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Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726498
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kill- skin -cut up and age in fridgeator

Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726509
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If you leave all the meat on the carcass, when you skin it, that little bit that drys out isn't going to affect anything. I like to let them hang for awhile after skinning unless it's too warm. Not in the sun. If it's a young deer, it probably doesn't matter much, but it makes them more tender.


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Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726510
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Re: Skin on or off [Re: Hutchy] #7726743
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Originally Posted by Lugnut
Skin on unless you have a humidity-controlled locker like they do for aging beef.

For those who donít think aging venison doesnít improve the quality of the meat; they have either never done a true comparison or just donít know.




Maybe I like chewing? You never thought of that, did you??

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Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726760
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Skinned within hours hang 3-7 days depending on weather.

Re: Skin on or off [Re: Lugnut] #7726762
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Skin, quarter, put in ice chest, cover with ice, drain water every other day and add more ice. After a week, butcher .


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Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726767
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I hang my skin off when it is cold enough, if not, I skin it ASAP break it down and put it in a cooler with the plug out of it and tilted so the water drains cover in ice and add ice if needed, either way cut it up in about 5 days. As far as the inner loins, I pull them out as soon as the deer is gutted, that is breakfast the next morning after soaking overnight in salt water and lemon juice.

Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726799
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Seems to be about a 50/50 consensus, which I find suprising. Many of the processors around here won't take them if they are skinned unless you have them deboned as well. I appreciate all of the responses. I do have to skin immediately often due to temperature and age in the refrigerator, but I was fortunate to have sub freezing lows and highs not coming out of the 30's for days after I killed my most recent deer. I have no trouble skinning a cold deer as long as it's not frozen and I believe that aged venison is better than not.

Gulo, the salted game bags are intriguing, do you say that improves the flavor and/or tenderness of the meat, or do you just do that to keep the outer layer of meat from drying out?

Re: Skin on or off [Re: SNIPERBBB] #7726817
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Originally Posted by Turtledale
Skin on. As for it skins easier warm, it only takes a couple minutes to skin a deer cold or warm. We're trappers skinning either way really shouldn't be an issue

true but less hand cramps when theyre warm. plus it helps the meat cool faster getting its blanket off.


Hang the deer from something strong and start the skinning by hand. Take a golf ball or a baseball, put it inside the skin and tie a rope around it so the knot keep the ball inside the skin. Take the other end of the rope and tie it to the ball on your truck. Tighten the rope and the weight will do most of the work for you. Pull a little harder and you have a giant skinning machine.

Re: Skin on or off [Re: fishnhunts] #7726841
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ive done it both ways,if you skin it and want to let it hang,simple an cheap,wrap in saran wrap


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