You have to field dress it, and the Browning game shears¿¿¿knife combination will equip you to process anything from woodcock to ostrich. (Breast the woodcock; take the thigh meat on the ostrich.) The tools are made of stainless steel and elastomer, and if given reasonable care, will last longer than you will. In addition, the shears function as a jar opener, nutcracker, lid lifter, and screwdriver. Suggested retail: $50. % 800-456-6021; www.browning.com.
-David E. Petzal ** Ray of Light**