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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: duck.. duck.. now what?

I'm in the same boat as you! I just shot 4 rooster pheasants and 1 hen, plus a family member gave me a nice rooster (chicken) saddle on the skin.

I skinned the pheasants myself -- pretty easy actually. (After removing the wings) I just opened the belly area and pulled the skin off like a sock using my fingers.

To preserve, I just put everything in the freezer for 2 days, then took it out for a few days and salted the skin, removed excess fat/tissue, and back in the freezer.

When I am tying soft hackles I just pull out what I need and put it in the freezer again when I'm done.

Works okay so far --
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