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Old 01-17-2023, 11:13 AM
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Hey turkey hunters, I have a quick couple questions. Do you hang your birds, like hanging a deer or elk? If so, how long do you hang them for?
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Old 01-17-2023, 02:15 PM
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I donít, I breast them out and take the legs or if I have time I fully pluck and clean the carcass for a full bird. Donít hang it, never felt the need to.
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Old 01-17-2023, 02:23 PM
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For some reason the hunting community has lost the knowledge of aging birds.

I typically let my birds (waterfowl, upland) rest for a few days before freezing or cooking. There is a definite difference in texture for the better when birds are aged a few days to get rid of rigor mortis.

I haven't tried longer aging for flavor, but I suspect those of the past were doing something right.
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Old 01-17-2023, 03:19 PM
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Thanks fellas!
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Old 01-17-2023, 05:31 PM
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I have left wild turkey in a walk in cooler for a couple days.
I regularly hang geese and cranes 3 days.
Going longer would hurt as I have left( meaning forgot and went to the city) a sharptail for 6 days one time.
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