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Squirrel hunting question
ghostsniper1 Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
So I've killed a many tree rat and let the meat go to waste in my younger days (flame me if you may.) but anyway. I'm going legit this year, actually Saturday. So I just have to ask, although we have had a few frosts now, but what guarantees against rabbies??? Got no problem with skinny and gutting, but what should I look out for?
I've seen squirrel with ticks, fleas, lice, and warbles.
Guys, he wasn't talking about rabid squirrels. See his post? He's asking about rabbies.
Anyway....to Ghost....are you going after Greys or Red-Fox squirrels?
Grey squirrel. All this time I never really went "hunting," for lack of a place to do so until a buddy of mine informed me that you can hunt in the state park that's fairly close to us. So I'm picking up a license at Wally World and heading out in the morning.
Fox squirrels will test your skinning skill.
Any mammal can have rabies but squirrels are not commonly found with it.
Shoot some, skin some, eat some - they'll be just fine (although I recommend a stew or pressure cooking for fox squirrels). -WSJ
Concur both on the .22 thing and the Fox squirrels. And that stew needs to be slow cooked in a crock pot or something. But I even at least parboil the greys.
To my taste the best way to eat squirrel is in squirrel and dumplings. I'll give you my secret recipe for same as follows:
First secure the services of a red headed black woman who weighs at least 300lbs. Although 400 is prefered.
Give her the dressed squirrels with instructions to let you know when it's all done.
Rebs]. I use poultry seasoning.
After 2-2.5 hours, pick the meat of the bones.
Now you can make pot pie/sheppard's pie or mix it in a package of rice
cpj's way is the best as long as the rats are young enough.