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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...