The Hogue Singletree (Gambrel)

Problem: The singletree (known today as a "gambrel") we used for decades was simply a piece of 1" pipe with u-bolts welded in the ends and a u-bolt in the middle for the rope. We would hook it in the hind legs of the deer and pull it up with a truck. We must have skinned a thousand deer with that thing over the years. But we finally realized that it could be so much better- the result is the Hogue Singletree.

Click here to view the patent on Google Patents.

Benefits of The Hogue Singletree (from the patent):
- You can hang an entire animal (or one quarter) on a single hook without it falling off. Never drop an animal or a hind quarter in the dirt again!
- The animal will stay in position on the gambrel hooks. The hooks cannot be forced through the leg nor will the animal fall off- the hooks float with the angle the animal is hanging,
- You can hang the deer by the Achilles' tendon at the ankle and get the gambrel completely out of the way of the skinning process. All other gambrels require hanging the animal at the knee, right in the way of where the skinning process begins!
- The wide adjustability of the spreader bar lets you spread the hind legs abundantly to aid splitting the pelvic bone, evisceration, or especially if you split the carcass in half down the backbone the old-timey way.
- You need a slice no bigger than an average pocket knife to insert the hooks. There's no need for a huge hole like what's required for many gambrels.
- The animal's legs can be spread with the adjustable spreader bar after inserting the hanger hooks through the legs. This makes it easier when you're alone or the animal is already stiff.

- 12 inches of spreader bar length adjustability from 21 inches to 33 inches in
- 1 inch increments of adjustability for obtaining exacting widths
- floating hook design makes the gambrel safe from dropping the animal
- compacts into a 5 x 4 x 26 box
- weighs less than 5 pounds
- multi step industrial enamel dip painting- coated inside and out

Note: Should only be used for deer. Several of these have been sold and used with great accolades throughout the United States and Canada on whitetail deer. Some folks have tried the singletree on elk and cattle, but they just don't work very well on animals that big because of the large diameter ligaments and leg bones. The large diameters force the weight out on the hook so the hooks bend much easier. So, if you want a Hogue Singletree for large animals like elk, wait until we make one for those type animals.

Hogue Singletree
Hogue Singletree
Hogue Singletree