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 have a friend who loves to use deer feeders that will hold like 5- 40 pound bags of feed or corn, and wants help hauling them deep into the woods where he has amazingly located the perfect spot for this 30 pound battery operated tripod that will only be there for a couple of weeks each year. My suggestion to him was to build some kind of light weight gravity feeder that could be strapped to a tree or a fence post if permenant, and this is what we came up with. I am...