This is a great tutorial on how to skin, cape and quarter your deer to get it from field to freezer in excellent shape.
Any experienced deer hunter knows that those first hours after your animal is down are critical to keep the meat in great shape. This knowledgeable hunter shows in clear steps how to skin, cape and quarter your deer for the best results.
That was a great demo, minus the accidental cut to the thumb. As this was a filmed lesson, he was probably feeling a little bit time pressured and had a little accident. For us, in the field or at the hunt camp, there is no rush when working through the skinning and quartering, so take your time.
I remember my first couple of times working over my deer. It can be a little intimidating but time and experience pays off. The good news is, you can make a few mistakes and it’s no big deal. Just do your best to keep the meat clean, cool it off quickly, and you will be fine, so don’t hesitate to try new techniques.
In the next deer quartering tutorial, we will take you away from the truck and hoists and show you how to do it in the back country. Learning how to do this deep in the wilds will allow you to hunt those spots that get very little hunting pressure.