How to Butcher and Cook a Wild Turkey

By Allie D'AndreaApril 24, 20231 Comment

Turkey season is in full swing across most of the country, and hunters now have their sights set on bearded birds that gobble and strut. In the last several years following COVID, there seems to have been an uptick in new turkey hunters hitting the spring woods for the first time. And that’s a great thing! If you find yourself among those hunters with rookie status, we offer the following video from Outdoors Allie to help you be better prepared when success comes your way. 

In the video below, Allie breaks down how to butcher and cook a wild turkey. It’s a clear and simple home guide to breaking down your bird, as well as the prep and cooking process. It’s everything you need to know, from field to table. Check it out.  

The beauty of the breakdown process for a wild turkey is the fact that you don’t need a lot of equipment, tools, or time. It’s a very fast and easy process, completed easily with a single knife. Remove the tail fan and beard, if you so choose for display. Then you remove the breasts, legs and thighs. It’s easily enough meat for several family meals.

What about you? What’s your go-to method for breaking down your bird? And what’s your favorite way to prepare wild turkey for the table? 

Comment below, and let us know what you think. 

Allie D'Andrea
Allie D’Andrea, better known as “Outdoors Allie,” shares her hunting and fishing lifestyle with 100,000 social-media followers. She is a hunter, public lands advocate, and wildlife conservationist. Follow her on Instagram @outdoors_allie
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