How to Skin a Rabbit in 6 Seconds — Without a Knife

   02.28.19

How to Skin a Rabbit in 6 Seconds — Without a Knife

Last month, we took a look at a video showing how to harvest and process a domestic rabbit that had been raised for meat. In this video, a hunter shows a super-fast way to skin a rabbit he took while hunting.

His method is pretty much the way my father taught me to skin a squirrel, although squirrels are tougher so you need to make a cut in the hide opposite the spine in about the middle of its back. Then you grab the hide and pull, and basically “take off its shirt and pants.”

Rabbit hide is much more fragile, so it tears more easily. This is why he’s able to skin it without ever using a knife.

Once you “undress” the critter, remove the head and feet and then you can get on to gutting it.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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