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Old 11-14-2017, 09:00 AM   #51
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If caping head down, otherwise hang by the head.
This. We skin head up. Head down only if caping.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:14 AM   #52
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This thread is like debating which way the toilet paper roll faces
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:15 AM   #53
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This thread is like debating which way the toilet paper roll faces
Over the roll!
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:50 AM   #54
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If caping head down, otherwise hang by the head.
This is it for me. Quartering is much easier for me when hung by the head. Skinning is easy either way. Nowadays. I prefer to gut em and let the processor skin em however he wants to.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:58 AM   #55
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One trick that I found helps if you are in the head down camp...split the rib cage down the middle w/ loppers. If you do this, the guts will roll out after you disconnect the diaphragm and are held by the esophagus. Makes gutting while hanging up a breeze.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:05 AM   #56
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i have tried both and prefer to hang by the neck. when i get done at the skinning pole all thats hanging is the head. everything else is in the bucket or cooler.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:06 AM   #57
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Done them both... if you do the rectum first and split hips then I like head up better... if you don't then head up. Pros in meat industry it's head down
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:19 AM   #58
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Done them both... if you do the rectum first and split hips then I like head up better... if you don't then head up. Pros in meat industry it's head down
Wait, what are we talking about here?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:22 AM   #59
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Wait, what are we talking about here?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:27 AM   #60
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I gut them laying down sideways...and let the processor skin it. I donít have the patience to process the meat myself nor the equipment.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #61
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One trick that I found helps if you are in the head down camp...split the rib cage down the middle w/ loppers. If you do this, the guts will roll out after you disconnect the diaphragm and are held by the esophagus. Makes gutting while hanging up a breeze.
^How we do it every time! Also pre-skin the legs and underside before hanging it up. Makes it very easy.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:34 AM   #62
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Wait, what are we talking about here?
... umm should i reword this... or funny enough to just leave lol

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:40 AM   #63
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head up and TP rolls over the top
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #64
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Head down. Cleaner, easier, and if your deer is infected with Nasal bots or a similar (non harming) disease it will rid your deer of that.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:56 AM   #65
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Depends on what I am doing with the deer.

All but the last gut/field dress on the ground

If it will be hanging in the cooler, hang from the head and skin with a few cuts here and there the skin is off quickly. then carry deer into the cooler and hang. Most processing places do it that way and many use a winch to pull the hide off like much like the rock method, is quick and easy.

If processing it at the house or where legal to process beyond 4 quarters like Texas requires I will hang from the back legs and bone it out hanging right there, just meat in the cooler after that. Will take the time to separate the muscles of the hams while hanging, pull tenders and backstraps. pull off the shoulders to bone later and trim off all extra for sausage.

then there is the gutless method. hang by rear legs, skin then pull shoulders, backstraps a small slit in the side at the right place and pull out the tenders. slice the meat off the pelvic bone and pop the rear leg off at the ball joint. guts and chest cavity never opened. At one time this method was not legal in Texas when you had to keep the rib meat. This method is the fastest but wastes some meat and I only use it if in a real hurry since I like sausage and want to get all of it I can.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:57 AM   #66
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Head down to skin. I will say I have not gutted a deer or hog in 3 seasons. No need to. I can usually drag kill close to road and get with vehicle. Skin, cape, take tenderloins, discard leftovers.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:01 PM   #67
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About thirty thousand cattle are slaughtered every weekday. I don't know of a single one that is hung head up. Think about it, then mimmick the professionals.
Generally cattle are not processed down to taking the meat off the bone while hanging either. They are skinned and split down the middle leaving a whole side of beef hanging on one of each of the 2 hooks they are hung from. I seriously doubt you process a deer that way... You could but it sure would be a PITA.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:02 PM   #68
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Since I received my doctorate in Critter Inard Removal at the tender age of nine, I have performed all surgery in the field. Then hang head down back at camp.

You will be receiving a bill for this consultation.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:09 PM   #69
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Gut them on the ground and hang them by the head, it’s how I learned and it’s just easier for me that way. I’ve tried the hang em by the head and gut them hanging routine, but everything just seems backwards and takes me longer. Really no right or wrong way to do it. The only time I hang them by the head is if I’m gonna shoulder mount them.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #70
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If you have a place to hang the deer up quickly, there is no need to gut.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:31 PM   #71
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Head down, loppers for the legs, don't gut - quarters, backstraps, neck meat, & tenderloins on ice - the rest for the buzzards and coyotes ....
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:35 PM   #72
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I'm in the head down group as well. No reason to gut them unless you are hanging in a cooler.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:41 PM   #73
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About thirty thousand cattle are slaughtered every weekday. I don't know of a single one that is hung head up. Think about it, then mimmick the professionals.
This is because cattle are stored in a cooler during rigor mortis (and longer to age). Hanging by the hocks allows weight of carcass to keep more preferred muscles from contracting as much (improving tenderness of prime cuts) and blood doesn't pool in the primary muscles of the hindquarters. This makes some sense to do same for deer if hanging through rigor mortis or longer, but if quartering immediately there is no advantage to meat quality either way. I have always processed my deer and have hung both ways, but have simply found it faster and easier to hand by the head.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:54 PM   #74
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Have done both and prefer head down. I find it easier to hang and quarter out.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #75
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I always gut them on the ground. If I am caping out they go by the horns anything else goes by the legs head down.

