Well in simple terms, I pull all the insides out through the rear, cut at the bottom of the neck to empty a pouch like area they store crap in there before it goes down to the gut.
When I get home, I pull any feathers I might want to keep or give to the neighborhood kids. Cut the head and lower legs off, and then I pour water I boiled on the stove over it and the feathers practically fall out. You can basically wipe them off the skin with your hands after the hot water. I do that to leave the skin on, like it would be if you bought it at a store.
Then cook that puppy for the best Turkey you will ever have!
Should look something like this my friend Bill is holding in pic afterwards in attachment I'll try.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...