Originally Posted by ShepFL
Skinning pole is a single pole or tripod with a few pulleys and boat hoist to raise the deer, elk etc. off the ground so it can be cleaned. It is critical to prevent the carcass from spinning - real PITA to clean game animals spinning around.
Not to be confused with meat pole which is used to hang your deer for pictures. (pun intended).
Thanks. After I thought about it I had a feeling it was for prepping game.