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Skinning Rack

Fellow hunters -

I am planning on building a skinning rack this week and would like some ideas. I pretty much have a plan in my head as to what I am going to do but am not sure how high I need to build it. I am leaning towards 8 foot. Anyone think that is too short?
November 09, 2009 at 9:15am
8 Comments
FF_T_Warren Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 9:20am
9

I may would go 9 if I where you. by the time you ad pulley(s) and the rack itself your gonna lose over a foot or so. 8 will work but it may be problematic at some times. Ours is prolly 8 ft and from time to time I wish it were taller. but overall it works and is good but sometimes that extra foot would be better to have. But do what you want. 8 ft will work

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DUCKANDDEER Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 9:25am
Rack

I made mine 10'. I'm glad I didn't go 8'.

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allboutspecks Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 9:29am
Skinning rack

I would go at the least 10ft (above ground). I am sure you will have pulleys or block & tackles to pull the deer or hogs up. If you ever hang a deer for any time you don't want the dogs to get to your deer. I learned from experience and something will get to the deer if not at least 4' above ground. I used 14' 10 x 10's with about 3 ft in the ground with 8" x 8" 3/8" plate bolted to connecting the top to the sides. It's been used for about 9 years with no problems at all. Gary

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Zachary Boy Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 9:33am
Yea ..

I agree with Allaboutspecks, err to the high side...

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11 Pointer Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 10:15am
Rack

10 Feet

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Huckleberry Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 11:14am
10 At Least

No less than 10 feet - 12 would be better.

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ruger109 Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 11:53am
12' or more

Agree, 12' or more. More is always better. Can always winch down, but it's a pain bending down to skin a deer.

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RedneckJustice Profile Photo
Posted November 09, 2009 at 12:53pm
Thanks

Thanks for all the comments guys. I am going to defer to the wisdom of the great sportsmen on this site and go with at least 10' and will probably build the 12'. To be honest, I was being cheap after looking at the price of lumber, but I guess the lesson is to not sacrifice quality for price.



Thanks again.

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