View Full Version : Squirrel Skinning/Cleaning Picture Links?
October 22, 2000, 06:25 PM
Any pictures or illustrations on an online sight?
October 22, 2000, 06:53 PM
I take a pair of sidecutters, cut off the feet and tail. Cut the head off with a knife make a cut about an inch long across the back then start pulling in opposite directions on the cut until you pull his skin completely off.
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October 22, 2000, 07:36 PM
We just got back from hunting. We shot 5 squirrels, and two snowshoes. The way 41mag describes is the easiest, for just the meat, but I've been keeping the skins, so it's a bit harder.
October 23, 2000, 08:38 PM
OOPS, naw, the way I do it I stand next to a trash can and everything but meat goes in.
October 27, 2000, 12:20 PM
Pics here for those interested...
October 27, 2000, 02:34 PM
I use a hatchet on the wood block to take their heads and paws off. Very convenient.
October 31, 2000, 07:26 PM
Ok, I must ask, because I may shoot one some day: how does it taste?
Isn't a squirrel just a fancied-up rat?
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October 31, 2000, 07:32 PM
It tastes like chicken! Really. Sort of like rabbit, which tastes like...well, chicken.
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October 31, 2000, 08:27 PM
Dean, a common expression around here is "tree rat". They are rodents, but their diets is much cleaner.
FWIW, I find the meat dark and well suited to a crock pot and a can of french onion soup. Or you can put in some wine, onions and soy souce. Or Cream of Mushroom soup... Or.... Heck I'm hungry !! :-)
October 31, 2000, 11:51 PM
Hmmmm . . .when people start saying " . . .well suited to a crock pot . . ." I start to get suspicious.
November 1, 2000, 07:18 AM
Dean - I'm lazy and like my meat tender. Pop stuff in the crock pot, fire it up, go to work, dinner's ready when you get home. Being a single guy, I like simple..
If it isn't the crock pot, it's the George Foreman grill...
November 1, 2000, 10:38 PM
If you aren't making the neighbors nervously checking the distance to the nearest fire hydrant, you aren't cooking! ;)
November 1, 2000, 10:48 PM
I like my squirrels char-burnt, with garlic :) That's the way I had them the first few times, and it just kinda strikes me as how a squirrel should taste now. We used to shoot them with wrist-rockets or BB guns while camping, and garlic salt and pepper was usually the only spices we had, to cook fish with.
The meat usually has a piney taste to it, or at least red-squirrels do. They are somewhat "wild" but I like them none the less :D
Red squirrels really aren't worth shooting for the meat. All de-boned, they have maybe 3 good bites of meat, I could stuff it all in one mouth full. I usually just shoot them cuz...well, that's what I do, and then eating them cuz, well, I killed it.
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