Skinning lessons

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  1. kravi

    kravi New Member

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    Oh my G-d. You were serious...

    If I owned a truck (please don't kick me out of the Man club for that) I would be so ready to try that right now!

    As it is, I'll make sure I rent a truck when I go out hunting next season :D

    I'm really pleased to hear about Hunters for the Hungry. I'll definately contribute to them.

    -Kravi
  2. Country101

    Country101 Active Member

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    I hope ya cant get kicked out for not having a truck, I just sold mine last night. :( Now I got a 96 tercel.

    A four-wheeler would work. Or just tie it to the axle or anywhere else that's stout on your car.
  3. JohnK3

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  4. Sackett

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    After getting the deer out of the woods, I decide how much work I'm willing to do on it. Depends on the time of day and temp.
    If its too cold for me and getting dark, I just lay it on the ground, carefully split it open, and remove the insides from esophogus to groin. I leave the skin on because it only costs $10 to remove it. I wash it out with a hose. Throw it back in the truck and take it to the processor which is not too far. I've had deer at the processors within an hour of being shot.
    In our county, processors will do the deer for free if the meat is for a local charity, such as the Children's Home. I'm sure other locales have the same procedure.
    Some processors will do the whole business for you. All you do is show up with the deer fresh from the woods. Course it costs a little more that way.
    As was said before, it really helps to have someone show you how the first time or two. Maybe someone will turn up for you.
    Yol Bolsun.
  5. AlleninAlaska

    AlleninAlaska New Member

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    Send me your address. I have a video that is required watching for non-resident hunters in some Game Management Units up here. It shows how to do a moose, but a moose is nothing more than a 1200 pound deer. I make copies of this video and send it to friends that are coming up this way hunting.
  6. sluggermn

    sluggermn New Member

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    for skinning the deer we do it head up. start by cutting around the skull in front of the ears all the way around. then cut around all 4 legs at the half way point between the knee and hoof. then skin back the hide on the skull enough to get a good lump of hide and the ears ( this is our version of the tennis ball).about 3 to 4 inches is usually enough. then we wrap a log chain around the ear/skull lump of hide, hook the other end to any vehicle and drive like its stolen ( just kidding ) pull slowly and it peels down like the prom queens pantys on homecoming night. :D

    good luck on your up coming hunt.

    btw have you started scouting areas yet? I am sure all of us have tips on what to look for and where to look and go to.

    Slugger
  7. goebel32

    goebel32 New Member

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    go over to the Firearmsenthusiast and click on The Hunters Lounge. In the archives there is an old boy who has killed and dressed over 600 big game animals and helped dress out that many more. It is explained in detail and I seem to recall some pictures of him dressing a couple of elk on a snowy hillside.
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