In Northern Maine where tagging a deer is a family sharing event to include skinning and processing in your father in law's wood shed out back. Dad had chain falls that we used with a spreader to hoist those big ole 200+ pound field dressed bad boys. Hung a few moose in that shed as well. Never paid for anyone to process our game we did on our own splitting the meat up between family and friend households double wrapped in wax paper. It was work but easier with the right set up.
Well now I'm on my own. Dad is not here to firmly direct me to do it his way. :D Now most here in Georgia seem to take everything to a processor. I on the other hand had never even considered such a thing. Sure it must be convenient but the extra cost is hard on single income family wallet. Well last year I was not prepared but figured it out along the way.
If you need to get the deer up off the ground so you can work, try using items in your garage. I pulled down the garage attic ladder and ran a piece of doubled up 2X4 on edge across the opening. I then used a ratchet strap around the 2X4, backed the truck into garage, put it around the deer's neck, I lifted the deer, the wife pulled down on the strap, and I just racketed a few times to hold it in place. Viola! Deer hanging in garage sweet. I gotta tell you I was pretty excited about it.
Now one of my buddies has a hoist that attaches to the reese hitch of his truck. That's a nice piece of equipment to invest in. I hope to get one some day. Sure would help with avoiding getting any blood on the misses. She almost let go the strap when I bear hugged the deer and lifted letting out a gurgling sound from bullet hole. We had a good laugh.