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How do you guys field dress your grouse? I've heard of just stepping on the wings and pulling out the legs, does this work?

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

it works like a charm . remember to keep your feet as close to the breast as you can and just pull the feet with steady pressure . it works well with freshly killed ones or with them at the end of the day as well .

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

it only works if you do it soon after dispatching the bird. otherwise usually I just pull open the skin on the breast and detatch the wings. from there on usually a good pull is all it takes to get the breast to detatch with almost no cutting involved.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

It works like you wouldn't imagine. All you have to do after that is break both wings off.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Thanks for all of the good answers!!

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

If I don't do that, what I do is cut around the "ass" and pull the gizzards out from there. You get pretty damn bloody but it works great if you are still out in the woods and are in a rush.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Quick? Doing it by stepping on the wings has it gutted, the feathers off, and the wings off withing 1 minute.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Easy way to go, if you just want the breast. Very little meat on the rear legs anyway. Makes it easier to find and remove the shot, too (hold the breast up to a bright light). I think leaving the skin on gives better taste but you have to be careful not to chomp down on shot.

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from mihunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

yup been doing it that way for years, works great

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Most people around here gut the grouse and stuff the cavity with crushed grass so it will dry in the cool air.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

it works like a charm . remember to keep your feet as close to the breast as you can and just pull the feet with steady pressure . it works well with freshly killed ones or with them at the end of the day as well .

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

it only works if you do it soon after dispatching the bird. otherwise usually I just pull open the skin on the breast and detatch the wings. from there on usually a good pull is all it takes to get the breast to detatch with almost no cutting involved.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

It works like you wouldn't imagine. All you have to do after that is break both wings off.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Thanks for all of the good answers!!

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

If I don't do that, what I do is cut around the "ass" and pull the gizzards out from there. You get pretty damn bloody but it works great if you are still out in the woods and are in a rush.

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from jordjohn44 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Quick? Doing it by stepping on the wings has it gutted, the feathers off, and the wings off withing 1 minute.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Easy way to go, if you just want the breast. Very little meat on the rear legs anyway. Makes it easier to find and remove the shot, too (hold the breast up to a bright light). I think leaving the skin on gives better taste but you have to be careful not to chomp down on shot.

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from mihunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

yup been doing it that way for years, works great

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Most people around here gut the grouse and stuff the cavity with crushed grass so it will dry in the cool air.

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