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Field dressing ducks

Postby oneshotkill » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:56 pm

How do you field dress ducks?
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Postby Wilsona018 » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:10 pm

well first you should check your local laws, but more than likely you can only field dress waterfowl as long as you leave one full wing fully feathered. But other than that just do it like you would any other bird
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:57 pm

I dont dress birds in the field. But if you were it would depend on wether you were just going to breast them out or use the entire bird.
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Postby oneshotkill » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:42 pm

How do I breast them out?
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:20 am

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.php?t=13421

here's a link with pic's and everything... and like the guys above me said... make sure to check your laws out before you breast out a duck in the field... i think some states you have to leave the wing and the head attached... it might be better and easier to just wait till you get home to do it
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Postby goosecaller » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:36 am

I wait till I get them home.
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Postby ak_powder_monkey » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:39 pm

apparently if you stand on their wings and pull the feet hard it rips out everything but the breast meat and the wings. Never tried it though
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:15 pm

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It works, but I wouldn't recommend it as its messier to transport. Also it's tough to do with small birds like dove, snipe, or teal.

1. Lay bird down on it's back

2. Place one foot on it's neck and the other over it's feet and @ss

3. Take your index and middle finger and press them, from the feet side, into the breast cavity. You don't need to break the skin and get into the cavity, just get a good grip

4. Pull straight up using your back to pull.

5. The breast will rip away from the rest of the carcas, with the two fully feathered wings still attached.

6. At this pont you can remove the skin from the breats by pealing it away.

7 Clip one wing leaving the other still attached, wrap in plastic pack in ice and transport.
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Postby DrQuinnDiesel » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:20 am

After you take a duck, pluck away the feathers from the abdomen and make a small slice from the anus to the sternum, reach in and remove all the innard's, rinse the duck out in water (pond, river, lake, stream, etc.) that will definitely help with the taste of the duck.

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Postby Rudso » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:37 am

After you shoot the duck, do you have to gut it in the field? How soon do you have to gut the duck before it goes bad?
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Postby DrQuinnDiesel » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:13 am

It's a good practice to gut it in the field, but if you can't, make sure to gut it the same day.
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Postby gone winchester » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:02 am

You can wait till you get home, I perfer to breast them out. Takes less time and the breast have the most meat. Its easier just to breast out also.
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Postby Gooseboy » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:28 am

Rudso dont worry about it you can do it once you get home. As long as you do it the same day as you kill them.
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Postby decoydog2 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:22 pm

I perfer to breast them out. Takes less time and the breast have the most meat. Its easier just to breast out also. Quote from above.

If you just take the breasts, your missing out on alot. There is nothing about duck hunting that should be easy. You waste meat just taking the breasts. For instance.....Take the legs off and save them up till the end of the season. On superbowl weekend, marinade them in buffalo sauce or terri sauce and bake them for a nice treat. And that is just one sample.[/quote]
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