Sorry, couldn't resist
Sorry, couldn't resist
28 Targets - 112 Arrows
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I believe this may be the best way! That was super funny! I got a buddy who'd be a sucker for this joke.....LOLOK, all of the above are good but here is the way to clean a turkey-
First thing is to have a buddy with you.
You need to have a white tshirt on under your other shirt.
Send your bud off to get some water.
While he is gone, slit the neck, take off your shirt and
get as much blood on the tshirt as possible.
Quickly wrap your other shirt around your hand and
get some blood on it.
SCREAM like a little girl and your bud will come running.
Tell him you sliced your hand, being a good buddy, he will clean
Now while he is messing with the bird, tell him you need to go clean
and bandage your wound.
Now this will work with deer very well also, just make sure you
have a different buddy with you, as it seldom works more than once.
Thanks for all the replies. Hopefully i'll get to try my hand at cleaning a turkey next weekend !
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I pluck all my birds, and just pull out the inards. I than inject the birds with some marinade when I am ready to prepare them. Lot of different flavors and choices!! I use a poultry bag in a conventional oven in a shallow roasting pan at 325 to 350 degrees 15 minutes a lb. Coat the poultry bag with some flour and follow directions on venting the top of the poultry bag by cutting small slits at the top. They taste delicious this way and do not dry out!!
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cut off fan,beard,wings,head
boil water put water in rubbermaid tote with some dish soap.
slosh bird around in water let air for a couple seconds dip again and make sure you get every feather wet.
hang up pluck feathers and then gut the turkey
refill container with cold water set turkey in it.change the water in a couple hours let set overnight take out throw in freezer and you good to go
If the wind is blow at 40mph and it is below freezing and snow. Do it in the motel room.
This pretty much sums up how I do it. The only difference is that I don't cut the legs off.that's not how we do it but i'm not saying it's not good at all. We hang the turkey up by it's neck (like a deer). cut around the throat, split it to it's wings, skin to the wing joint and cut them off, and then just skin it like a deer. Cut the legs off. Then pull the guts n vitals out. We usually look in the crawl(spelling) and gizzard to see what they've been eating. I don't eat the gizzard and livers but I still clean them up and give them to two of my friends that loooooove them.
Them smoke them whole like a butterball (only better)
I swore after my first one that I'd never shoot another -- unless with my bow. That bird was way smellier than the worst cottontail I've ever dressed.
I'll vote with Champion 2. (And thank you Champ for the marinade suggestion)
Both skinning and plucking methods are listed by the NWTF and a few hints on Plucking.
Should I dumb into a bird dumber than me, Ill heat the water on the stove in this huge, big, large (common inside joke here, sorry) SS pot I got on the stove then set it on a bed of charcoal outside. (If I can get one of my kids here to carry it. GOD BLESS CHILDREN )
None-the-less here is the link.
Plus a link on proper injection of flavorings, for us new to that.
and a link to some not so common wild azzed flavors and spices, *IMHO*
Im one for believing a LOT of the flavor comes from the skin (fat, lol) so I'm hoping to be a plucking away by next weekend.
Luck to all.
Last edited by SteveIndiana; April 18th, 2009 at 09:38 AM. Reason: spelling