools on hand for the after-shot chores. For breaking down an animal, I generally use the two knives shown below. On top is a Lionsteel M4 in M390 steel patterned in the super useful drop point configuration. On bottom is a Brad Zinker fillet knife in CPM154 steel.
The M390 steel is crazy hard, and holds a razor edge forever. The steel is so hard, that anything less than diamond hones will require lots
of patience to sharpen it. I can clean a lot of animals with it, and still split hairs with the blade.
The CPM154 steel of the Zinker knife is a well know high performer. The fillet style blade is great for carefully cutting out backstraps, and for "cleanly" executing the all important butt-ectomy.