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Proper Deer hanging

At first reading of this thread I almost  posted about the proper "southern" way to hang a Deer. Now that christ has demonstrated the proper "southern" way in the photos I just had to point it out. LOL

 

Just had to put that out there cause there have been a couple of threads dealing with why do some folks hang their deer upside down by their back legs(proper) or why some hang em by their necks. Of course it is just a matter of preference I think. For me it is just easier to skin with the rear legs spread and held open by the hanger, but thats just me an everybody else I have ever hunted with. You may do it different. :\\\\:D/

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You’re right.  Honestly, I

You’re right.  Honestly, I didn't field dress that deer.  So I hung it up by the neck and pulled a garbage barrel underneath it and let everything drop into a lawn trash bag.  Then I flipped it over to skin it.  I even messed around with an air compressor to see what it would do if I cut a slit in the leg to see if the hide would come off easier.  This moderately worked but not worth the effort.  However, after sharing the experience and making it way harder than it should be a buddy came over for the next deer we harvested.  I didn't field dress it.  Hung it upside down and skinned it with everything in tact.  Took the tenderloins, back straps, quartered it and put it all in a cooler on ice. 

That was way different and less messy.  I learned something that day.  No need to be polite with me, tell it like it is.  I don’t mind the "Hey dummy your doing it wrong"  LOL

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I couldn't even imagine using

I couldn't even imagine using a processor. We kill too many animals to be able to afford the luxery of having someone else do it for us. Besides I feel much better knowing every step of the conditions and cleanliness are under my control. Once you get the system down yuo will get pretty good at it. We made one of the hoists for the back of the truck similar to the one you mentioned. My dad spent an hour with a welder and created a nice one. It comes apart in the muddle so we take it with us hunting all the time now. It makes a big difference in getting things done quickly and cleanly. I gave up on the bear hug method of lifting them up years ago. Over time you will have everything yuo need to get the job done. An electric grinder is a huge benefit, I used to use a hand grinder when I was a kid but I can say for sure that it's money well spent to go electric.

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I feel the both of

I feel the both of ya....Swisher,i also miss them good ole day's...Back in my younger day's Pop's had a lease just like you talk about...Family an Friend's 2gether aHunt'n...PriceLess!...I to like you,think i'm a lil closer...I can be in stand in bout 15 min from house,no complaint's though...Hunter25,meat grinder for sure...I've got one of them from BP,i think it's 1 3/4 horse...I have the sausgage att,cubed att...I love it...What i want to get though is a band saw,i remember back in the day Gramp's wood slice some mean ham's up...

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I've cut up deer in my garage

I've cut up deer in my garage a couple of times. I even cut them up hanging from a tree outside.

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A tree,Outside... ...No

A tree,Outside...Confused ...No way!....lol.....Love Ya Man....

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Hey chrisp, I'm from

Hey chrisp, I'm from Tuscarawas county. Here in the backwoods of Tuscarawas county in Ohio, alot of people are a hangin them from a tree, lol.

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Tapia,yep that's the way

Tapia,yep that's the way Gramp's an Pop's taught me...When i gut one i put it on tailgate of picup,it help's the ole back out.No bend'n or squat'n,an roll it out in garbage can with plastic bag in it.Then hang it just like you see it,see something different though?How many of you guy's kin get your wife out there a do'n it? Swisher,i've seen guy's up in Georgia do something simmular to what your talk'n bout,no gut'n it.Throw it on tailgate an go to cut'n,they'd get backstrap,quarter's then reach in and feel to get Tenderlion's.That's what i did'nt like about it,when i cut them Tenderlion's out i want to see what i'm a dew'n.....Tapia,while i got ya here...How did post 12 get between 11 and 13,look at date's....I no that sound's like a stupid question....

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Lucky Tapia boy

chrisp wrote:

How many of you guy's kin get your wife out there a do'n it?

Call me Lucky cause my wife will get elbow deep in it. She also used to own her own live bait business until she went back to school for her BS Degree. She owns her own Bay Boat to boot. I just ride around while she drives and when the day is done she'll clean and cook what we caught. She can throw a 10 foot cast net better than I can throw a 6 1/2 foot net and looks pretty dang good while she does all of this. Yeppers, life is good for this here Tapia boy.

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 Tapia,while i got ya here...How did post 12 get between 11 and 13,look at date's....I no that sound's like a stupid question....

 

Thats cause #12 was a reply to a particular post and not just the Topic in general. It depends on which "Reply" button you mash.

Mash the "Reply" button in the bottom left corner and you'll reply to the Topic and it'll show up as the next post in line at the end of where the last Topic Reply was.

Mash the "Reply"  button in the right hand corner of the particular post that you wish to reply to and it'll take it's place as the next reply at the end of any previous replies to that particular post. It is also slightly indented if you will notice.

hope this helps.

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My wife probably skinned more

My wife probably skinned more deer then me becuase of her father.  She grew up on game meat, (Moose, deer) and fish(brook trout and landlocked salmon).  When we started dating I used to joke that the only thing wrong with her was she didn't come with her own bass boat.

Now she wont eat any of it.  She'll cook it up but not eating.  Also nobody eats fish in the house except me.  Insane.  The kids will tear up some deer sausage or if I make steak tips with rice.  Jerky, can't even keep jerky, that goes real quick.  As for the helping and getting elbow deep they're a bit taken back but will do it because it has to be done.  I remember the 1st moose that hung in my garage.  My Daughter was 3, comes walking into garage and says, "Is She Sleeping?"  Cow moose all opened up as I run a reciprocating saw through the rib cage.  Ever field dress a moose?  Forget about elbow deep.  You need to find a small frenchman to crawl up in there to get the heart and lungs out... LOL

Random thoughts today.  haha.

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