Fastest Way to Skin a Deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Eaglet, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I had already seen a video of it about 5 to 6 years ago
    but with my son's friend killing a small doe we decided to
    give it a try using the best I could remember. Watch the video.
    Filmed on 10/16/2009. This is also the method geargrinder
    does his skinning on deer and cow elks... I think... :)

    YouTube - Deer Skinning With Your Truck
     
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  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    That's how we have skinned deer on the ranch for years. Except we had ours hung up. Doesn't get any cleaner, no hair on the meat.

    Just start it down the neck and split the hide down the chest to the gut cut. Then ring the legs at the knees, and pull it off.

    Reminds me of my daughter when she was little. She used to fall down laughing when we pulled the hides off deer. She thought it was the funniest thing she ever saw.

    Steve
     

  3. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting that Eaglet:D

    I've seen it all now....

    Bigbuck
     
  4. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    I have to try that for sure!!!
    Thanks for posting.
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Eaglet!! That was excellent! Guess what's on my "to do" list now!
     
  6. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for reading guys!

    Steve, that's a good idea. Next time I'll use a tree... Might not be easy to find one... :)

    I could almost hear your daughter laughing, that did put a smile on my face.
     
  7. geargrinder

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    Yep, that's how we do all of our deer and elk. Nice job Eaglet.

    Steve,

    My daughters are the same. They love the "peeling" part the best.
     
  8. RockyMtnMT

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    I'm glad to hear that your daughters thought it was funny also. Made me wonder if my daughter had a dark side.:rolleyes:

    Steve
     
  9. ODAVID

    ODAVID Well-Known Member

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    FROM MY EXPERIENCE THis method works best on deer the have been killed within a couple hours (the closer to being shot the better). If you wait longer then a couple hours the skin ataches more to the meat and you end up pulling more meat off with the skin. if you notic the meat attaching to the skin then cut it free rather then pull off alot of meat with the skin. same goes if you have major wounds these areas need touchup trimming or you will loose alot of meat.

    Gravity helps but freshs kills are the best

    enjoy the great eating.
    odavid
     
  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting observation. An eye opener!
     
  11. royinidaho

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    Eaglet/Geergrinder,

    Weil I'll be garsh darned. Never saw anything like that!!

    However, I'm a bit concerned that my Habitat Invasion Vehicle (read suzuki sidekick) may not have the rumble or guts of that diesel rig. Maybe if I got on the down hill side?:)

    Anyone ever tried that methon on a yote. A 10' pull rope would really help with the smell. Plus you could drag the hide a ways from the carcass.lightbulb
     
  12. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Roy, I don't think you'd have any problems, that diesel truck I did never acce-
    lerate it. I you have any problems with your suzuki sidekick, just have someone to help you buy just pushing it. That's all! :D
     
  13. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    They do a similar thing to skin Kangaroos down here in Australia.
    Make a small cut in the tail, insert a air hose and blow it up with compressed air like a football.
    They then make a few cuts and latch on a hook. A winch then pulls the skin off clean.
    The whole process only takes a minute or so. Handy when you have to skin hundreds of them.
     
  14. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    We really never stop learning. Do we?

    Thanks for posting, that's a good one!