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Old 09-03-2011, 06:49 AM
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Good Luck to all.......heading out in a few.....
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:03 AM
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When's it safe to eat squirrels here?
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:09 AM
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goin this afternoon if the weather holds out
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:52 AM
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ended up working in chatham than down to stoneville nc...... almost ran over one....
looks like I'll have to wait awhile before going. Any luck mr scotty????
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:36 PM
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no, we didnt get out til this afternoon, started raining on us and that was that. Hopefully next weekend will be better
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:28 AM
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Again, When is it safe to eat them???

Do you have to wait till it gets cold? do they have worms? Just asking. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:48 AM
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ive never seen one but ive heard of a parasite that squirrels get called wolves. Evidently it gets under the skin and causes a lump, usually they are gone after the first frost. I dont know if they hurt the squirrel, ive heard some people say they cut around them, some just toss the squirrel.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:34 AM
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sc's response was good.The parasite lump under the fir can get to be half dime in diameter-At least I've seen many this size.One parasite per lump.I've cut into one one time and they are similar to bot fly larvae.If a lump is noiticeable-warm or cold weather-I toss the critter.I don't dispute cutting a larger area around the parasite to salvage the rest.Others have told me thats what they've done.

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Old 09-09-2011, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FC Hunter View Post
When's it safe to eat squirrels here?
If you are talking about worbles.
Usely after the first frost they drop out.
Thats when they get rid of them.
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