Plucking wild game birds isn’t difficult, but it can be time-consuming. Like any task, the more effort and concentration you put into plucking, the better the appearance of your finished bird. Thin-skinned upland birds, such as pheasants and grouse, pluck easier than thick-skinned waterfowl. The more birds you pluck, the more you’ll develop a feel for which birds are the best and easiest for plucking. Here are two common plucking methods.