Shot through the breast

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  1. TurkeyGuyPA

    TurkeyGuyPA Refuge Member

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    What do you tend to do when a few pellets are shot through the breast? Ignore it? Make a pot-pie?

    Cook it and cut around the few holes when I'm eating is typically what I do.
     
  2. TurkeyGuyPA

    TurkeyGuyPA Refuge Member

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    I'm talking about geese/ducks/turkey/pheasant here if that wasn't obvious.
     
  3. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    In extreme cases, cut it out. Normally? Just rinse well and cook as I planned.
     
  4. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I soak all my game in salted water at least 2 changes.
     
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  5. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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    I don’t wash breasted out birds. Just scrape off the hemorrhaging and make sure it’s a pass through.
     
  6. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    This
     
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  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    I only shoot'um in the head, why would you shoot'um in the boobs?
     
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  8. BigSkyDuk

    BigSkyDuk Senior Refuge Member

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    Brining is a great way to do game, and even some non-game. My wife brines our Thanksgiving turkey each year, and it’s store bought. The salt water not only leaches out blood from the meat, but also causes a chemical reaction that helps keep the meat moist when cooking (always good with lean wild game). Adding other herbs/spices to the brine makes it into a sort of marinade... good stuff. A good brine will make even the most “pre-tenderized” duck breast might fine eating. Just make sure to rinse well before cooking, unless you really like salt!
     
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  9. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I really want to try this one of these Thanksgiving/holidays. :cool: And you're correct as I've left them a day or so longer & you can really taste the salt! :p
     

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