Field Dressing your Wild Turkey

A great step by step on field dressing a turkey to prevent any meat from spoiling!

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From the Wild Turkey Zone — by Rob Ramsdale —
Field dressing is essentially gutting the bird in the field while leaving the feathers on. Removing the guts or entrails is important to help allow the bird to cool faster and to keep the “juices” inside the bird from spoiling any meat. If it is a cool day and you aren’t far from home, you can skip the field dressing step and wait until you are home before cleaning the bird.
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Here are the steps for gutting or field dressing a wild turkey.

  1.     Lay the turkey on its back.
  2.     Follow the breast down to the rear of the bird until it narrows to a point between the legs.
  3.     Pull up on the tip and cut the bird open by making a shallow horizontal incision (through the skin only) between the tip of the breast and the vent…

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