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Old March 27, 2020, 02:52 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Erno86 View Post

It is easier to skin a squirrel shortly after you have shot it.
^^^^Absolutely. I skin/clean all rabbits and squirrel in the woods as soon as I can. This keep body fluids from heating up inside them and tainting the meat, especially if there are wounds other than in the head. Wait till they cool completely and the skins adheres to the fat/muscle much more firmly, and rigor mortis makes it harder to get the skin from around their legs. As others have said, make sure you get the glands outta the armpits, but otherwise, a squirrel is a squirrel and they skin and clean the same regardless of what sub-species they are.
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