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Old 10-06-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
 
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Default How to field dress a dove

I'll be hunting dove here in VA this Saturday, but I don't know how to field dress one for the table. Any advice or information you can provide is much appreciated!


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Old 10-06-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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most folks i know just breast them.put your thumb behind the breastbone and pull away from the bird and cut the wings off with shears. I pick my doves and then cut open the back and gut them. I'msure the people you'll be hunting with will give you some pointers.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
 
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Thanks, kweber. I'll take this to the field. I won't be hunting with anyone else, so I'll need it!

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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Default RE: How to field dress a dove

I do the same with doves....breast them out by pulling behind the breast bone.
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Appreciate the info. Good luck with your season, GSP.
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Default RE: How to field dress a dove

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most folks i know just breast them.
Same here. It is very fast, easy and gives the most meat in the shortest amount of time. I haven't had a chance to dove hunt this season yet because of work constraints but I can almost taste the dove casserole now that you mention it.
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:07 AM   #7
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deer fry the whole bird
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:24 PM   #8
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Ditto on breasting, no point keeping anything else.
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