1oldfart Don’t worry about that. Part of that could be how much water (if any) the belly was pumped with before you got it.
Processing your kill
I’ve been processing my game since I started hunt (many years ago) and while it does mess the wife’s kitchen up for a day or so, sure does produce better cuts than having it done at a processing place. Most commercial places are focused on getting stuff out as quick as possible so they’re not going to take the time to get ALL the meat off your animal, and they don’t trim them as well as you will either. I agree, processing it yourself is the only way to go.