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Car Skinning a Deer, pics

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 22,394 Senior Member
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I use a golf ball. A smooth rock will work. In these pics the deer was hung from a tree. I've done it by tying the deer to a fence. You gotta cut around the neck and cut up the legs and pull the skin down below the front legs. Then put the golf ball, Rock, Tennis ball, baseball whatever works for you, under the skin and tie a rope around it. The rope needs to be relatively small in diameter, say 3/8s" to half inch diameter. If you have a trailer hitch ball that is ideal to tie around to hook to the car. Then drive off slowly.

I tried this with a 150 pound boar hog. Didn't work. A hog is too tough. Maybe a small hog, up to 70 pounds, at least that was my experience. Oh yeah, and drive off slooooowly..
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    As long as they're dead first. :up:
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    I've wanted to try this for a while. However, I have heard that you should never try this with a spine-shot deer or any other deer that has had it's backbone compromised, as it could result in a heavy, wet wallop to the back of your vehicle (and the expected level of damage that comes with it) when the critter busts into two parts.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,202 Senior Member
    I saw a local butcher skin a couple of antelope that Linefinder and I killed using this technique. He hung them upside down, though, instead of head up. I'm not sure why, but that's the way he did it.

    It didn't take long once he got them hung up and skinned around the hocks. Also, I think he used a golf ball, but I don't remember for sure.
    Jerry

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,316 Senior Member
    I've used a come-along in the same manner....
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    I saw a local butcher skin a couple of antelope that Linefinder and I killed using this technique. He hung them upside down, though, instead of head up. I'm not sure why, but that's the way he did it.

    It didn't take long once he got them hung up and skinned around the hocks. Also, I think he used a golf ball, but I don't remember for sure.

    The place near my old Nebraska stomping ground also used an upside-down approach, but did it with a hydraulic system that approximates the same thing as using a car. It's stunning to hand your deer off to one guy and, by the time you're done handing your processing order sheet for a different worker, see your deer completely skinned and already being moved on to the cutting station.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,981 Senior Member
    Back in the 60s I was hunting with 2 old timers in Colo. when one of them picked up a rock and bet me 10 bucks he could skin my deer in less than 10 min. with the rock, I lost the bet.

    JAY
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I've wanted to try this for a while. However, I have heard that you should never try this with a spine-shot deer or any other deer that has had it's backbone compromised, as it could result in a heavy, wet wallop to the back of your vehicle (and the expected level of damage that comes with it) when the critter busts into two parts.

    I agree. But anywhere else, like a shoulder shot or in the ribs it works great.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    I saw a local butcher skin a couple of antelope that Linefinder and I killed using this technique. He hung them upside down, though, instead of head up. I'm not sure why, but that's the way he did it.

    It didn't take long once he got them hung up and skinned around the hocks. Also, I think he used a golf ball, but I don't remember for sure.

    The first time I tried this was on my last deer lease back in the early 90s. The guy who told me about it said to hang it by the neck. I was hard headed and tried it upside down. I found that it was harder for the skin to come off. If you hang it by the neck and pull down toward the deer's behind on the skin rather than doing it the traditional up side down direction and it comes off easier. However using your car or pickup you don't notice the extra effort requires so much.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Montana RanchMontana Ranch New Member Posts: 6 New Member
    I've never seen this done before, but what a great idea! Definitely something I'm going to try on my next deer!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,866 Senior Member
    I've never seen this done before, but what a great idea! Definitely something I'm going to try on my next deer!
    Welcome aboard
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    I've never seen this done before, but what a great idea! Definitely something I'm going to try on my next deer!

    Hey it works good. But there's a little preparation skinning the front legs and around the neck and down. You need it skinned down just below the front legs, at least that's what we always do and it comes right off. But it doesn't take long.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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