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Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:00:49 PM »
I have been knocking out some Pigeons in my local area, and leaving the birds for the Ravens and ? The birds are never wasted as they are gone in a matter of hours. --- But !!

These are very big healthy birds and would like to field dress them quickly as possible and throw them in a cooler. I think they would be good on the barbie.

Your help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 05:07:49 PM »
1) Cut off the head
2) Cut the skin on the breast side from the crop to the rectum.
3) Pull skin apart revealing breast meat
4) Cut the breast meat out at the top and bottom

Breast meat is like a tiny chicken only more of a purple color

Someone else probably has a better way.

If you attempt to pluck, feathers will be everywhere.
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 05:40:21 PM »
Evidently you guys get hungrier than I do... :-[
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 06:17:44 PM »
Evidently you guys get hungrier than I do... :-[

As our society increasingly adopts the idea of zero sum wealth, I thought, “We likely will head down the path of those before us who thought that way.” USSR, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, etc.

So I wanted to see if it was viable to eat pigeon as an experiment.
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 06:29:14 PM »
Oh, I'm sure the time will come... just hopefully not in my lifetime. And if it does.... a country boy will survive...  ;)
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 06:42:17 PM »
Oh, I'm sure the time will come... just hopefully not in my lifetime. And if it does.... a country boy will survive...  ;)
I hope “that time” never comes to America. But if it did there is a lot of protein running wild around these parts. The city folk would have it harder.
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 08:03:58 PM »

These are very big healthy birds and would like to field dress them quickly as possible and throw them in a cooler. I think they would be good on the barbie.

Your help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 08:06:27 PM »
Not a pigeon, but still a bird. 8:30min mark
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 11:15:41 PM »

These are very big healthy birds and would like to field dress them quickly as possible and throw them in a cooler. I think they would be good on the barbie.

Your help will be much appreciated.

wll
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That is a good video !

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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 11:53:41 PM »
After watching quite a few videos on breasting a pigeon .... I think for me the easiest way is to just pluck breast feathers and cut down along the breast bone on both sides .... I think that is the fastest and the least bloody  method I have seen !

I really don't want to be pulling body parts off and then pulling the bird apart ... what a messy job !!   I want a fast, pull feathers and then just filet cut the breast !

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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 12:17:47 AM »
After watching quite a few videos on breasting a pigeon .... I think for me the easiest way is to just pluck breast feathers and cut down along the breast bone on both sides .... I think that is the fastest and the least bloody  method I have seen !

I really don't want to be pulling body parts off and then pulling the bird apart ... what a messy job !!   I want a fast, pull feathers and then just filet cut the breast !

wll

It’s the opposite to what you’re thinking. You’re gonna have feathers everywhere before making progress.
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 01:35:35 AM »
Dove and band tail Pigeons I've always stuck a thumb under the breast bone breaking the breast free and breaking away the wings .. easy & fast
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Re: Easiest Way To Field Dress a Pigeon.
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2019, 04:53:46 AM »
Dove and band tail Pigeons I've always stuck a thumb under the breast bone breaking the breast free and breaking away the wings .. easy & fast

+1   I use a small pair of dykes to snip the wing bones. I've dressed thousands of doves/pigeons. Once proficient, you can do a bird in seconds.
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