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Do I want to say "Yes" to a wild turkey offer?


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Do I want to say "Yes" to a wild turkey offer?

cayjohan | Nov 16, 2007 08:10 PM

My father is beset by the wild turkeys that have moved onto his land, and is offering to bag one for my Thanksgiving dinner. This intimidates me so, for some reason. I have eaten a lot of game, and prepared a fair amount, but have no experience with a wild turkey. Since the T-day clock is ticking, I need to make a decision on this particular tom's fate. Do any of you serve wild turkey for Thanksgiving? Is is good or something other than good? Texture, gaminess? What differences in roasting procedures? Should I make a stab at the "authentic" bird and toss the frozen turkey back in the deep freeze, or do I say *no thanks*to the fresh-shot tom?

Sheesh, the last minute Thanksgiving things we must deal with, huh?

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