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Step by Step Instructions


IMPORTANT: View instructional video and read these instructions completely before using the 10 Minute Deer Skinner (Patent Pending).

The 10 Minute Deer Skinner is the most time efficient method that we've found (using the least amount of physical effort) to take a deer from the buck pole to the deep freeze. Your deer must be properly field dressed and placed on a clean sheet of plastic (2 mil. drop cloth suggested) before the 10 Minute Deer Skinner is utilized.


Extend the skin cut on the deer from the field dressed cut to the base of head. (Two to four inches from the head.) From the end of this cut, make a complete circle around the neck, connecting with the original cut. Important: Cut skin only, not the meat.


Attach loop of plain cable to an immovable object (tree, stump, ball hitch of parked vehicle, etc.). Slip the loop on the other end of plain cable around the deer head, behind the ears, and hand tighten (see Figure 2). From cut on back of neck, pull hide back toward the tail six (6) to ten (10) inches.

Cut skin on each front leg from knee joint to brisket cut. Make a cut circling the knee joint. Note: DO NOT PULL SKIN. Again, cut skin only, not meat. Brush hair off drop cloth, and clean area around the deer, so the skinned carcass will drop on a clean surface.


This step will utilize the two stage ball and skinner plate for hide removal. Take the long cable that contains the skinner plate and two stage ball (see Figure 1); and place the skinner plate (flat surface down) on the raw side of the hide. Push the small end of the two stage ball from the hair side of the hide, through the hole in the skinner plate (see Figure 3). Hand tighten cable around the narrow section of the two stage ball by pulling only on the coated end of the cable.

Note: Only the small side of the two stage ball should push through the skinner plate. Be certain there is enough loose skin to cover both the small and large portions of the two stage ball. Any exposed surface of the two stage ball will cause the skin to slip out of the cable.

Place other end of cable on ball hitch of a moveable vehicle. Be sure that all cables are now in place, and tightly secured between immovable object, deer, and vehicle.

Advance vehicle (slowly) to remove slack. Hunter should stand to the side of deer for safety reasons and to signal the driver. Vehicle should be advanced (see Figure 4) until skin is removed to the hind leg joints. Cut skin around each back leg between knee and ankle joint. Resume truck advancement (if necessary) until skin is completely removed. Your deer should be completely skinned and dropped back on a clean, plastic surface (see Figure 5).

Note: If the animal has been down for an extended period of time, the front legs of the deer may need to be moved toward rear to permit clean skin removal around the legs. Also, if the hide is to be kept, skin tail by hand (as shown in video). Finally, if the hide is to be tanned, split each back leg open from hind quarter to end of leg.


Figure 1

Man cutting deer skin

Figure 2

cable loop around deer's neck

Figure 3

half skinned deer on a tarpaulin

Figure 4

skinned deer on a tarpaulin

Figure 5

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