If you have never seen a deer field dressed you are in for an adventure. I would recommend that you get a kit that has the plastic shoulder gloves and the latex gloves because it's going to be messy. It doesn't have to be messy but with no experience it probably will be, but that is part of hunting.
I would recommend you have a knife with a gut hook and also a small saw for the bone, it will make your life much easier. I am sure there are as many was to skin a deer as there are members on this web site but I always start on the backside and work forward.
If it's a doe I remove the milk sack if a buck I cut around the male parts without removing entirely then in the crease between the back legs I cut to the bone between the hams. This allows the legs to open a little wider.
I then cut around the anus taking the blade of the knife completely around the cavity there to loosen it from the carcass, once again not cutting it free.
Now with all the parts loose but still connected I take the gut hook and starting between the hams and going forward cut the outer skin and muscle up to the breastbone. If it's a buck to mount the head you will stop there.
If no mount take the small saw and continue the cut up the ribs as far as possible. At this point all the insides are trying to come out but not yet. spread the chest open and reach inside and get your hand around the heart and the trachea, you will have to do this by feel. When you have a good grip reach in with the other hand and cut the trachea loose with the knife. Be careful to not cut your fingers off in the process.
When it's cut you can now start to pull out the insides. It will all come out at once if you cut the membranes as you pull. They will be on each side of the lungs and there is some connective tissue attached to the spine you may have to cut. It will all come out at this point all the way to pelvis. Take the saw and cut this bone right between the thighs. It is thin and maybe four inches long. This will allow you to remove the last of the intestines and bladder.
Done right everything should come out all in one pile.
Good luck, it is really not as hard or as nasty as it may sound.
As for the scent thing, buy some scent free sport wash for the clothes and some scent free shower wash and just start with that and decide on the other stuff latter. One other thing is UV. Don't wear anything in the woods that has been washed in normal detergent it all has UV brighteners that will make you stand out like a neon sign to deer. If you hunting clothes have already been washed with that stuff you will need to buy the UV killer spray.
Also don't wear anything blue it seems that is the only color that deer can actually see.
Good luck! It is a good thing you are doing
If your to busy to go hunting, your just to busy.
Last edited by Buckshot; 11-16-2010 at 06:29 AM.