Here's a great recipe for wild turkey soup that's easy, hearty, and really good.
I use the legs for soup. First, I soak them for 24 hours in a Kosher salt brine. Draws any blood and tenderizes the meat. Then I simmer the legs in fresh water with 2 bay leaves until the meat is literally falling off the bone. It usually takes a couple of hours. This makes removing those tough tendons real easy. Save the water.
Now for the soup.
3 c water 1 can (10 ozs) chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup 2/3 c uncooked wild rice, rinsed 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp black pepper 3 c cooked turkey, chopped 2 c shredded fresh spinach
1. Combine water, broth, soup, rice and seasonings in crockpot [If you don't have one, buy one. They're inexpensive and perfect for wild game] 2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or 3-4 hours on high. 3. Stir in turkey and spinach and cook for an additional 30 minutes
I have a couple of servings in the freezer for when I come in late from a deer stand.
Bring a GPS...its awkward when you have to eat your buddies