Plucking upland birds

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Plucking upland birds

Postby quackpipe » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:06 am

I have never taken the time to pluck a pheasent or grouse. I love fried chicken with the skin on, and was thinking that trying the same thing with uplands would be good. Has anyone tried this?
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Postby duckjumper » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:45 pm

Yes, and it is worth it but difficult. Pheasant skin, for example, is very thin compared to duck skin and can rip. I have had some success by melting wax in hot water, dipping the bird by the head into the wax/water, cooling it off then plucking the bird that way. You'll need to pluck the biggest feathers out first, by the way.

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