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Roasted Wild Turkey

A wild turkey would be treated the same as a domestic bird. Keep the stuffing simple and not too highly seasoned. After stuffing the turkey, rub well with butter, salt, and pepper. Place it on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast in a 325 degree F. oven and allow 22-25 minutes per pound of turkey. Baste turkey often with equal amounts of butter and white wine.

NOTE: If you normally cook your domestic turkey in foil or a brown-in bag, the same may be done with a wild turkey.