The Golf Ball Method: How to Skin a Deer in Less Than Five Minutes

The Golf Ball Method: How to Skin a Deer in Less Than Five Minutes

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(Illustrations by Mike O'Brien)


There are a lot of ways to skin a deer. Other than the presence of a knife, no two ways are alike.

But nowadays deer hunters are busy. We don't have time for the agonizingly slow process of hanging a deer with gambrels and peeling off the skin, slice by slice.


The need to quicken the pace of our skinning parties long ago gave birth to "the golf ball method," a tried-and-true piece of redneck lore that will be passed down through generations.

It's a trick every deer hunter must have up his or her sleeve. Here's how to skin a deer with a golf ball.

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