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removing hide from antler burr

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by iggletaxi08, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. joey P Holmes

    joey P Holmes New Member

    Large screwdriver. Small ones will not work. Never stabbed myself.
  2. I use a flathead screwdriver and my hands usually wind up bleeding every time but it works

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  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I have some prime swamp land for sale too. If you truly haven't, you will. Why the hell would I beat a screwdriver with a 5 pound hammer. The SHARP chisel works like a scalpel and all it takes is gentle pressure. Don't guess you can cure stupid.
  4. How much you want for that swamp land George!!! ;D
  5. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!

  6. ShastaDonegan

    ShastaDonegan Lets start with ridiculous and move backwards.

    I've been cutting all the way around the antler burr with a craft knife and then make my "Y" incision and when you run the knife under the skin it Comes free easily Saves me tons of time doing it that way and no SlippIng with the chisel and causing damage.
  7. dablaw

    dablaw Member

    Take a gear puller and pull the antlers up just enough to get the skin out of the way...Then let the antler back down...
  8. ANDY

    ANDY Well-Known Member

    I just start mine at the y and underscore a couple of time's and pull the majority of it off by hand.
  9. kikkertinz

    kikkertinz Glass half full

    X2..very little effort involved. Never stabbed myself so i guess I havent done enough yet.
  10. Mason

    Mason Active Member

  11. iggletaxi08

    iggletaxi08 Member

    lots of good helpful tips, thanks all, ive been working at it the last week with a screwdriver that has been sharpened a little, seems to work a little.
  12. I use 1 #22 scalpel blade to skin whole deer including cutting around antler burrs. There are no stray slices or hair left on skull cap. I've used screwdriver and did stab myself. I've also used chisel and didn't think it worked any better than scalpel blade.
  13. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

    Re: Re: removing hide from antler burr


    Droid Baby!!!

    Shut up and mount
  14. MidwestBigBucks

    MidwestBigBucks Member

    That's definitely the way to do it, I've done it like that for years and have never had issues.
  15. Nate G.

    Nate G. New Member

    Rock your knife in an upward motion toward the burr, stay against the bone. Or get a butter knife and a hammer.
  16. 24/7

    24/7 New Member

    Large flat screw driver. Just work it around the burr. Quick,easy no problems with stabing myself either. Just be careful
  17. I have always used a sharp pointed knife and a little pulling. It works great for me.