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Old May 9th, 2016, 04:56 PM #1
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Got my first turkey, and a question

He's a good bird, too. 21 lbs, 10.1" beard, 1" spurs. He actually walked in with two other toms in tow.





Question for experienced turkey hunters: When I was processing him, the whole upper portion of his breast was fat; is that normal? I've always been told that these birds are very lean, but he was surprisingly fatty (lots of yellow fat...)




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That's outer fat(I usually cut it off). The meat is very lean. I've tried smoking wild turkey with so-so results, even covering it wit bacon. Still turned out on the dry side. I prefer to grill the breasts. They turn out juicy and full of flavor.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 06:35 PM #3
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Beautiful Bird.

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Old May 9th, 2016, 07:08 PM #4
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YOU SHOT CECIL! He was the pet turkey of the elementary school, that's why he ate so well!
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Poor turkey.....he was guilty for being a turkey :/
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Poor turkey.....he was guilty of being delicious
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That's a very fine looking turkey Sir. Nicely done.
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