We have been shooting rather a lot of these recently and I decided to skin one for the freezer. It was a young buck and although I should know better I thought "that wont take too long", the result as usual was a carcass looking like it was attacked by a puma!
I have tried to do them hot, cold, old, young and they are all buggers - no wonder the game dealers dont like them.
Have any of you tried the air line method of blowing the skin off? We do it with fallow and it works really well.