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Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. #8951195 11/07/23 07:13 PM
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Pull it up by the neck with the truck. Skin the neck down just enough to tie a rock in the hide. Plug in the wireless winch controller. Connect the cable and pull the hide off. The whole process took like 2 minutes from unload to skinned. Big thank you to Ktexas14 for accepting my offer on that hitch carrier in the trading post. Just what I needed for getting deer back to camp.

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Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8951265 11/07/23 09:04 PM
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Golf ball will work in place of a rock, too.


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Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8951706 11/08/23 04:47 PM
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I learned that technique in Utah 39 years ago, and it’s the only way I skin big game.
I’ve asked folks in nearby hunt camps if they would, “drive my truck so I can skin my deer”? They would scratch their head wondering what I was talking about. I bet my dad once that I could have my deer skinned, and cooking it’s liver before he could finish his drink. I won. 16 minutes. Once the legs are done, it peels like a banana. Just gotta touch spots with a sharp knife to prevent tearing in areas as it peels down.
Works the same with human/horse power when remote hunting. Not sure about caping one out that way. I never have caped one. My first to get mounted just went to taxidermy. He did it for me. Unsure of details of proper way to cape one.

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Pull it up by the neck with the truck. Skin the neck down just enough to tie a rock in the hide. Plug in the wireless winch controller. Connect the cable and pull the hide off. The whole process took like 2 minutes from unload to skinned. Big thank you to Ktexas14 for accepting my offer on that hitch carrier in the trading post. Just what I needed for getting deer back to camp.

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Next time; saw those legs off first at that joint where your skin stopped.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8951818 11/08/23 07:48 PM
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That is not where the skin stopped. It is where i stopped the winch to take a picture. I left each leg on purpose and simply scored the hide just above each foot. The winch was more than capable to rip the hide right off over them. That way I had something to hold onto as I cut each quarter off. So not to drop any of them in the dirt.

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used this method many times ... key point is make sure the rope tied to the tree/neck is stronger than the line going to the truck/winch.


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Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952125 11/09/23 12:40 PM
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First saw this done about 1969 when I watched our elderly neighbor, a marine biology professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, do it in his driveway. It's pretty amazing when you see how slick it works.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952133 11/09/23 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
That is not where the skin stopped. It is where i stopped the winch to take a picture. I left each leg on purpose and simply scored the hide just above each foot. The winch was more than capable to rip the hide right off over them. That way I had something to hold onto as I cut each quarter off. So not to drop any of them in the dirt.


I’ll do the same as you when I’m remote hunting, and have to pack it out. It’s a great technique many are not familiar with. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952141 11/09/23 01:18 PM
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So, do you just do it with their guts in? Do you just cut a circle around the neck…. or is it necessary to slit down the belly and legs?

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Seems neat but I’ll just skin em normal.


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Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Huntmaster] #8952208 11/09/23 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Huntmaster
So, do you just do it with their guts in? Do you just cut a circle around the neck…. or is it necessary to slit down the belly and legs?



I gut first to make the drag easier. May have to touch membrane in more spots as it peels, but still comes off fast. The less trauma to the skin, the faster it goes.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952283 11/09/23 05:41 PM
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Have done this a few times just to change things up. I prefer to skin it myself.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952288 11/09/23 05:48 PM
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I was able to back up to it immediately after I shot it and I was an am still hunting for a worthy buck, so to get out quick I filled out the tag, lifted it onto the carrier without gutting it and took off for camp.

Yep, only skinned a few inches of neck to tie in a cue ball size rock using a Kevlar rope from my winch kit bag, made a slip knot and loop to hook my winch onto, and let er rip.

Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952316 11/09/23 06:45 PM
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BTW, this was my alternative

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We have done it with an old Willis Jeep. When the sun is going down, its near freezing and the wind is blowing 30mph its nice to get that job done post haste.


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Re: Skinning a doe the Power Wagon way. [Re: Sniper John] #8952347 11/09/23 07:44 PM
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great job, amazing process. love your Ram, using it like you should up


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