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Old November 11, 2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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Turkey/Pheasant Question

Once the bird is taken in the field, how long can you transport it before it needs to be field dressed?

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Old November 11, 2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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We have never tried to define how long you can wait as we just clean at the end of the hunt. Just a guess but I'd say eight hours would be our max.
I know that in some countries, they hang a bird, by the neck, for days or until the head separates from the body. I don't think they do this without first cleaning. You may have noticed that wild game meat, will keep longer than domestic meat.


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Old November 11, 2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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I usually clean them as soon as possible because as the food in the crop starts to leach out they start to taste a little funny after a few hours, definitely gamey after 10 hours.
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Old November 11, 2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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So 1 to 1.5 hrs would be safe it sounds like.

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