Small Game, Predator and Trapping From shooting squirrels in your backyard to calling coyotes in Arizona. This forum now contains trapping information.

Got a black squirrel today

Old 10-09-2004, 05:59 PM
  #1  
Typical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wardensville West Virginia USA
Posts: 640
Default Got a black squirrel today



Went back out hunting this afternoon without my fiance, she was too tired from gettin up and going hunting this morning. Took a real nice fox squirrel about 30 minutes after gettin in thw woods. I saw a squirrel bouncing through the tree tops that looked black. I set close and waited for like an hour and a half and then i saw it coming up through the woods about 25 yards away. When it stopped i fired off the old Stevens 20 gauge and it ran about 10 feet and piled up. It was a pretty big squirrel, its head, legs, belly and sides were jet black. Its back was really dark grey with black mixed in and its tail was the same as a regular fox squirrel only with black hairs all through it. I wrapped it up tight in bags and put it in the freezer i want to get it mounted.

How long can it stay in the freezer frozen until i have to take it too the taxidermist? Ive never killed anything worth mounting before so im not sure how to go about preserving it. I just put it in there as is, i didnt gut it or anything just put it in a bunch of plastic bags and wrapped it tight and taped it shut.
BeltedMag is offline  
Old 10-09-2004, 06:06 PM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
mauser06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 9,085
Default RE: Got a black squirrel today

i shot a squirrel in the middle of october/early november last year and didnt take it to the taxidermist till febuary...he didnt say a word about it except it was frozen....i didnt gut it or anything...sure he was ripe for the taxidermist!! but i guess thats better then my ripping it open cutting hair and everything....cant wait to get it back!!!! if sealed up good and everything it should last a good while....make sure it dont get frost bitten and make sure ice or anything like that doesnt touch it.....i had mine in a ton of bags in fear of ruining it...but he didnt say anything was bad about it and he was surprised it was that old......good luck
mauser06 is offline  
Old 10-09-2004, 06:27 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: chiefland Florida USA
Posts: 5,417
Default RE: Got a black squirrel today

as long as it didn't get to hot before you put it in the freezer your ok.it will keep in the freezer for a few mo's. with no problem.
an idea,have it mounted laying on a limb,and hang it high and you will never notice the lighter back.if you want to see the back,have it mounted coming down a limb.just a couple ideas.
congrats. on the trophy.I have one that is black untill you get close,then it is reeeeeeal dark brown and black mixed.
Tree climber is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Saxman1819
Northeast
1
09-06-2008 01:49 PM
Deersmoker243
Small Game, Predator and Trapping
8
11-10-2005 12:20 PM
Criggster
Small Game, Predator and Trapping
9
09-23-2005 08:16 PM
jeffmiller
Small Game, Predator and Trapping
27
11-22-2003 04:14 AM
bhw
Small Game, Predator and Trapping
20
11-13-2003 12:40 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Got a black squirrel today


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.