Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


how is it hanging?

Messages posted to thread:
Jimmyjumpup 18-Sep-23
mgmicky 18-Sep-23
Zbone 18-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 18-Sep-23
olddogrib 19-Sep-23
shade mt 19-Sep-23
Pappy 1952 19-Sep-23
Jon Stewart 19-Sep-23
GUTPILEPA 19-Sep-23
Live2Hunt 19-Sep-23
Dry Bones 19-Sep-23
Skeets 19-Sep-23
HEXX 19-Sep-23
Supernaut 19-Sep-23
Supernaut 19-Sep-23
reddogge 19-Sep-23
601Boho 19-Sep-23
olddogrib 19-Sep-23
Hawken 19-Sep-23
tobywon 19-Sep-23
Wayne Hess 19-Sep-23
Sasquatch73 19-Sep-23
Mahigunn 19-Sep-23
tradslinger 19-Sep-23
Jack Whitmrie jr 19-Sep-23
Woods Walker 19-Sep-23
Jimmyjumpup 20-Sep-23
Jack Whitmrie jr 21-Sep-23
PEARL DRUMS 21-Sep-23
Andy Man 21-Sep-23
kstout 21-Sep-23
Dauntless55 22-Sep-23
CoyoteJohn 23-Sep-23
From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-23




Your deer I mean. Do you hang it by the neck or hind legs?

From: mgmicky Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Sep-23




I think it’s a cultural thing. I great up in the midwest where we always hung them by the neck. I don’t think I ever saw a deer hung upside down until I moved south. Probably need to talk to a butcher to get pros and cons of each.

From: Zbone
Date: 18-Sep-23




Hang it by the head to drain, and then hang it by the hinds to skin and cut up...

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-23




That makes sense Zbone

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Sep-23




I've gone to hanging by the head to use the golf-ball/rope/4- wheeler "banana peel" method. I prefer legs up for quartering (now deboning in half of N.C. thanks to CWD), but I don't go to the trouble to swap ends. Too much trouble of dropping a nice hairless deer carcass in all the stuff you just went to the trouble to keep off of it! What processors that haven't quit taking them have grown increasing anal about hair, dirt, grass and will "have an attack of the vapors" if they see bone! I think Fauci is now moonlighting as head of the state game biologists!

From: shade mt
Date: 19-Sep-23




i don't hang them much anymore.

Skin and debone in the field and pack it out...i get home i'm mostly done.

last couple i did drag out i never hung them up once home, i just did it like in the field. Skinned one side, cut off the meat, roll over and repeat.

the meat does not have to be hanging on the carcass to age

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 19-Sep-23




I hang them by the hind legs, skin and bone while hanging, when done nothing left hanging but the Skeleton.I take the head off first so drains just fine.Don't know why I do it this way , just how I learned and yes I am from the south :) Pappy

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 19-Sep-23




head up

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 19-Sep-23




Feet up head down

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 19-Sep-23




By the hind hocks.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 19-Sep-23




So far I have hung them by the hind hocks, skinned and deboned from posterior to neck. I may try to do it the other way, just to see if it matters. I WISHED Texas would pull their head from their rear ends and let us debone in camp. "No final processing of animals in camp, until it reaches it's final destination." So it is illegal to debone in the field, or in camp. remind you here it is not uncommon to have temps well into the 90's during archery season. Sure would be good if we could process sooner.

-Bones

From: Skeets
Date: 19-Sep-23




Same as Zbone. And I'm from western NY. (north). My dad worked in a butcher shop when he was a kid, so maybe that's where he learned.

From: HEXX
Date: 19-Sep-23




Always by the neck ( butt hole cut out ), for a week with the hide on, in a walk-in cooler.

From: Supernaut
Date: 19-Sep-23

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Head up for me.

From: Supernaut
Date: 19-Sep-23

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Not hanging sideways, I promise.

From: reddogge
Date: 19-Sep-23




Head up to let meat firm up a day and then head down to skin and butcher.

From: 601Boho
Date: 19-Sep-23




Head down to skin. Put the meat in a big ice chest. Crack the lid and leave in a frig for 4-6 days. Change out the water in the cooler a couple times then process.

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Sep-23




Cody, if you were in N.C. you'd get a Gold Star on your chart for processing that deer on site...even where it lays. Last I looked N.C. has had 10 cases of CWD in 5 counties in the last couple years. It is now illegal to move bone-in deer carcasses from any "primary" county(where it's been found) or any surrounding "secondary" county (where none has been found) and about half the state. It appears Texas has had 270 cases in the last 11 years and this stuff has been moving from the west coast to east for 60 years. Would Texas care to swap Wildlife Resources Commissions?

From: Hawken
Date: 19-Sep-23




Loose...and to the left!

From: tobywon
Date: 19-Sep-23




Head down for me.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 19-Sep-23




By hind legs with a gamble , hide down , less hair on meat, cut head off, take wind pipe out deer drains that way, hose down with water if too bloody. What ever way makes you Happy

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 19-Sep-23




Head down, way easier. Can put ice jugs in chest cavity to keep cool. If you cut up and put in cooler to age, use block ice verses bag ice. Way cleaner, can sub out jugs to keep cool, etc. I can only imagine what meat tastes like soaked in bloody water for a time.

From: Mahigunn
Date: 19-Sep-23




Years ago a butcher showed me that once you break the legs loose with a knife you can completely skin a deer hung by the hocks by simply pulling and punching. Deer hides are not particularly tightly attached.

From: tradslinger
Date: 19-Sep-23




going to be doing it all on the tailgate of the truck, hopefully easier on the wife and me.

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 19-Sep-23




Hang by hind leg so heat rises out of it, then skin it hanging same way. I tried the head method once and had hair all over that deer.

From: Woods Walker
Date: 19-Sep-23




"Hang by hind leg so heat rises out of it, then skin it hanging same way."

X2!

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-23




If you are pulling the hide down and the exposed meat is above it how do you get more hair on the animal? Having said that I do it your way Jack. Head down

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 21-Sep-23




JR where you start with head up the hair is longer than on the legs and I ended up with hair all over the meat that took forever to remove.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 21-Sep-23




A propane torch will zap any and all hair off a carcass.

From: Andy Man
Date: 21-Sep-23




He is still hanging out in the woods

Season doesn’t start till October 7 th

From: kstout
Date: 21-Sep-23




Head down. Hang it by the hind legs. Skin it while it’s still warm.

From: Dauntless55
Date: 22-Sep-23




Head down here. Hang as long as temps allow.

From: CoyoteJohn
Date: 23-Sep-23




Used to be head down until I learned how to use a rope and a rock to dehide. No more holding up innards while I open the chest cavity...

I still like head down afterwards for deboning at camp. Otherwise myself and a friend usually just keep the quarters cold and butcher them at the fire station kitchen table after "normal business hours".

And yes, fresh, fried backstrap, mashed taters, biscuits and gravy is always welcome among the crew.





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