There are probably as many ways to skin and clean a pheasant as there are hunters. Okay, maybe there are a great deal less, but there are certainly bad ways to pluck these birds. First-time pheasant hunters may notice that pheasants have thinner and looser skin than other birds such as duck and geese. Don’t let this intimidate you, however, preparing a pheasant is easier than it looks.
Here is a quick and relatively simple method shared by the Military and survival channel on YouTube. Most impressively, this method requires just minimal knife work. Just make sure you keep the meat clean throughout the process.