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Old 01-03-2017, 04:02 AM
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If prime, I can make mittens from the coon hides. But you are right, the price dropped to about $2.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:52 AM
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DIY, got any good tips on cooking squirrels, or good recipe? My son likes to shoot squirrels, but I don't know how to cook them so that they are any good. Always come out chewy.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:11 AM
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Quarter them and Brown them in a cast iron skillet. In a roasting pan (with a lid) or a crock pot, add chicken broth, a can of cream of mushroom and a can of cream of chicken and the browned squirrel. Slow cook for 4 hours. The meat should fall off the bones. Serve over mashed potatoes or noodles.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:22 AM
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Very nice harvest you got with that air rifle... Im thinking about a little late squirrel tomorrow with my m-rod. Always fun to break out the air power!
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:04 AM
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Lot of U tubes on how easy and fast it is to skin a squirrel. Here is one.




A few recipes from my wild critter cook book. I also have recipes for coon possum and even skunk.


Brined Squirrel

2 3 squirrels, quartered
~ 2/3 cup brown sugar
~ 1/4 cup salt
~ 1 heaping tbsp. cracked black peppercorns
~ 3 cloves garlic, crushed
~ 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary
~ 1 small bunch fresh thyme
~ 1 hand full parsley
~ 1 1/4 cup cold water
~ 1 12 oz. bottle hard cider

With a rolling pin or the back of a large kitchen knife, bruise the rosemary, thyme and parsley. This releases their oils.

Place in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Place the squirrel pieces in a large zip-lock bag. Pour in the brine.

Seal and place in a baking dish just in case your bag leaks.

Place in refrigerator at least 10 hours, 24 hours is better.

Remove the squirrel, rinse and pat dry.

You can now cook them anyway you want. Fried, baked, grilled, etc.

"I like to make mine as stew in the crockpot"


Cajun Squirrel

squirrels, cut into serving pieces, amount depends upon how many you can eat
~ olive oil
~ 1 large onion
~ 1 large green bell pepper
~ 2 cloves garlic
~ Cajun spice ~ 2 tbsp. Tabasco sauce
~ 4 tbsp. ketchup
~ 1 tbsp. Gumbo File seasoning
~ cooked rice

In a deep pot or dutch oven, heat some olive oil.

Season the squirrel on all sides with the Cajun seasoning. Add to the hot oil and turn to brown on all sides. Continue to cook until done.

Place the onion, bell pepper and garlic in a blender. Cover with water and chop. Add to the pot when squirrel is done.

Sprinkle the added vegetables with Cajun seasoning.

Add the Tabasco sauce, ketchup and the Gumbo File. Stir to mix well. Cover.

Heat and simmer until veggies are heated through stirring as needed.
Serve over the cooked rice.


Fried Squirrel with Mushroom Gravy

3 squirrels, cut into serving pieces
~ flour
~ salt and pepper
~ 2 eggs, beaten
~ 3 4 pieces bacon, chopped
~ 1 medium onion, chopped
~ 1 can cream of mushroom soup
~ 1 soup can milk

Season the flour to taste with salt and pepper. Place in a bowl. Beat the eggs in another bowl.

Heat some oil in a large skillet.

Dip the squirrel pieces in the egg and then the flour. Repeat if you want. Add to hot oil.

Fry until golden brown. Remove and drain fat. Return to skillet.

Cover with the bacon and onion.

Mix the soup and milk together and pour over meat.

Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.



Squirrel Pot Pie

6 squirrels, quartered
~ seasoning salt
~ pepper
~ your favorite seasonings, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.
~ 1 15 oz. can Veg-All mixed vegetables
~ 1 can cream of mushroom soup
~ 2 frozen pie crusts

Place squirrel quarters in a crock pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add your favorite seasonings if desired.

Cover with water and cook on low until the meat starts coming off the bones.

Strain out the meat and allow to cool. Remove meat from the bones when cool.

In a large bowl, mix the soup with a little water until smooth.

Stir in the vegetables and meat.

Pour into a pie crust and top with the other. Cut a slit in the top.

Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.

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Old 08-24-2017, 01:37 PM
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Awesome shooting. What pellets are you using? I need to find a good hunting pellet for my Nitro Trail II.
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