Originally Posted by PurpleChicken
Turkey stock is very different from chicken stock. I make a lot of soup out of my
excess roos and turkey soup outa fried turkey carcusses. The wild turkey is perfect
for soup and I'm also impressed your hubby hit a turkey with an arrow.
Really? Thanks for the info--what do you do differently to make stock and/or broth from chickens? I've made it from grocery store chickens, and pretty much do the same thing, but I love to learn new methods.
Oh, and the Great Turkey Hunt...he was SO full of himself! He had to take me back to the spot where he was, and show me where the bird was, and measure it off (57 yards). The whole story is kind of funny. It was his first time out with a crossbow (he had actually borrowed the bow to see if he liked it), and he was hunting deer. He was up in his deer stand. My daughter and I were having a late lunch at the Dixie Cafe, when I got this text-message on my cellphone:
"Go home & get on the AGFC website and see if it's bow season for turkeys--NOW!"
And then on the way home, another text: "HURRY, THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!"
So I did, and it was OK, and I texted back, "You can take ONE bird of either sex." 5 minutes later he called, bragging about his bird.
Cut to spring turkey season. He's all hyped up by his great experience from February, and takes several of his vacation days from work to turkey hunt. Hunts for DAYS. Sees not one single bird. I told him, "It's OK, Honey--we have some coming in the MAIL."