If I am "preaching to the converted" I apologise before I start
I was talking to David Stretton of Donington Deer Management the other day about his larder equipment amongst other things.
I met David about 15 years ago when I attended a BASC carcass handling course run at Donington, and found him to be an allround nice guy and very knowledgeable.
Before the conversation finished I asked him if he had any tips for easier skinning, bearing in mind I have been doing it for quite a long time and thinking I knew most of the tricks HIS question surprised me
"Which way up do you hang the beast", I replied "haunch up".
Try it forelegs up and you will find it much easier.
Apparently he watched a TV programme a long while back of some eskimo's skinning reindeer forelegs up and wondered why he had not thought of it.
He was converted and so am I.
No more haunch's starting to tear in that one little place or the flank coming away with the skin
I guess I missed that bit on the course but happy I know it now
Never too late