Id suggest a smaller drop point, with atleast some kind of finger guard. 3 to 4 inch blade. The reason why a drop point is about the best blade shape for field dressing is when turned upside down opening the carcass the dropped point will have less chance of diggin in.
Finger guard is in my opinion essencial, as a guide dressing alot of game in my life that added saftey factor is invaluable in cold wet bloody hands. At 3 to 4 inches which is "skinner" sized it will do everything needed in the field for dressing game and not be unweildy hence more controlable.
Hunter size would be 5 to7 inch blade and still very useable for dressing game out as well as other camp chores but for just skinning, less is often more.
I ended up going with Bark River, Fox Rover series. The blade is absolutely incredible, and hopefully in two to three weeks I will be breaking her in with a nice Buck and a Hog. thanks for all of the responses.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...