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Follow these steps to field dress game birds.

  1. Wear plastic or latex gloves. On the bird's abdomen, pluck the feathers or remove the skin. 
  2. Remove the head, feet, and wings. Make a cut along the soft lining tissue on the abdomen. (See figure below.) 
  3. Reach inside up to the neck and pull backward. Most of the entrails should pull free. (See figure below.)
  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.
Remove head, feet, and wings.
Clean out bird.
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