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dressing a squirrel

Old 12-05-2012, 09:25 AM
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how soon after i kill a squirrel should i field dress it? is it okay to put them in a cheesecloth bag and continue to hunt a couple hours then do it? or should i dress them right then and there then do what with it? is it ok to at least skin them right then and put them in a bag? not sure what the best thing to do if i plan on hunting all day
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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depends on temp. nice and cold, no worries, go all morning hunting, clean all at once...if its warm, kill a few, stop by a stream clean a few, get it on ice soon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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ive never really worried over a couple hours regardless of the temp. Ive gotten home and its dark and cold and left them all night to dress out the next day and no problems there either.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:41 PM
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With squirrels I've never worried much. I do my hunt, andwhen I'm done a clean whatever I got. I suppose it'd be better to be worried about it, but I just can't. I throw them in my vest, and when I'm done, I'm done.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:42 PM
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I'll kill a mess, then collect and clean them. This may be an hour or three or more. Never thought much of immediately cleaning them.

They cool quick being small. I think that's more important than the idea of cleaning them quick.
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