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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2009, 06:28:49 AM »
No problem hornhunter. Always good to share info...
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2009, 09:20:26 PM »
Ice,

How do you get the skin to start coming off?  Do you cut a little of the neck so it slides over the whole bird?  Thanks for the tip can't wait to try on some ducks this year.

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2009, 05:45:25 AM »
goody, yep, I just rip a bit of the neck skin and start working it all the way around so it comes off clean. If you get too hurried it shreds and then you have a whole lot of pieces to work off the bird....If you wait too long for the bird to cool down, the back skin sticks like glue and I have had a hard time.... best to get it off within a few hours of shooting...which makes it a bit harder for my duck hunting since I stay out a bit longer...but it still works...
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2009, 08:46:46 PM »
Thanks Iceman!

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2009, 01:15:10 PM »
Walt showed me first hand how to do this format this weekend, and I was quite impressed.  I will be using that method again in the future.
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2009, 03:22:43 PM »
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2009, 07:57:53 PM »
ICE,

Got to use this method this weekend. My son got his first grouse, a blue, and I used this method to clean it. It worked great.

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2009, 08:36:46 PM »
I employ a similar method.  I leave the head and neck on per the regs, pull the guts out, cut off feet and wings, and skin.  At home I snip out the length of the spine, split the leg half from the breast half, split the pelvis and the breast and end up with 4 quarters to marinate, broil stew or grill. 

I'm with Ice, I want every bit of meat on grouse, pheasants, quail, chukars.  I will confess I just breast out waterfowl. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2009, 03:11:25 PM »
Thanks Ice!
Used your instructions on my first grouse this afternoon.

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2010, 08:44:14 PM »
Bump for the 2010 Season. Saw interest in another thread and thought this may help.
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2013, 06:38:31 PM »
Bump for 2013!
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 11:00:23 PM »
Ice..you sure are a clever guy. Im trying this on my next bird! Thank you, Sir!

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2013, 11:24:05 PM »
He is.  You should read through some of his other tutorials. 

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2013, 11:02:42 AM »
Wish I saw this before yesterday
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2013, 07:01:37 PM »
Any chance we could get this stickied?  It's a great how-to. :tup: Or maybe get a sticky How-To thread for various upland bird hunting things with links to this and any other useful threads related to Upland Bird hunting/processing/cooking?

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2014, 07:26:39 AM »
i am going to have to try this!
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2014, 06:06:04 PM »
Iceman, Great idea for upland birds. Do you do this for your ducks too?
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 07:16:40 PM »
Iceman, Great idea for upland birds. Do you do this for your ducks too?

Yes, I do....
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2014, 11:44:28 AM »
Iceman, I just found this.  Thanks for sharing.  I use the "stand on wings, pull legs" method, which is fast, but still leave the guts, and also tends to break the wings to bits.  Also, only works on smaller birds (wouldn't work with large waterfowl, I think).

Question for you.  After you trim off or snap off the head, do you peel the skin back from the neck to the vent?  Your instructions and photo seem to show the skin/feathers in one mass, but how do you get the whole skin to come over the breast and wings?  Do you have to peel it like an orange, or does it tend to come off in one single motion?
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2014, 10:17:53 AM »
Thanks Ice!
Used your instructions on my first grouse this afternoon.

Never came in from spine side, great trick~
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
Don’t you have to the head on the bird until you get it home? 

You are correct.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/water/mwug2009.pdf

Page 21,
"IT IS UNLAWFUL TO:
• Possess in the field or transport game birds
unless a feathered head is left attached to each
carcass, except falconry-caught birds."

Look on the "Definitions" page (pg. 16) under "Upland Game Birds" . "Grouse are not upland birds", the fether head rule does not apply to grouse.

Great info Ice. I wonder if a person could do this method on chickens?

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2014, 12:39:17 PM »
Don’t you have to the head on the bird until you get it home? 

You are correct.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/water/mwug2009.pdf

Page 21,
"IT IS UNLAWFUL TO:
• Possess in the field or transport game birds
unless a feathered head is left attached to each
carcass, except falconry-caught birds."

Look on the "Definitions" page (pg. 16) under "Upland Game Birds" . "Grouse are not upland birds", the fether head rule does not apply to grouse.

Great info Ice. I wonder if a person could do this method on chickens?

Hunterman(Tony)

Page 18 in this year’s regs:

IT IS UNLAWFUL TO:
…  Possess in the field or transport game birds unless a feathered head is left attached to each carcass, except falconry-caught birds.

Note the word “upland” does not appear in that.  Grouse are not an upland game bird but they are a game bird per WAC 232-12-004.  Maybe the regulation is not enforced but it is illegal to possess grouse in the field without a fully feathered head.


 

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