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Old October 10th, 2015, 04:49 AM   #16
 
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Old October 10th, 2015, 05:22 AM   #17
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That pot pie looks good! I like Brunswick stew made with squirrel vs chicken.
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I have a brand new Mossberg 500 in .410 bore ready to go for this season!
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Squirrel stew, is one of my favorites, can't say as I've had any lately though, out here in these parts, about all you see is the ground squirrels, which are a pain in the butt. However back in UP Michigan and N/E Wisconsin a little strol in the woods usually gave a body a little excitement, carrying a .22LR.
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THere doesn't seem to be any season on that they do to my feeders and a close friend's barn. Season? I got your season right here!
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Don't have a fence, but I do shoot them with an air rifle. Squirrel season is 12 months per year. They are destructive little rodents. I don't eat them either, but I notice the carcass disappears from the yard overnight. Something is having a midnight snack.
Same here! They are very destructive. And they do seem to disappear overnight.

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I know there's a season for rodents, but why? Don't get it.
Is it to protect the squirrels from the 10 year old with the BB gun that doesn't really care about seasons?
Doubt it. Seasons? Kid will shoot at anything that moves.
Do people in some places over eat the squirrel population?
I've had it. Not one of my favs, but protein is protein, when you need it.
Usually they get left where they fall or booted into the bushes.

There are literally gangs of the little bastards loping around the property in herds, harassing anything that moves. Robins, Deer. They don't seem to care.
Have had the whole gang start loping thru the yard towards me a few times.
Stupid rodents.
Fair game if it sets foot in my yard.
Have three Redtail Hawks in the area that think that way, too.
Seen them snatch them right off the side of a tree.
Flying squirrels. Gotta love it.
Drama from the deck with a cold one.
If the hawks don't thin them out, we start sticking arrows in the yard.
...Drama from the deck...Now, that is funny!!
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I wish I had my .22 on me when I was out for the early ML season that past two days. There had to be at least five hopping around all morning. I plan to get after them after the Deer firearms season in FL. I'm excited to try some squirrel.
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Darn 20 gauge broke last month and I can't legally hunt with a rimfire in the northern part of the state. I may have to sit this year out.
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My son and I just started hunting this year and "he" got two, one each time out. IT's just great being out there. Sure wish we could use 22 LR for squirrel here in NJ but we can't so it's shotguns for us. This will be a season we look forward to each year. Have't eaten any yet...need more and a find recipe or two!

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My son and I just started hunting this year and "he" got two, one each time out. IT's just great being out there. Sure wish we could use 22 LR for squirrel here in NJ but we can't so it's shotguns for us. This will be a season we look forward to each year. Have't eaten any yet...need more and a fine recipe or two!
Nothing wrong with a shotgun for squirrel. I find them to be a near perfect tool for popping them out of trees.
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Nothing wrong with a shotgun for squirrel. I find them to be a near perfect tool for popping them out of trees.
Yes John I agree. The second one my son took was running across a downed tree. At about 30 yards he got it done in one shot. I'm not sure running squirrels would be easy targets for a 22 but then I haven't shot a 22 yet and would need to get quite good first. Then, NJ would need to change the laws for hunting squirrel with a 22 cal. The bottom line is we like squirrel hunting!
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Those of you who have never eat squirrel , you have no idea what squirrel stew taste like ! All I can say is your missing a meal of a lifetime !
I'll second that opinion. Now if I could just find a tree out here in Wyoming's high desert!
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As far as eating, if you haven't, you don't know what you're missing.



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Hi Mad Dog - My son and I are new hunters and got some gray squirrels over Thanksgiving weekend (I got my first two ever...very exciting). My son only talks of wanting to have his squirrel fried and yours looks great in that skillet! Any tips to get them prepared/cooked just right? I've never cooked or eaten squirrel yet but quite ready! Recipes welcome!

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Hi Mad Dog - My son and I are new hunters and got some gray squirrels over Thanksgiving weekend (I got my first two ever...very exciting). My son only talks of wanting to have his squirrel fried and yours looks great in that skillet! Any tips to get them prepared/cooked just right? I've never cooked or eaten squirrel yet but quite ready! Recipes welcome!

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Yes any cleaning & cooking tips would be appreciated. They would be fun to shoot with the kids but I have no idea how they taste and what the best way is to prepare them.
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