Pheasant Jerky

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uncle eddie

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Digging through the deep freeze I found 4 pheasant left over from last season. I decided that jerky was the way to go. I trimmed out the "shot-up" meat and managed to get 4 trays of pheasant. I went with mesquite because it was the last pack of seasoning I had...time to reorder from Owens BBQ!

Here are the pics...

We started turning our pheasants in for processing...hard to beat what they do for the price.
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All trimmed up.
The breasts and thighs were easy but the drumsticks were difficult - think turkey drumstick.
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Owen's BBQ has some great jerky mixes.
My faves are original, mesquite and hickory.
I doctor up the mixes from there by adding garlic, chipotle, cayenne, etc.
For the pheasant I went with straight mesquite.
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I managed to get 4 trays from the 4 birds.
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Note the shrinkage...I didn't measure but I believe 2/3 of the moist-weight was lost.
This batch was a little on the crunchy side but still very tasty.
It lasted 10 minutes at the office.
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Looks awesome! Can see why it was gone so soon! Good to see our pheasant numbers back up here!

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Looks Great, Eddie!!
I'd starve counting on Pheasants for Jerky, around my neck of the woods!! Plenty of Deer, Bear, Rabbits, Turkeys, and Squirrels, but the cackle of a Ringneck is a very strange noise in my woods!!
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gmc2003

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That's some good looking jerky Eddie. Nicely done.

Point for sure
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I'm not sure I would have had any left to take a pic if I were making that! Nice work!
 

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