Video: Field Dressing a Wild Turkey

Field dressing a wild turkey isn’t difficult, but it can be intimidating if you’re new to turkey hunting.

Video: Field Dressing a Wild Turkey

If you’re lucky enough to tag your first wild turkey this spring, then you must field dress that bird to make the best use of the delicious meat.

The 4-minute instructional video below is from the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and video host is Chuck Sykes, director for the Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division. The freshly killed bird was shot by youth hunter John Dawson Bell, who was hunting with Sykes that morning.

Check out the video as Sykes shows you how to take a wild turkey from field to table.

Note: Sykes mentions saving the turkey legs, but doesn't provide much info on preparing the meat, which can be delicious if cooked correctly. Click here for tips on how to cook wild turkey legs.


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