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    Default how to clean upland birds





    a little video i made of cleaning ptarmigan. thought it may help and open to suggestions!

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    Standing on the wings has been our method on ruffed grouse since I was a kid.

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    Nice video! Thanks for sharing!
    I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM2K7sV-K74

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid Crabtree View Post
    Standing on the wings has been our method on ruffed grouse since I was a kid.
    Usually done immediately after recovery of the bird while it's still warm.
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    Nice video, I normally just take my thumbs and push the skin back from the breast. I then use a havlon knife to fillet out each side the breast. I find it less messy compared to way you do it. I normally go ahead and keep the thigh meat too. Not much meat but with a limit of birds it adds up.

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    I was wondering the rule on leaving the guts and remains out in the field? It be nice to gut the birds and clean them out there and leave the remains for the rest of the animals. Does anybody know the lawn this? I assume you have to leave the Bird whole until immediate consumption

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    Legally, all you have to do is breast them. Unless I'm keeping them for a trapper (or it's really cold) I usually leave everything but the edible meat in the field.

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