1. Make a small incision on the back of the neck large enough to get the blade under
the skin, starting behind the ears. Use a sharp knife to avoid jagged edges. Turn
the blade upward (never cut down on the hair, always up) and make a long cut
between the ears to six inches behind the shoulder blade.
2. At this point make a circumference cut around the chest then back to the point of
where the long cut ended - behind the shoulder blade.
3. Make a cut behind each front leg, starting just above the knee (where tuffs of hair
meet). Continue to cut to where the circumference cut was made.
4. Peel the skin to the base of the head and then remove the head from carcass.
5. On medium sized animals, such as deer, antelope, etc. the long cut down the back
of the neck is not necessary. If you desire, just peel the skin up to the base of the
head and then cut the head off.
6. Place the head and hide in a plastic bag and into the freezer if you're not taking it
to the taxidermist at that time. Contact me, if you'd like, and I will explain how to
remove the skin from the head.