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How To: SKin a deer the easy way

In this video we learn how to skin a deer the easy way. First, you will lay the deer down on its back and remove the fur from the stomach area. By this time, the legs and arms of the deer should be cut off. Next, you will use your knife to cut all the way to the throat and around the neck area. From here, you will pull the fur back from the deer all the way around. Once you get to the back, you will need to turn the deer around to get the rest of the fur from the back.

How To: Skin a deer hide

In this tutorial, we learn how to skin a deer hide. First, cut into the joint on the back legs. Cut across this, then down through the back side of the leg. Open the leg up with the knife and continue to cut until you see the last joint. After this, you can snap the leg and then repeat this same process for all of the legs. Now, apply pressure to the neck where you want to cut and then skin the stomach area from the inside area. Keep the tip of the knife away from the hide so you don't poke a...

How To: Hunt the elusive hairy and yeti-like beast called Sasquatch (or Bigfoot)

Much like UFOs and chupacabras, the Sasquatch has yet to officially take its name out of the fictional section, but that doesn't mean Bigfoot won't transform from fiction to reality someday. In fact, with the hunting and tracking skills outlined in this video, you may just be the one who slams the yeti-like Sasquatch into the science books. Learn to track the elusive Bigfoot creature like an expert!

How To: Use arapuca in a bird trap

In this video, we learn how to use arapuca in a bird trap. First, place the arapuca underneath the trap, then place two bricks on both sides, along with a stick to prop up the trap. Now, leave this around until you catch a bird. When you finally catch the bird, stick your hands through the top of the trap and get your hands around the bird. After this, lift the trap up and let the bird go. Make sure the goat doesn't see you set the trap, or else they will eat the arapuca that you have laid ou...

How To: Clean or field dress a deer

In this video, you'll learn how to field dress a deer. Put on gloves. Use Ozark trail hunting knife for dressing the deer. Place deer on its back, head facing away from you. Starting from the anus, split the deer up the middle to the chest. Use left had to prevent cutting or nicking the internal organs. Stretch the cavity open. Loosen organs from cavity wall. Cut out the entrails and all organs. Make an anal incision. Use the butt tool to remove the butt/final portion of intestine. Saw the pe...

How To: Clean a dead goose, duck, or pheasant

To clean fowl (ducks, geese, pheasant, etc) in the field, begin by turning it on its back. Lay it down on a flat surface. Grab a handful of flesh, underneath the head and neck and rip it away. Continue ripping the skin and feathers off around the torso. You will need to retain one wing for identification. Cut one wing off with clippers.

How To: Use food plots when hunting

If you're wondering about food plots and why they are important when hunting, check out the tutorial above. In the video, Dr. Grant Woods, a wildlife biologist, talks about the importance of food plots and how they can be used to help maximize your hunting capabilities. These food plots are perfect areas for deer to rest near and spend their time around. So sit back, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Use small food plots when hunting

Something to look out for when hunting, is small food plots that are surrounded by trees and offer a good area for things to be grown. These areas are perfect for growing certain plants that would attract deers for months and months. In this video tutorial, you'll be finding out how to use these small food plots when you're out hunting. It's easy to follow and will make life easier for you. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Build a rabbit box

Leaving rabbits outside can be a great way for them to be exposed to the outdoors and recieve the excercise they may need. But it can be dangerous, especially if there are wild animals around the area. In this ttutorial you'll find out how to build a rabbit box using some easy to get material. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Wax a hunting trap

In this video, Jason "Bellyeyes" Hanson shows you how to wax your hunting traps. This is a pretty easy process and Jason will teach you all the steps you need to know in just a few minutes. So, if you are a hunter, check out this tutorial and get started maintaining your traps. Wax a hunting trap.

How To: Flesh a raccoon

If you are a hunter, you will eventually need to know how to flesh a raccoon. These cute and fluffy animals aren't typically the ones you would imagine skinning, but if they've gotten into your garbage cans one too many times, who knows? Follow along with this video and learn how to get the skin clean off these backyard dwellers. Flesh a raccoon.

How To: Use the "fawns feeding bleat" call in deer hunting

In this how to video, you will learn how to use the fawn feeding bleat. This is very effective for bow hunters. The call is easy to use. The key is when you make the sound, make it low and desperate. The fawn is hungry and calling to a doe to be fed. Make sure there is a sense of concern to it. Cuff it to create resonance when you make the call. You can make two or three of these calls. Hesitate for ten to fifteen minutes before making the call again. A doe should respond to feed the fawn. A ...

