Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Antlers, best way to cut off?

Old 12-20-2012, 04:21 AM
Typical Buck
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 508
Default Antlers, best way to cut off?

maybe a strange question but i always find it difficult to cut the skull and antlers off of the bucks i kill with the poor or missing hand saws at our camp. I was told to explore using a sawzaw as it woiuld make easy work of it. I have a ryobi sawzaw and purchased a set of the milwalkee wood blades with larger and jagged teeth. I didn't find it very easy to cut the skull, part of the problem being a sucky ryobi but i suspect the wood blade is the wrong choice.

does anyone else use a sawzaw for this and if so, any suggestions on the type of blade i should purchase?
tealboy is offline  
Old 12-20-2012, 04:59 AM
Nontypical Buck
WV Hunter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Virginia / West Virginia
Posts: 4,906

Use a mid size blade, not the wood style. Cut the fur first with a knife.
WV Hunter is offline  
Old 12-20-2012, 05:05 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,926
Default Hand hack saw

Use it also to shorten my aluminum arrows.
Valentine is offline  
Old 12-20-2012, 07:31 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019

Skin the hide from around the skull so you are just cutting bone and use a medium blade with short strokes to get a cut going. One you get a little deeper into the bone it should go easier.
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 12-20-2012, 02:03 PM
Fork Horn
Boogeyman24's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 248

Originally Posted by WV Hunter View Post
Use a mid size blade, not the wood style. Cut the fur first with a knife.
x2, makes it easy!
Boogeyman24 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.