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Postby Boomn4x4 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:09 am

What do you guys use for cleaning your birds. I have been thinking about getting a good knife, but not really sure what to go with. I ususally use a cheap filet knife. Does anyone use one of the more expenisve knives? Is a filet knife an overkill? Does any one just use a pocket knife?
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Postby mallardhunter » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:30 am

I use the same kind of knives I think they work good for cleaning ducks and geese.
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:31 am

I use a pocket knife and a set of game shears to clean everything except deer.
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Postby dukkilr6 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:28 am

I got a cutco filet knife for my birthday a couple years ago and have been using it since. Never been sharpened and still as sharp as the day I got it. I think they are about 80 bucks but well worth it. I have also used my benchmade lockblade and that seems to get the job done pretty well also.
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Postby goosecaller » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:47 am

I use a Case pocket knife.
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Postby ghostingrey » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:53 am

I just use my Buck 110 and a pair of garden clippers
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Postby Ducksbeus » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:01 pm

I pack a Buck with a gut hook :yes:
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Postby Fowlercon » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:02 pm

A steak knife from the kitchen drawer gets all the duck duty. For me there arent but three maybe four cuts.

I got a custom dilly-bob that I use for "bigger" stuff
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Postby casey_714 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:46 pm

We always use fillet knives...

I know Buck Knives sell them. Haven't seen one yet though.
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Postby marcbme » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:30 am

I use leathermans bird tool.

Has sheers, nice little blade but no gut hook (dang it)
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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:09 pm

I have a buck fillet knife that works great...all I do is peel back the skin and fillet the breast meat off the bone. Buy you a good sharpener as well. I hate a dull knife!! :yes:
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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:45 pm

The knife on my multitool, a fillet knife. Whatever. I only make 2 cuts.
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Postby trck drvr » Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:30 pm

We use razorblades to filet out the breast,get the kind that snap off to a new point whenever it great.I learned it from a pro guide that cleaned alot of birds.
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Postby WesternHunter » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:56 am

For gutting and cleaning any sharp 2 inch or 3 inch bladed pocket knife will do. Also Game shears are handy.
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Postby sirduckington » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:20 pm

I use the fillet knife out of my wife's knife set.....Don't tell her.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:44 pm

dukkilr6 wrote:I got a cutco filet knife for my birthday a couple years ago and have been using it since. Never been sharpened and still as sharp as the day I got it. I think they are about 80 bucks but well worth it. I have also used my benchmade lockblade and that seems to get the job done pretty well also.

I have the same thing! Those cutco filet knifes are nice, I to have never sharpened mine and its still as sharp as the day I bought it.
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Postby doogie494 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:31 am

i use the same knife i do on deer
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