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Post by Psalm25 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:37 am

Each year when I sit in my blind waiting for a nice whitetail to get a little careless and step foot within range of my Winchester. I sit without moving as close to being "statue-like" as I can. Just as I start to think that I am invisible to all eyes a red squirrel will come out of no where and look me strait in the eyes... almost like Clint Eastwood looks at Eli Wallach in the good, the bad and the ugly. Then he gives the chatter... now I don't speak fluent squirrel language, but I believe he is shouting negative remarks at me. Now it might be a bit of paranoia but it seems no matter where I go or how well I hide, within minutes they find me. I am starting to feel the tables need to turn on this unwelcome mockery towards me.

Laughing Ok, all joking aside I often wonder why squirrel hunting has not taken off in Canada, it is almost unheard of. I know it is huge in many parts of the US. They are every where here, almost every tree will host a chatter box in it. I feel like I am missing out on some good opportunity to put some extra meat in my freezer. So I am wondering if red squirrel is the type that is hunted, and if so what is the best way to prepare the meat?
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Post by Rohn on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:53 am

I have hunted squirrels many times in past years. We never hunted the reds as they are the smallest and we never felt that it was worth taking one home. Grey squirrel and fox squirrel are another story. I have shot and eaten many of both.
By the way Black squirrel is the same species as the grey, just a different color.

I have a recipe for squirrel stew that I am supposed to post on here but I misplaced the recipe. My daughter says she knows where it is but so far she hasn't produced it.

Besides squirrel stew they are also good baked.
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Post by Psalm25 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:12 am

Thanks for the info Rohn. There are a lot of grey squirrels around, only problem is they are all in the town and city parks... I can't think of the last time I seen one in the wild. Kind of like pigeons, tons in the towns and cities but they are almost never seen in the wild. Too bad.
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Post by Rohn on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:14 am

I know that is the way it is where I now live. I even stopped feeding the birds because the squirrels just tear down my feeders. There are thousands of squirrels here in the city.
I might have to invest in one of those high power air guns. Very Happy
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Post by Psalm25 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:13 am

Very Happy Good idea... load up the bird feeder with sunflower seeds and load up the bbq with charcoal at the same time lol
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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:14 pm

LOL, high powered pellet rifles add to the challenge for me, but are more than adequate for even a big fox squirrel. At a distance of 25 yards I have had the pellet pass through both chest and head of squirrels.

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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:22 pm

I eat plenty of the little fruit thieves here in the city. I am armed with a little pile of corn and a box trap.
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Post by Harvey_Birdman on Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:23 am

Season opened this past Saturday here. I can't wait to go get a few. I haven't had a chance yet, but I plan on going the first part on next week. It used to be very common around here, but now only a hand full of folks that do it.

My favorite way to fixem is putem in a crock pot and stewem till the bones pull out easy, they pull all the meaqt off the bones and shread it up, put back in with some bbq sause for 30min. and put in on toasted bun. MMMMMMMM good!
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Post by 12acrehome on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:21 am

My flintlock squirrel rifle, my .22 Pellet rifle, and 20 gauge are all wanting to go...too hot right now, and the mast crop is still green. Soon though, very soon.

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