How To: Use the "adult blatt" deer call for hunting

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do the adult Blatt call. This call is made by an adult deer about 18 months old. There are many types of Blatt calls. The Estrus Blatt is the most effective in getting a Buck to respond. The key is to keep the call short. This call will be made by a Doe when in peak heat and looking for attention from a Buck. Turn the calling device quickly. This will be done several times in a row. Do not make a loud alarm Blatt. Keep it short. This video gives you...

How To: Hunt deer from a treestand

If you like to hunt deer then knowing how to effectively hunt from a tree stand is a useful skill to have. This video will show you how to set up and wait in a tree stand which is basically a platform set up in a tree in order to hunt a deer without detection. You can use wind checker and know the habits of the deer and the area to know where they should be coming from. The deer in this video might not be real but the tips are. The kill method is with a bow and arrow and practicing your shoot...

How To: Rattle and grunt whitetail bucks when hunting dear

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a rattling and grunt call for Whitetail bucks. You can use a Mad Buck call, as it sounds really good. When you are grunting, make sure it sounds natural. Use short grunts. Put your hand over the end and let go as you make the call. This will allow you to make a good, solid grunt. A tending grunt can also be used during certain times. This consists of short little grunts. Grunt about thirty seconds before you start rattling. You should rattle on...

How To: Clean or skin a deer

Warning! For all you animal lovers and vegetarians out there, you may want to look away. For everybody else, this video may be right up your alley! Find out what it takes to clean or skin a deer with this two part tutorial.

How To: Set a single dirt hole land trap

If your land is frequented by unwanted coyotes, then a land trap could be the solution. This instructional video shows how to set a single dirt hole land trap for catching coyotes. Make sure to keep the hidden trap area free of rocks and sticks, as canines will not generally dig at these objects, and as an added lure, cover the trap backing in urine. Set a single dirt hole land trap.

How To: Skin a pheasant for cooking

This video describes how to skin a pheasant to prepare it for cooking and get the most out of the meat. The presenter starts by making a cut longways along the breast bone of the pheasant. Once you make the small incision you can peel the skin and feathers off of the pheasant. The presenter indicates that the main areas of meat are the breast area and the thighs. Next is cutting along the bones into the chest cavity and separating the collar bone. Instead of "gutting" the pheasant, the presen...

How To: Skin & clean a deer

Attention aspiring hunters! If you're going to go around killing animals to eat, those dead animals somehow have to end up back at your home, skinned and ready for butchering. Who does that part, you ask? Usually you, the hunter. In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to clean & skin a deer or doe.

How To: Field dress or gut a deer

So you have a deer... A dead one. Now what? In this two-part video, learn how to field dress (sometimes referred to as "gutting" or "cleaning") a deer. Learn where to begin with your knife to remove the inside guts as neatly as possible and prepare the deer for butchering.

How To: Butcher a deer at home

In this four-part butchering tutorial, learn how to break a deer carcass down to prepare for processing at home. Tools & preparation are gone over, as well as where to start and finish piecing the deer apart. Just think, once finally through the long process you can enjoy yummy venison dishes like venison straganoff or venison goulash!

How To: Field dress a wild hog

In the messy world of field dressing, it's important to get the process done soon to ensure untainted game. Also, by removing the skin, you are reducing the animal considerably in weight, making it easier to carry home. In this four-part video tutorial, watch as a wild hog is field dressed from start to finish.

How To: Clean a deer

Planning a hunting trip sometime soon? Become a hardcore hunter by killing & cleaning your game out in the wild. In this two-part tutorial, learn how to clean (or butcher) a deer when camping outdoors.

How To: Field dress a deer using only a knife

So you shot a deer, now what? Time to field dress the animal and make the most of your prize. Throughout the process it is important to keep your incisions precise, so as to avoid any messy mistakes. This instructional video will also teach you how to tell the age of the deer by the condition of its teeth.

How To: Use a squirrel call

A whistle is really all you need to scout for for squirrels. Squirrel sure is tasty when you fry them up, or whatever, but hunting those little guys can be kind of tricky. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to scout for whitetail deer while squirrel hunting.

How To: Gut a deer, field dressing

Kentucky Afield: Watch as Tim Farmer hosts the processing of venison, starting in the field and ending in the kitchen. Start with the deer down. Start with the tail and trim around the anus. You want to not break the colon nor the bladder for sanitary reasons. This is a long and delicate process of gutting a deer so that you may bring it easily back to the kitchen to make venison! Field dressing is an important hunting skill. Gut a deer, field dressing.