If you are going to go the expense of a winch, you can use the winch in your skinning operation. You can pull the hide off in a hurry with a winch. If possible I'd set it up in a garage or other outbuilding, get you out of the weather a bit. Whether you put it inside or out, I'd try to have it at least 12 feet high. That way you can work on the entire deer while standing. It will keep you off your knees while working on the neck and head. If you can't get 12', get it close as possible.
Edit:to be clear, like nomad said, if using a building the attachment point would utilize the existing truss system. I may not attach directly to the bottom of the truss, as I like a high anchor point. I'd attach it to wherever I could get the 12' I like if possible.
Last edited by simoncool; 12-21-2019 at 11:43 AM.