Ed and Bill

Our Story

Since 1969 what is now branded as The Fowl Plucker has been providing waterfowl and upland bird hunters a tool with unmatched results and efficiency! Ed and Bill have been hunting together sense 1964 and with over 120 years combined waterfowl experience are excited to share there passion for the hunt and of course...

The Fowl Plucker!

Customer Reviews

Hello there Ed! Been wanting to tell you how much I enjoyed using my new plucker this past spring. “Works like a gem”, as they say. I am certainly quite happy with it. You have a very good product. Thanks again.”–

Chief Gordon Blackned, The Crees of the Waskaganish First Nation, Waskaganish, Quebec, Canada

I plucked over a 100 long-necked geese last week with the plucker, changing the finger set when I was at about 70 geese.  The fingers can also be turned around in order to distribute the wear and extend their life before changing them.  Plucking works better when the feathers are dry. I plucked my geese right after my hunt and worked great. For some geese with soft skin and too much fat, it is best to cool them off before plucking.

I used to hate hand plucking the neck, wings and the legs but now with the plucker, I love plucking these areas.  The plucker works awesome and saves a lot of time.  I used to hand pluck my geese until late at night.  Used to be all tired for the next days hunt.  Now with the plucker, I’m done plucking and cleaning my geese in no time.  I get a good nights rest.  Ready to do it all over again in the morning. 

I can say, “I enjoy plucking as much as I enjoy hunting.” Now I don’t have to worry what time I will be done plucking my kill. 

– Bradley Georgekish, Gastineau, Quebec, Canada

Last year our Southern California Duck Club purchased the FowlPlucker. It was my decision, which some members thought wrong, about the purchase. Everyone agrees that it is by far the best plucker they have ever used. The birds are truly ready for the grill or oven in a few minutes. It’s a great machine!”– Stan Perry, Southern California

Ed you are correct. Plucked a goose in less that a minute. Very easy on ducks also plucked 18 ducks, mallards, widgeon, blacks, teal, gadwall and was no time at all doing it. I’m a very happy customer.”

– Mark Kiewel, Zimmerman, MN

Thanks much Ed. And thanks very much for providing options for those of us who are inclined to DIY. So many other vendors both in woodworking and in small urban farming limit you to buying the whole shabang. I raise jumbo coturnix quail and chickens. The quail are the main reason I bought this head to go on one of my existing 1750 motors. Thanks again for your great site and super fast shipping.”

– Bill Kinard, Greenville, SC

Ed, I used the plucker this weekend and changed the way we will eat duck now and forever….no more of those tasty legs will be discarded for want of just ‘breasting’ the duck to save time. We will use and enjoy this tool. Thanks and best wishes for the New Years”

– Timothy Donnelly, Newport Beach, CA

I began going to a private hunting camp in SW Louisiana while still in high school as a friend of the proprietors and helping around the camp.  As the young “cub”, I often was in charge of cleaning the ducks.  We had a plucking shed with two of the “fowl pluckers”…they worked GREAT! And we used them for 30 years until in 2005 Hurricane Rita washed away the camp, along with the pluckers.  We soon rebuilt the camp and I have searched the world over for the plucking machines we had, and never found anything even close or no information on the old pluckers.  Low and behold there it was in the DU magazine. Now an owner of the camp, I finally get my old plucker back and can teach the new “cubs” how to use it! Thanks for bringing it back and love knowing the history behind it!”–

Scott Wilkinson, Louisiana

We love it. We have been duck hunting in northern South Dakota and the whole gang appreciates the speed at which we can now pluck our mallard ducks!”

– Rosé Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Chandler, MN

This past fall I decided to purchased a FowlPlucker due to the fact of eider ducks being a tough chore to get ’em plucked. Boy, I made the right decision. Plucking these large sea ducks is now a breeze thanks to the FowlPlucker. Plucking puddle ducks and fresh water diving ducks are twice as fast and easy. Large geese, no problem. And best of all, the birds are super clean and oven ready. Thanks for a excellent tool. I would advise every duck hunter to get their hands on one of these!”

– Paul Osmond – Cape Ray, Newfoundland

We shot geese and ducks in Maryland, doves and ducks in St. Louis, Missouri. We use the plucker all year long. I’m against breasting anything — I’m a chef. The whole point is that a dressed whole picked duck has a hundred times more flavor than stripped out breasts.”

– Chef Larry Condie of Saint Albans, Missouri writes that he purchased one of the early Orvis pluckers (now the FowlPlucker) 40 years ago.

I recently received my plucker and got to try it out following a successful early season Teal/Wood Duck hunt. All I can say is WOW! What a great product. Well-designed and built – works better than advertised! This will pay for itself this season and turns a chore into a pleasure. Thank you!”

– Michael Petruzzello, Washington D.C.

I bought the do-it-yourself kit and put it on a 79cc motor. I wanted to try it out but it was not duck season yet so I went into my Muscovy duck pen and killed four big males. Now if you know anything about Muscovy ducks you know they are the hardest duck to pluck so I figured if the plucker plucked them, it would pluck anything. I cranked the motor and in 5 to 10 minuets I was done, now that is impressive. A lot of other pluckers say you have to hand pluck the big feathers then use the plucker. Not the fowl plucker, you do not have to hand pluck anything. The plucker is unbelievable and I will always have one and recommend it to everyone who likes to hunt birds or raises birds.

– Dusty Fontenot, Louisiana

I would like to thank, the test results is excellent, puller materials arrived.”–

Ruhi Yilmaz, Sakarya, Turkey (FowlPlucker) 40 years ago.

Thank you for all the help with ordering the Fowl Plucker! We did close to 1000 birds and 90% were plucked whole.  We are so extremely happy with our Fowl Plucker and saved hours and hours of time with it.  Had zero issues and only used two sets of fingers.  It was simple to use and extremely clean, hardly any feathers escape from the shop vac. Did not have any complaints about how the plucked birds turned out, all happy customers. My partner and I also were extremely happy with how Ed did business with us, we had many questions about pluckers and Ed helped with everything. We researched quite a few pluckers but none compared to the Fowl Plucker.   We would like to thank you Ed for all the help and the great product! We definitely will be purchasing another Fowl Plucker for our Operation for next season!”

Dakota Game Cleaning, Watertown, SD

Ed, love the Fowl Plucker. Please send me another one ASAP. I’ve cleaned 200 ducks so far at an average of a duck a minute. Today I plucked and cleaned 76 ducks in 60 min.”

– Tom Hebert, Lafayette, Louisiana