You got your deer… congratulations! Now it’s decision time. Take the animal to the butcher shop and have them prepare it or do things yourself. For many sportsmen, this seeming dilemma is a no-brainer; they enjoy taking their prize from hero shot to the dinner table and controlling every step in between. Skinning and butchering a deer alone can be quite a job, yet the folks at Sportsman’s Guide have an excellent solution, one I recently put to the test. Called the Deluxe 360-Degree Swivel Lift System, a hunter can slide the base of the lift into a trailer hitch orifice, attach the included gambrel to the buck’s legs, and crank it up, making the skinning of a deer quite easy. Once the buck is “undressed,” the lift will swing the buck into the bed of the truck for easy transport. In dusty areas, you may want to leave the skin on the deer before transporting it and then swing it back for final processing.
Despite the considerable work this device achieves, it’s available from sportsmansguide.com for just $80.99. Here are the official details from the manufacturer:
An effortless way to hang and process your big-game trophy! Congratulations, you bagged a beaut’! Now the fun begins. Dressing. And I don’t mean putting on a shirt. Save your back with this handy truck hoist. Unlike others, it swivels a full 360°. This feature allows you to to unload your game in the bed of your truck with ease.
Easy, convenient way to field-hang game: •Fits your vehicle’s 2″ receiver hitch •Manual crank winch (300-lb. lift rating) with strong cable •Rugged tubular steel construction •2 fit-together steel sections held by a locking pin •Steel corner supports •Pulleys, 15 1/2″w. gambrel and instructions included. •Stands 6’6″h., weighs approx. 35 lbs.