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Old 11-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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I just put another trail cam out on my land I hunt. Everyday I have a good 10 to 15 Turkey coming in. I went out and got a tag just in case. I'm a 1st year deer hunter, I've harvested and dressed two deer so far. What do I do if I get a turkey as far as field dressing and processing are concerned I want to eat
it. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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No need to dress them, just take it home and clean as you wish. I’ve plucked before, but these days I just skin them. You never even have to take the guts out. Keep in mind, turkeys can’t be hunted over bait like deer can. I’m not sure if you have your camera over bait or not, just the way you said they were coming in every day made me think that could be the case. Either way, good luck.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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As Magis said skin it...easiest way to deal with it. I skin them and you can carefully remove the breast plate and legs with a sharp knife. I snip the wings and feet with tin snips and that works great.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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i just cut the breast out.cut the skin and pull the skin off the breast and cut them out. its to much work to pluck and not that much more meat if you skin the whole bird out. good luck.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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I am softy to this hunting any thing. Could never shoot animals. Well that is that. I like dear and rest as love animals as if I did not would never married my exwife. LOL To the skin thing I do same as take feathers off will take lot effort. most say today not eat shin any ways and who does beats me. I skin all my store bought chicken thus why not the turkey you murded. one thing not mentioned here I recomend you hang it by feet and cut head off and bleed it a while before the blood conculates as once it does you never get it out meat. just my thoughts. when I was a youg em it was a common way kill checkens. to tie them feet up and cut the head off and the flopping chicken was thus bleed wright from start. They never ate young chicks back then and old hens that stop laying eggs where the fodder of the day. Where also well known as Sundays best as cost was high and most saved the chicken for sundays. today they refere to the ones you buy as springers. just a few month old. thus cost less to raise for eatting. Those old hens where called boilers as most boiled them to make a thick cravy you never see today.They had twice the fat then a springer did.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
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Ha ha ha ha, does anybody understand any of that nonsense?

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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After another shot of Crown I'm going to try it again.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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its best to skin them first then just dress them like a deer,LOL. no not to look like a deer. but just cut them open and then get all the internal parts out. you can then cook it anyway you want. i have a big family of cousins that live in tenn. they take alot of turkey. they say just cut all the meat into fingers then put the meat into a hot kettle of grease. when the meat comes to the top it ready to eat.

alot of hunters dont use anything but the breast. i would think this a waste but have only eat the breast so far. but they just split the skin in the middle of the breast and then skin the breast then cut the breast from the bird. then just cook as you like. you can bake them fry them grill them or do like my cousins cut them into small strips and drop them in a kettle of hot grease and let cook untill it floats then take it out and share it,LOL.
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lmao! i just had 3 different guys at work read this post....they all just looked at it and said....what the $%^&!
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #10
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I was hoping to harvest a turkey, not real sure how to murd one.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #13
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Wow you kids just cant cut someone a break. No where in the TOS does it state you need a certain level of reading and spelling to post on forums.

As for wild turkey I prefer to cook them with skin on. Yes it takes longer to pluck but the skin seals in what little bit of moisture and fat a wild turkey has to begin with.
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