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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 09:27:55 PM »
Stomping and pulling works great as well and is very clean if you prune the wing bones as well.  Nice tutorial!
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 09:33:40 PM »
I would have to agree with the boys on  stepping on the wings and pulling on the legs, And it's FUN!!!!!!!! :tung:

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2009, 10:36:32 PM »
Sweet, I use those exact same pruners on my critters, I'll have to try your method though
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2009, 07:30:32 AM »
Stomping and pulling works great as well and is very clean if you prune the wing bones as well.  Nice tutorial!

I had heard of this method years ago and attempted it on several occasions, the only problem I ran into is when I stood up I had both legs and nothing else, they just seperated from the bird and I had to skin and pluck anyhow. Since the bird has to have it's head still attached while in the field, it's almost impossible to use this method while the bird is still warm unless you get it right at the end of your day in the field and hunt close to home !!!  :dunno:
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2009, 07:44:03 AM »
Don’t you have to the head on the bird until you get it home? 

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2009, 08:28:36 PM »
Don’t you have to the head on the bird until you get it home? 

I thought that you only need to leave the head on turkeys to verify the beard  :dunno:
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2009, 11:43:18 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,
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• Possess in the field or transport game birds
unless a feathered head is left attached to each
carcass, except falconry-caught birds."

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2009, 07:13:52 PM »
Never seen anyone in our group, or others do this since the beginning of time.

Similar to keeping the testes, or doe/cowhole attached to a quarter until it was processed. Never seen it.
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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2009, 08:27:16 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."

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Re: How To Clean Grouse, Duck, Pheasant....
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2009, 12:16:33 AM »
ICEMAN I cant wait to trry this thankyou!  I have shot alot of birds and have never been introduced to such an effective way to clean birds! thanks! ;)

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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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