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Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2017, 01:11:08 PM »
Speeking of air I've a few videos about removing the hide with an air compressor. Works best on small critters but can be effective on deer as well.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2017, 02:49:12 PM »
Yes this method to loosen hide from carcass rocks very well. Providing the carcass isn't frozen. If it is frozen allow it to thaw and will work. Some taxidermists actually prefer this method for caping up to the head. Almost everyone of them will want to skin the head on a trophy animal themselves.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2017, 04:59:33 PM »
Yes this method to loosen hide from carcass rocks very well. Providing the carcass isn't frozen. If it is frozen allow it to thaw and will work. Some taxidermists actually prefer this method for caping up to the head. Almost everyone of them will want to skin the head on a trophy animal themselves.

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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2017, 06:26:18 PM »
When I was a mere toddler, my dad raised rabbits for meat.  He told me he would use a bycicle tire pump to skin them.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2017, 05:41:59 AM »
I've used the air compressor trick when cleaning snapping turtles before, haven't tried it on a furry critter though.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2017, 12:43:24 PM »
I've been pulling the hides for years.  Years ago, a man that worked with us told me his son-in-law would pull the hide with a pickup truck, that got my attention.  I checked it out and there are several ways people do this, depending on conditions.  It is really not much different than a hide puller in a butcher house, just looks a little strange when it's going on.  Lot less chance for getting hair on the meat.
We've used pickup, golf cart and tractor, just like taking your sock off your foot!
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2017, 08:54:38 AM »
I've been pulling the hides for years.  Years ago, a man that worked with us told me his son-in-law would pull the hide with a pickup truck, that got my attention.  I checked it out and there are several ways people do this, depending on conditions.  It is really not much different than a hide puller in a butcher house, just looks a little strange when it's going on.  Lot less chance for getting hair on the meat.
We've used pickup, golf cart and tractor, just like taking your sock off your foot!
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Yep it works. Hang it by the head, Make all your cuts around the neck, up the belly, and around the legs, pull a little skin down from the back of the neck, put a baseball or baseball size rock on the fur side and fold the skin over it, tighten a rope around it, tie the other end to a bumper and slowly pull the entire hide off.  Works great
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2018, 04:02:25 PM »
I've been pulling the hides for years.  Years ago, a man that worked with us told me his son-in-law would pull the hide with a pickup truck, that got my attention.  I checked it out and there are several ways people do this, depending on conditions.  It is really not much different than a hide puller in a butcher house, just looks a little strange when it's going on.  Lot less chance for getting hair on the meat.
We've used pickup, golf cart and tractor, just like taking your sock off your foot!
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Yep it works. Hang it by the head, Make all your cuts around the neck, up the belly, and around the legs, pull a little skin down from the back of the neck, put a baseball or baseball size rock on the fur side and fold the skin over it, tighten a rope around it, tie the other end to a bumper and slowly pull the entire hide off.  Works great
Id like to add....pull the hide before it freezes. Not fun tying to pull frozen skins off.  Here is my set up. I used the atv to pull the hides.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2018, 06:04:24 PM »
Oh yeah, skinning a frozen one, miserable.
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Re: best time to skin a deer
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2018, 03:18:52 PM »
I am going to have to try pulling it off with some type of vehicle.
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