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#6422557 - 08/24/16 01:49 PM Cleaning dove
sallysue Offline
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#6422594 - 08/24/16 02:15 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
Khaiguy Offline
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Registered: 08/28/15
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Loc: Collin County TX

Never seen this method before. I'm definately going to do this from now on. I always debone before cooking.

Thanks for sharing Sallysue!

#6422596 - 08/24/16 02:16 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Looks like it's something that is going to take some practice to get it down.

#6422600 - 08/24/16 02:20 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
mattyg06 Offline
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I started doing them like that after seeing a video of that method for quail a couple year ago. It takes a slight bit of patience not to rip them at the beginning but it is the only way I do them now. That video showed great detail.

#6422712 - 08/24/16 03:18 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
I do alot similar to that but without running my thumbs down the inside. Easier using my knife the same way. Do you guys pluck all the feathers or what do you do to open it up?

That bird looks full of corn

Edited by rickym (08/24/16 03:19 PM)
Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

#6422742 - 08/24/16 03:32 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
BuckRage Offline
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yep thats how I do them. it does take a little practice but not much.

#6422753 - 08/24/16 03:41 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
redchevy Online   content
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Interesting, will give that a try. I like leaving keel bone intact for grilling, and if you don't open up the chest cavity you cant get out the liver/heart/gizzards, they make some good eats too.
It's hell eatin em live

#6422755 - 08/24/16 03:42 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
hook_n_line Offline
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I had a cook at one of the lodges show me how to do that a while back.
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

#6422823 - 08/24/16 04:28 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: hook_n_line]
kweber Offline
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most of yall are too lazy, but picked whitewings have a nice layer of fat under the skin that makes a wonderful stew...
plus the hearts and gizzards add some nice giblets to the gravy...
take about 3-4min per bird to prepare them this way...
we pick teal, too...
little harder than picking a dove, but so good in the pot...
yeah, I know... "we're bacon wrapping and grilling them"
but there are many other ways to enjoy them

#6422830 - 08/24/16 04:32 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: kweber]
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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we have at least one dove fry each year....
make some gravy from the drippings...
fry 'em right and the small leg and wing bones crunch right down...

#6422895 - 08/24/16 04:57 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
Gacman Offline
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Use the finger and the thumb, flick the wrist. It's as easy as popping off that bra strap baby.

#6422965 - 08/24/16 05:32 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
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Not sure I need a sharp knife in my hand after the guns are put up, but that's a genius way to do it.

one question, I guess the game warden wouldn't have a problem with it? same as usual just no bone.
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#6423020 - 08/24/16 06:07 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
ZachW Offline

Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 223
Loc: Texas, TX
That's almost exactly how I do it. I think you even get a little more meat more easily than using a knife to de-bone.

#6423058 - 08/24/16 06:40 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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That's cool..I thought I've seen it all

Just don't forget to clean yo fanga nales. That could be bad for you.

#6423071 - 08/24/16 06:50 PM Re: Cleaning dove [Re: sallysue]
Michael W. Offline
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
I breast my dove but do it a bit differently. Hers is a simpler way I think.

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