Posted November 12, 2015 11:14 pm by Comments

By Patriot Outdoor News

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but what about a deer? A small minority of deer hunters get all their skinning and butchering work done at ground level, but the rest of us usually opt for a solid meat pole where we can hang our deer, tell lies, and sip a beverage while meat is made. But before the venison flag is raised, first you need to decide how to hang the deer. Is it better to hang the deer with its head up or hindquarters up?

IS IT A REGIONAL THING?
Speaking of directions, the cultural compass might have some influence on how folks hang their deer. As a native Minnesotan, I still vividly remember my first deer hunt that took place outside of the Midwest. It was in Oklahoma at a special place called Croton Creek Ranch. Aside from killing my first buck with a bow (and losing its hindquarters to coyotes during the middle of the afternoon), the memories that stick with me most from that hunt are the recovery and butchering of my buck.

Strangely, we didn’t field-dress my buck in the field—we did everything back at the barn. It’s called “field-dressing” for …Read the Rest

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