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    Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    I’ve recently done my CORE course and obtained my hunting license and am excited to get into hunting. I want to start off hunting small game and have read in the hunting synopsis that there are no closed seasons for schedule C species which include both the gray squirrel and fox squirrel. Any tips on how to hunt these critters and what sort of habitat I should be looking for?

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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    You can usually find gray squirrels at my bird feeder. I hunt them by letting my Weimaraner and Weiner dog out the door!
    If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?

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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    i hunt squirells often, havent killed many but that is because i ussually just take my dog for a walk and tote a pellet gun along, shes treed many but not much luck with my old pellets. what is the best strategy is walking in very quitly, like your still-hunting for whitetails, aften the squirells will just bump right in front of you and do not know what just happened. a little trick is to call them in, no do not buy a call for a whole lotta money, take your pellet container (metal or plastic) and shake the can in a rithm, ive had many squirells come in to like a yard and there so focused on replying that you can easily kill them. also i strongly suggest getting good at shooting offhand because many shots will be fast and standing, my dad has an extremely accurate pellet gun from germany that weighs around 15 pounds which is hard to control, i would suggest a light, accurate and durable .22 for the sake of follow ups (some pellets are not very ideal for expansion making the recovery very hard. hope it helps
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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    People eat rodents?

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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    Quote Originally Posted by RackStar View Post
    People eat rodents?
    I'm sure some people do, but hunting to eat is only one reason to hunt, there are many other reasons as well.

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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    I don't know of anyone here hunting squirrels.
    Gray squirrels are usually in urban areas where you can't hunt and most of them in the woods are red squirrels which you can't hunt.
    The trick is to find locations where you can shoot gray squirrels.

    Squirrels are good eating. So are beavers.
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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    from the internet so it must be true:
    Many Americans consider squirrel the best meat in the woods – yet very few Brits have even tried it. Sweet and nutty, squirrel is a highly sustainable and delicious meat that we would like to see on many more plates.

    https://www.wildmeat.co.uk/blogs/new...-should-try-it

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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    Apparently hunting and harvesting and ultimately eating squirrels is a big thing down south . Duck Dynasty clan love em !
    Wonder what they taste like . Pine , Fir , Spruce ?
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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    Apparently hunting and harvesting and ultimately eating squirrels is a big thing down south . Duck Dynasty clan love em !
    Wonder what they taste like . Pine trees ?
    Arctic Lake

    They taste like rabbit.
    Brunswick stew is a great way to make them.
    I made them like rabbit with mustard vinegrette in alum. foil.
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    Re: Hunting squirrels (MU 2-8)

    Very interesting ! Thanks !
    Arctic Lake
    Quote Originally Posted by adriaticum View Post
    They taste like rabbit.
    Brunswick stew is a great way to make them.
    I made them like rabbit with mustard vinegrette in alum. foil.
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

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