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Hunting Man 01-16-2013 11:57 AM

Skinning
 
With all the winch and hoist discussions I thought I'd see how everyone does their skinning. I hang all deer from the head, cut around the neck, slice up the legs, cut down the middle of the back making two equal sides and simply pull off both halves. I have found this to be the quickest method. I'm not one to pull off with a 4-wheeler! :ranting:

spiker 01-16-2013 02:15 PM

Same way unless its big and i gotta cape it then i hang it from back legs

on_the_fly 01-16-2013 02:24 PM

I hang all mine from the hind legs, cut around the rear legs above (below hanging) the sent glands then cut white n brown hair line from one leg to the next

Bud 01-16-2013 03:34 PM

I hang mine by the back legs.I would be lost trying to quarter it out with the head up.I guess is is all in how we where thought.

timberghost 01-16-2013 06:34 PM

I cut around the head and cut the field dress cut up more to meet the head cut. I hang the deer by the head and noose both ears with a rope and keep pressure on the back of the head so that all the pulling force will be down the back of the deer. I then make cuts along the top of both front legs from the field dress cut and then circle cut at the bottom by the hooves. I then either by way of 4 wheeler or foot will begin the pull. By foot I just keep the rope tight as can be and stand on it using something for balance (tree). As I keep stepping the hide comes down and then I tighten the slack and keep stepping. As I reach the bottom of the hind legs I just circle cut by the hooves and a little slit up and the skinned deer just slides right out. Same for 4 wheeler. Noose aroung the ears and winch slowly. Much better when the hide is still warm because the hide just slides on down.

Hellbilly 01-16-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Hunting Man (Post 74795)
With all the winch and hoist discussions I thought I'd see how everyone does their skinning. I hang all deer from the head, cut around the neck, slice up the legs, cut down the middle of the back making two equal sides and simply pull off both halves. I have found this to be the quickest method. I'm not one to pull off with a 4-wheeler! :ranting:

same way but head down. cut a few slits in hide for hand holds and pull hide off very little knife work skinnin

Hunting Man 01-17-2013 06:39 AM

Reason I hang my deer head up is to allow the carcass to blood drain out. Most times I take a bucket of cold water and splash up inside the body cavity to wash out most of the blood and let it drain and hang.

Hellbilly 01-17-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Hunting Man (Post 74818)
Reason I hang my deer head up is to allow the carcass to blood drain out. Most times I take a bucket of cold water and splash up inside the body cavity to wash out most of the blood and let it drain and hang.

I blood mine in a cooler on ice for 5-7 days until the water flows clear

on_the_fly 01-17-2013 08:49 PM

I've always just used a water hose and rise the deer off well before I even cape it. Then I always pat dry with a towel then cape and cut off head. Any internal excess blood runs right out the neck.


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