When your turkey tag is punched, photos have been taken, and you head back to the house to begin the chores of preparing your bird for the freezer, as well as the wall, keep this one simple trick in mind for a super simple way to handle your bird. It truly is the best way to dry a turkey fan that will either go on the wall, or be used for a strutter decoy on future hunts. What’s the trick? This turkey hack simply uses a hanger to quickly and easily spread your bird’s tail feathers out for the drying process.
Say goodbye to having to round up a large piece of cardboard or plywood sheet to tack your bird to for the drying process. A simple hanger with clips will make the chore a cinch.
Follow these steps for the best way to dry a turkey fan…
- Remove tail fan from your bird.
- Trim meat and fat from the tail fan butt.
- Work Borax into remaining skin or meat for drying.
- Attach to hanger clips as seen in video below.
- Hang to dry for 4-5 weeks.
Watch how it works in this video….
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