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  1. Wear plastic or latex gloves. On the bird's abdomen, pluck the feathers or remove the skin.
    Field dressing a game bird
  2. Remove the head, feet, and wings. Make a cut along the soft lining tissue on the abdomen. (See figure 1.)
    Field dressing a game bird
  3. Reach inside up to the neck and pull backward. Most of the entrails should pull free. (See figure 2.)
  4. Clean out the lungs and around the anus.
  5. Wipe the inside to remove blood, and allow air to circulate.
  6. Store the bird in a cool, ventilated place.