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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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