ok i get a lot of people asking me what is that hook for well its for cleaning out small birds after you shoot them for some off you that answer is enough for the rest off you here is the gritty details you pull the hook out to fully extended and twist it to lock in place you then push it up in to the birds naughty bits and innards then twisting in the same direction you locked it in spin the hook around till you got a lot off the gooey bits in the hook and yank it out now if you have gotten this far in the reading if your a guy your probably holding your naughty bits with a cringe on your face or your you could be a little sick any way your bird would be a few feathers away from being ready to cook any other questions? i can easily describe it like getting on a bicycle with it seat missing but i think you got the point with out me having to get that graphic :-)