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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Well,
beings im just a kid IDK much but we have never hung deer or any game for that matter from the neck....always from the hocks....I now work in a butcher shop and still dont know the answer to this question....but I have yet to see any wild game or livestock hung from the head...I think it just has to do with the build of the anamial and how they go about hacking them up....I know with our deer I find it tons easier to skin when the are hung from the hocks....beings there is already a hole to start skinning from****

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Sounds to me like some of you guy's are not field dressing? I gut an animal laying on the ground; right after it's shot. It's a simple thing really. Grab that tally wacker and pull it away from the body. Start at the front of it with the knife and slide the knife down and pull the tally wacker back at the same time. The urinary track will end up laying on the ground behind the deer but still attached. Don't cut that sucker! Leave it attached to the bladder and take it all out at once, DON"T cut the bladder. Now open up the chest cavity. Next cut a circle around the lip's that never smile. Next cut exactly thru the meat at the center of the pelvis, scrape the pelvis bone a bit and you'll see a thin line. Put the knife blade on that line and push hard while spreading the legs with your knee's, that will seperate the pelvis and loosen up the rectile cannel making removing the ,,,,stuff very easy. With the stuff now laying on the ground just finish removing the entrals. My best time for field dressing a deer was just under three minutes, blindfolded. Some buddies and I used to see who could do it fastest. By the way, if it's a doe the utter will come off just about like the tally wacker.

Sound's like a few of you are making a chore of this.

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Sound's like a few of you are making a chore of this.

I liked this all the way up to the point of splitting the pelvis....you can "key hole" the animal by cutting around from both sides of eveybodys favorite brown eye....I mean from the inside of the cavity that is.....and cut the cords free form the tally and tie them ina knot and all comes out freely......kinda confusing but I geuss it all works in good terms....but totally agree with you on the feild dressing.

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Only problem with cutting out the "tallywhacker" is In the regs and if a game warden wants to be a butthead...Not supposed to remove the sex organs in the field...Only during skinning and processing,,,,Its like that in most states...I do belive (if I remember biology 101) the "tallywhacker" is still concidered a sex organ, even though my Ex may not agree Laugh Laugh

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

thats funny!

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

I prefer to eat freshly shaven does.

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

and beaver season is open year-round,and should be prepared the same way.

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Hanging/skinning a deer.

Yes

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Hanging/skinning a deer.
cam69conv wrote:
Yes

YO get too work instead of playing w/all your hunting friends....would ya!

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