As an addition to all the great advice above especially from dux,waterfowler. I would start practicing skinning out birds especially ducks and geese. Get that down, move on to learning how to flesh and de-fat all while doing your due diligence to learn those next steps i.e. seminars, books and forums. Learn anatomy!!!!!! Good luck welcome aboard .
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