reason I hang by horn when caping is so the blood will come out of the chest cavity.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:22 PM   #76
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I always gut them on the ground. If I am caping out they go by the horns anything else goes by the legs head down.

reason I hang by horn when caping is so the blood will come out of the chest cavity.
I'd sure like to watch you cape a deer out that is hanging by the head!
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:54 PM   #77
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Gutting on the ground is pretty easy, the guts just roll out.
I cleaned every deer I shot and a lot of others doing just that or on the tailgate of my Jeep or truck.

Hurt my back in 96 and can't do that anymore so it's head down.

Plastic covered metal cable attached to a bolt in the concrete of the cleaning rack slab with a slip knot on the other end.

Make the cuts on the insides of the rear and front lets and around the neck (if not caping) then put the golf ball inside the hide up near the rump. Put the slip knot around the hide covered golf ball and start winching the deer up and it's skinned.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:11 PM   #78
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I'd sure like to watch you cape a deer out that is hanging by the head!
You took the words right out of my mouth!
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:57 PM   #79
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Yíall non gutters donít keep the heart, rib meat brisket and flank. There 10-15 # of sausage wasted.

MI use the heads down method and only field dress to reduce weight for a long drag or if i have a long haul and itís warm. The way i was taught and will prop never change. I have used the gutless method when the guts and organs are blown to pieces and i wouldnít eat the rib meat anyway. Then i just snag the tenders out and call it good.


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Old 11-14-2017, 04:44 PM   #80
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I don't gut my deer. Haven't in 4-5 years. Hang them by their back legs and get to work. Easy peasy. And yes, I get the tenderloins every time.

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No-gut method is all we do.

Do the same thing in the field if packing out.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:05 PM   #81
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I'm so confused
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:07 PM   #82
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Doesnít matter. Iím not gonna change anyoneís mind in how they skin a deer.
this is the best post on this thread
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:24 PM   #83
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What is this skin and quarter you speak of?

I havenít skinned a deer in I canít even remember how long. I just donít enjoy it and donít mind paying my processor $20 to do it.

That may change when I build my house and am able to do my own processing.


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Old 11-14-2017, 06:27 PM   #84
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I let my TBH son do it all these days...ole' fart status has benefits!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:34 PM   #85
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What about cleaning Wild Hogs? Head up or down?
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:43 PM   #86
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Head down.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:47 PM   #87
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What is this skin and quarter you speak of?

I havenít skinned a deer in I canít even remember how long.
There were Indians who did the same. They called them the women.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:05 PM   #88
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Hang em by the neck unless it's a trophy. Cut a line inside front legs up armpit peel those back then once neck is peeled down enough roll up the cape and pull down roll and pull down. I've had it pull the tail off a doe and it's great having it on the hide I had done.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #89
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head up and TP rolls over the top
Head down, over the top, and beans in my chili
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Head down, over the top, and beans in my chili
You should run for office. You know your stuff
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:43 AM   #92
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I hang head down. They seem to bleed out better
This is what my Daddy taught me.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:44 AM   #93
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Head down, over the top, and beans in my chili
There ya have it.
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Over the roll!


Thatís not debatable
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:17 AM   #95
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Thatís not debatable
Apparently in my house it is... it usually ends up like this...

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If caping head down, otherwise hang by the head.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:19 AM   #97
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I always gut on the ground. If I'm going to skin it I hang by the next cut a little skin and pull it all off with a 4 wheeler or something. If I'm not skinning then I hang by the back legs.. I hear everyone saying they drain better with head down but it seems like it would drain way worse to me but I don't know. Do processors charge less if it's quartered?
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:51 AM   #98
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About thirty thousand cattle are slaughtered every weekday. I don't know of a single one that is hung head up. Think about it, then mimmick the professionals.
This.
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Apparently in my house it is... it usually ends up like this...



At least they leave you paper! Donít know how many times I find an empty roll with no backup.
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