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when you gut a turkey what is this called

Old 12-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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I know this dosint have much to do with hunting a turkey but i bought a turkey the other day and took the bag out. I found this in the bag

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...tfturkey1.png/

i ripped it open and it looked like this http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3011/wtfturkey3.png

i know its not usually in a turkey bag, i was thinking it was a lung or something. Dose anyone have any idea what it is ?.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:33 PM
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Puppy chow.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
its the gizzard, throughout its life turkeys and chickens eat what iss termed grit, could be sand, gravel, anything hard. we used to feed out chickens oyster shell chips for grit, these go to the gizzard, then the hard chips along with the strong muscles of the gizzard basicly grind up the nut and grains that turkeys eat.
and yes they should always be included with the giblets.
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it didint look like it when i cut it open, i cut open a gizzard before and it was hard and rough. When i cut this open it was a bit softer and it had some weird webbing stuff inside almost like veins. I saw a gizzard in the bag and this one wasint a gizzard. It dose look like one though . I might be wrong though. If you look at the second picture you can see what i mean .
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
its a gizzard, from a tame turkey, yeah its soft, they eat ground feed so the musclels aren't as developed as a wild one but its a gizzard.
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i think your right thanks : )
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
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Yep, it's a gizzard and RR is spot on as to why it looks a little different than what a wild one looks like.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:56 AM
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When I shoot a wild turkey I don't bother to gut them I just breast them. I know the whole thing can be put into a crock pot and slow cooked but the only part I enjoy eating is the breast. I agree....it is a gizzard.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:51 PM
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Mmmm....I save the gizzard & heart. Dice, then brown and smother with onions and bellpeppers, serve over rice.
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