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Old October 22, 2000, 06:25 PM   #1
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Any pictures or illustrations on an online sight?
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Old October 22, 2000, 06:53 PM   #2
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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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Old October 22, 2000, 07:36 PM   #3
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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.

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Old October 23, 2000, 08:38 PM   #4
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OOPS, naw, the way I do it I stand next to a trash can and everything but meat goes in.
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Old October 27, 2000, 12:20 PM   #5
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http://www.silverstreaksports.com/squirrel_cleaning.htm

Pics here for those interested...
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Old October 27, 2000, 02:34 PM   #6
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I use a hatchet on the wood block to take their heads and paws off. Very convenient.
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Old October 31, 2000, 07:26 PM   #7
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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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Old October 31, 2000, 07:32 PM   #8
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It tastes like chicken! Really. Sort of like rabbit, which tastes like...well, chicken.

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Old October 31, 2000, 08:27 PM   #9
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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 !! :-)

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Old October 31, 2000, 11:51 PM   #10
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Hmmmm . . .when people start saying " . . .well suited to a crock pot . . ." I start to get suspicious.
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Old November 1, 2000, 07:18 AM   #11
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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...

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Old November 1, 2000, 10:38 PM   #12
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If you aren't making the neighbors nervously checking the distance to the nearest fire hydrant, you aren't cooking!

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Old November 1, 2000, 10:48 PM   #13
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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
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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