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Before you begin field dressing your gobbler, you need to make a decision. Do you want the bird to grace your dining room table, or the wall of your den? Either way, proper field care is important for birds that will be served as a main course, as well as for those to be mounted. If you intend on eating the bird, follow these field-dressing instructions to ensure the finest tasting turkey possible. Please consult your taxidermist should you wish to mount your bird.

First, remove the beard by cutting if off close to the point where it attaches to the breast. Take care not to cut the butt or end of the beard as doing so may cause the individual “hairs” to fall out.

Make a small incision at the tip of the breastbone with a sharp knife.
Carefully peel the skin and feathers away from the breast, legs, thighs and back.

Remove the legs at the knee joint by cutting the tendon and bending the joint until it snaps (some additional cutting may be required).

Severing the head at the neck removes both the cape and the head.

Next, remove the entrails by making a small cut in the thin tissue between the vent (anus) and the point of the breastbone. Make sure to remove the lungs (pink, spongy material) located on either side of the backbone high in the chest.

Wipe the cavity clean with paper towel, and remove any feathers that remain on the carcass.

TURKEY TALK: Prois Has the Gear Female Hunters Need to Take Down A Gobbler This Season!

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Whether you’re going for a Grand Slam, World Slam or just to bag a turkey or two this season, Próis has you covered when it comes to the best fitting and highest functioning gear available for women. With fluctuating temperatures, it is important to prepare for anything. Próis offers a variety of pieces that are great for layering and warmth, but compact enough to pack away should temperatures rise. And, from now until April 31st, take advantage of the company’s “Get the Lead Out” sale, which delivers a sizeable 20 percent off select items including Próis Pro-Edition Pants, Pro-Edition Vest, Pro-Edition Jacket, Generation X Jacket, Próis Ultra Shirt, and Sherpa Neck Gaitor.

You focus on out-smarting those gobblers, and leave your warmth and comfort to Próis this season. A purely dependable set – the Próis Pro-Edition pants and Pro-Edition Jacket will fast become a staple pair in your hunting gear. The pants, built from 100 percent polyester brushed tricot, embrace the ever important “4 S’s” — soft, sturdy, silent and snag-resistant. Made for women by women, the pants feature a fitted waistline which sit at the natural waist for a higher rise, have extra room through the hips and thighs to enhance comfort and function, and include belting and tab buckles for a perfect and flattering fit. Elasticized cuffing and cordlock cinch the cuff closer to the your boot keeping you warm and dry. The pants also have plenty of storage with large cargo pockets featuring quiet magnetic snap closures as well as additional front pockets with zip closures.

Once you put on the Pro-Edition Jacket you’ll see how indispensible this mid-weight jacket is. This high-performance jacket features a water resistant and wind stopping laminate shell and is made of compressed fabric, making it easy to stuff in your pack as needed. The Pro-Edition jacket is made with a soft exterior, making you the ultimate silent assassin. Deep set hand pockets and a lumbar compartment make extra gear easy to access or store away while on the move. The Pro-Edition jacket also features a 3-panel removable hood and scapular drop pockets located between the shoulder blades to hold activated heat packs.

For another layer of core warmth, check out the Pro-Edition Vest. This vest is constructed the same as the Pro-Edition jacket and is rip and snag resistant, fitting snug to the body making it easy to shoulder your weapon of choice. Like the jacket, the Pro-Edition vest features deep hand pockets with zip closures for gloves and other gadgets. Finally, let’s discuss the Próis Ultra Shirt, which comes in all shapes and sizes, including short and long sleeve. Constructed of birds-eye polyester wicking fabric, the shirt is breathable, making it a perfect on its own or as a layering piece.

A popular alternative to the Pro-Edition jacket is the Generation X Jacket. Constructed of the company’s signature water resistant and wind stopping nylon tricot fabric, it is the ultimate in functionality. It features scapular pockets located between the shoulder blades to house activated hand warmers and a deep lumbar pocket across the back to hold soft goods, additional hand warmers, or may function as a vent. It has deep hand pockets and an additional zippered arm pocket to hold valuables. Extended hooding adds additional warmth and blockage from the wind.

Mother Nature can be hard to predict, so it’s always important to carry accessories like a neck gaiter. The Sherpa Fleece neck gaiter is perfect for wind blockage and added concealment during the hunt. It is engineered with plush Sherpa fleece and a microfleece liner for comfort.

The Pro-Edition pants and Jacket as well as the Generation X Jacket are available in three camouflage prints: Realtree AP HD®, Advantage Max-1 HD® and Mothwing Mountain Mimicry in sizes XS to XL. The Próis Ultra Long Sleeve Shirt is available in Realtree AP HD®, Advantage Max-1 HD® or black in sizes XS to XXL.

You can get all of these products and more at And, check out the company’s “Get the Lead Out” sale featuring all Próis Brand Clothing, going on now.

Próis was created for women, by women who refuse to settle for downsized men’s gear or upsized children’s gear. Each garment is created with the most technologically advanced fabrics available and a host of advanced features to provide comfort, silence and durability. The company’s out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in amazing designs for serious hunters that have taken the industry by storm and raised the bar for women’s outdoor apparel.

To learn more about the company’s innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Prois Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 · (970) 641-3355 · Or visit:


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Próis Hunting Apparel for Women (pronounced ‘pro-iss’) provides female hunters with a long-awaited line of high-performance, technical huntwear specifically designed for women who are serious about the hunt. Próis utilizes only performance fabrics that offer wicking, waterproofing, windstopping and silence. Combining high-end fabrics with our signature features such as scapular drop pockets, magnetic closures, snap-down zippers, lumbar compartments and thumbholes makes Próis the gear women demand for the hunt. Your pursuit is your passion…take pride in not being one of the guys.