November 9th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Hang: head up or head down?
Do you hang your deer head up or head down?
What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?
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November 9th, 2010, 03:29 PM
I hang mine head down. Easier to gut, skin and quarter.
November 9th, 2010, 03:30 PM
November 9th, 2010, 03:31 PM
November 9th, 2010, 03:31 PM
head up to gut on the farm--lets the innards fall into trash can
head down to skin & quarter
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November 9th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Well working for a taxidermist i can tell you that if your gonna get it mounted or even do a skull mount yourself dont hang it head down too long. All the fluids tend to gather in the tissue and makes it a pain in the A** to grasp any meat for cutting or fine skinning.
November 9th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Head down for skinning. It helps to keep hair off the meat.
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November 9th, 2010, 03:37 PM
You do not want to stretch out the neck for your mount if its all swollen from the rut, by hanging it head up.
November 9th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Hanging it from the head makes it a little harder to work around the hams. Without something between their legs it's a little more difficult to remove the skin. I have cleaned many deer on the ground and one in the dorm showers. Anything is easier than that. I prefer head down.
November 10th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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November 10th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Originally Posted by BowHuntnRedneck
Pick a spot, a small spot!
November 10th, 2010, 09:09 AM
Head down but keep in mind if you got one that your going to mount and your trying to keep it cold with ice get it skinned out before packing ice because the water will ruin the cape i know this from a bad exp. myself.
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November 10th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Wow. I'm trying to picture how I woulda got a deer carcass in the door and up the stairs, let alone in the bathroom. Somehow, when I was in school, I think that woulda been frowned upon. LOL. Good job.
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November 10th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Head down. We hang them over night if the temp will allow and I think this keeps all the blood and fluids running to the head. Since we don't eat the head it is better to have that all there than in the hind quarters. If we are going to get a mount the deer gets caped out right away.
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November 10th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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November 10th, 2010, 09:34 AM
hang by horns if its a wall hanger....need blood to run out of his head.
hang by legs if its meat... blood runs our nose/mouth.
simple as that.
November 10th, 2010, 09:52 AM
i hang mine head down for skinning but if temps are cold and im going to let it hang a day or so i hang it head up the fluids run out better i buid a fire in one part of my garage in the other i hang my deer head high we put on a pot of coffee and let the stories begin walking back in forth from deer to fire those days have been the best days of my life put on some merl haggard playing in background and some deer cilli in a crockpot man i love those days
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November 10th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Bucks that are getting mounted, head up. Everything else head down.
November 10th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Definitely not experienced by any means, but any time I've watched guys gut their own deer... it's always been head up... might have to try the upside-down approach.
November 10th, 2010, 10:10 AM
I gut 'em in the field laying on the ground then haul them to the barn and hang them head down to skin and quarter
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November 10th, 2010, 10:19 AM
I wouldn't even know how to begin gutting my deer head up. I've been doing it head down my whole life and not even sure how it would work head up. But thats just me. HAHA
November 10th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Originally Posted by wihunter402
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November 10th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Head up, skin it with a truck nov 10 deer2.jpg
Originally Posted by MISSOURIBOY
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November 10th, 2010, 11:47 AM
We do heads down...
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November 10th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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