I don't trust myself to accurately chop, so DH got me a machete. Still don't trust my aim, so I'm thinking I'll just hang dinner from the string up against the tree trunk, position the machete against his neck and use a mallet/hammer to whack the machete. Voila, head is chopped off. Any reason why this wouldn't work? I have used my large loppers and lopped off heads, but then blood gets in the joint of the lopper and, once it dries, it's hard to get off. I'm looking to lessen my cleaning chores and figured the machete method would work for me.