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Skinning Squrrels.

Old 01-10-2011, 03:17 PM
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I grew up hunting small game including squirrel but got away from it when I started deer hunting about 18 years ago. I shot one last year with a .22 but picked up the shotgun and went out a couple weeks ago. I bagged 4. I remembered seeing this post so I watched the videos before cleaning the squirrels. I must say, this method is great. I made quick work of the squirrels and now have them in the freezer.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:13 PM
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I've never seen it done in video...that was cool. I liked the Game Warden. We have skinned tree rats and rabbits like that for years. I agree with hosing down too. It is the most efficient way to do it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:17 PM
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yup, I had an ol timer show me that. never done it any other way since.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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First heard of this method back in the late 50's,and the first time I tried it I must have cut too deep under the tail and when I stepped on the legs and pulled - the tail came off - so I figured it didn't work and never tried it again till now. The wetting is also a great idea - so simple - why didn't I think of that.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:30 PM
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yep it looks to easy. i will have to try it for sure..
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:55 AM
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Best explanation I've seen for this method I've heard before. a pictures woth a thousand words, or worth at least 10 butchered squirrels!
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:32 AM
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It makes it a little easier if you cut down the back legs a little.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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Thats an outstanding Video! I thought I had an easy way of doing it, but you got me beat by a mile!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:17 AM
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Watching this and the one about the rabbits really gave me some great ideas. Thank you all for the input and new methods. They will be really helpful! BB
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Easy peasy! Kind of interesting how the skin just sits on top of the flesh and not actually "attached" to it.
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