Hello all again! I've been spending a lot of time researching and thinking about all the "after the shot" activities, should I be so fortunate. I got myself some how-to DVD's on field dressing (talk about low budget!) and some books. They all pretty much agree on the technique. A few variations. Here's my question. I definitely will have to bring the animal to a meet processor since the neighborhood won't take too kindly to a deer strung up in my yard. I also want to have the skin tanned. Am I supposed to skin the deer myself? I'm happy to do that but I've read several taxidermy web pages that seem to prefer you bring them the animal as intact as possible. THEN I read on the Hunters For the Hungry web page that deer processors also want you to bring in the animal as intact as possible (save for careful field dressing). So, I am a bit confused as to when I should do what. The meat processor might skin the deer but I can't imagine a busy butcher would want to spend the time. I also can't imagine a taxidermist skinning the thing pronto so I can take the carcass to be processed. I guess I could just bring the skin to the taxidermist and the carcass to the meat processor and all would be happy. What do you guys do? Thanks! -Stooxie Wanna kill these ads? We can help!