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squirrels ???

I am just looking for alittle advice for what to do with squirrels after you shoot them are they worth eating. This is my first year hunting and i have been out for archery and rifle season but would like to spend more time hunting and squirrels seem like they would be alot of fun but i don't want to kill them and not know what to do with them.

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Joined: 07/10/2006
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squirrels ???

I went out squirrel hunting for the first time last weekend and had a blast. The squirrel meat is quite good, tastes exactly like chicken, if you were eating a leg you would know the difference. I would reccomend only targeting the black/gray ones as they are a bit bigger. Head shots are a must, there isnt' a lot of meat to ruin so you need to be careful.
I would love to hear some other opinions on the subject, see if I'm way off the mark or not.
good luck

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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 10/28/2003
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I skin them, cut off the legs and put them in a red sauce....taste like chicken Thumbs up

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Joined: 11/16/2006
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boil the meat off the bone and have your lady make a pot pie!

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Location: Maryland
Joined: 10/11/2006
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Sounds good!

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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 07/28/2007
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Re: squirrels ???
yz25086 wrote:
I am just looking for alittle advice for what to do with squirrels after you shoot them are they worth eating. This is my first year hunting and i have been out for archery and rifle season but would like to spend more time hunting and squirrels seem like they would be alot of fun but i don't want to kill them and not know what to do with them.

....I went on a moose hunt one time and took along a chinese friend of mine he made an amazing stir fry using red squirrel Thumbs up

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Location: s. california
Joined: 02/01/2008
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here in s. cal all we have that i know of is ground squirrels dont eat those. when i was in ok my section chief fed me tree squirrel and it was really good u guys are making me hungry robert

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Joined: 08/26/2005
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squirrels ???

I use a .22, and if it isn't available, a .410 is as big as I go. after I skin them and cut the head, feet and tail off. I keep the squirrel tail in a ziplock bag with salt, than I have a board I keep them on. They make an interesting discussion piece:) anyhow, I take them home and cut them down and use flower and cornmeal and fry them up, either in a pan or deep fryer, just like you would chicken.....delicious Thumbs up

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
Joined: 08/01/2008
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squirrels ???
jasonkdailey wrote:
I use a .22, and if it isn't available, a .410 is as big as I go. after I skin them and cut the head, feet and tail off. I keep the squirrel tail in a ziplock bag with salt, than I have a board I keep them on. They make an interesting discussion piece:) anyhow, I take them home and cut them down and use flower and cornmeal and fry them up, either in a pan or deep fryer, just like you would chicken.....delicious Thumbs up

Gravy from the drippings is a real treat with some big, fluffy biscuits!

Squirrel is way better than chicken IMHO. Chickens eat their own(well you get the picture).....

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Location: Yakima
Joined: 10/25/2007
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i just use the pelt and tail for fly tying material. plus i just cooked the meat with some pam and johnnys seasoning

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Joined: 08/26/2005
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Cant wait to get some!! Our squirrel season opened up last saturday but for me its a bit early yet for squirrel, simply because they are full of wulves. I shot 5 last year, and of those 5 only 2 of them were fit to eat, which isnt much for a fella like myself. lol

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