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    Cooking wild turkey?

    Last two turkey's I have cooked were dry and tough. Oven baked them slow, around 375 and to temp of 165.

    What ways do you cook your wild turkey?

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    I keep it simple. I usually breast out the turkey and then cut the breast into strips. I'll then marinade the strips in a marinade of 1/2 can of 7Up, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cut soy sauce, and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of garlic power. I'll leave the meat in the marinade overnight and then grill it. It comes out nice and moist and delicious.

    The rest of the turkey goes into the soup pot.

    My brother in law cooked the first turkey that he got like a wild goose, it came out dry and close to inedible.
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    Cut it into strips and deep fry, or smoke it into sandwich meat. Stays juicy, and tender.

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    Yeah, I don't cook a wild turkey like a butterball bird. Tried it too many times and they never turn out good. I do as the guys above said, but just flour and cook in a pan. Always looking for something new though.

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    What do you guys do with the legs? I have never really found an appetizing way to cook the legs.

    I do, however, smoke my turkey breasts and they have turned out amazing.

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    I saw a hank Shaw recipe for carnitas that looks pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowrunner View Post
    What do you guys do with the legs? I have never really found an appetizing way to cook the legs.

    I do, however, smoke my turkey breasts and they have turned out amazing.
    Soup pot. Just boil them until the meat fall off then pull the bones and tendons out. The same with the wings and back or what ever else you have after you breast them out. Throw in some diced carrots, celery, onions, and what ever else you like in a good soup. Then a few minutes before you are ready to serve it throw in some noodles. Then serve it once the noodles are cooked
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    I de-bone the entire bird, every scrap of meat, and grind it with bacon. I usually do 90% turkey to 10% bacon mix. Wal-Mart sells packages of "bacon ends and pieces" that works great. I am convinced there isn't a better way to cook wild turkey. We use it for breakfast sausage, burgers, sliders, wraps, etc... whatever it's just dang good. Since I started doing this I have gotten a lot more encouragement from my wife to go turkey hunting. She is even getting in the game now. We can't get enough of it.

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    Anything with bacon is good.
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