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#2990013 - 10/19/12 11:47 PM Squirrel question
Jroberts238
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Me and a friend is thinking about packing the rest of our freezer after deer season with squirrel and rabbit.

I heard a long time ago that squirrels catch some kind of disease after a certain time of the year and are no longer good to eat.

Is this true or a wise tale?
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#2990058 - 10/20/12 05:07 AM Re: Squirrel question [Re: Jroberts238]
mike243
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#2990144 - 10/20/12 07:44 AM Re: Squirrel question [Re: mike243]
pressfit
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What you are thinking about is called " wolves" hunt them after a frost and you dont have to worry about them..
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#2990147 - 10/20/12 07:46 AM Re: Squirrel question [Re: pressfit]
pressfit
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a wolve is a larva of a bot fly
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#2990431 - 10/20/12 01:22 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: pressfit]
KPH
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I have never had any problem with squirrels but rabbits need to taken after the first good frost, or they could have what is call rabbit feaver or at least that is what I was always told.
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#2991139 - 10/20/12 10:48 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: KPH]
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I've never heard of it, some squirrels will have what we call wolves in them as PRESSFIT said, they look like a huge maggot under the skin & may be sevral in one squirrel, buy have never heard of any type of disease.
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#2991232 - 10/21/12 06:56 AM Re: Squirrel question [Re: FOX FIRE]
mike243
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Just remebered,TWRA advised squirrels can carry CWD,TWRA released some info 2 years or so ago,advised to not eat the brains.Its been over 40 years since I eat some so im safe \:\)
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#2991806 - 10/21/12 02:49 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: mike243]
FOX FIRE
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I need all the help I can get but still wont eat brains.
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#2992377 - 10/21/12 09:17 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: FOX FIRE]
Inkstainz
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my grandpa laughs at me throwing the heads away and said brains are the best part of the squirrel. I told him that I'll just have to take his word on it!
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#2998917 - 10/25/12 03:26 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: Inkstainz]
StalkingWolf
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One of my friends grandfather used to say "take out a leg before you shoot the head"
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#2999018 - 10/25/12 04:45 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: Inkstainz]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: Inkstainz
my grandpa laughs at me throwing the heads away and said brains are the best part of the squirrel. I told him that I'll just have to take his word on it!

My grandmother used to cook the brains with eggs I remember them being pretty good.
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#2999897 - 10/26/12 08:32 AM Re: Squirrel question [Re: KPH]
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No brains for me, but I sure due like BBQ squirrel
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#3002184 - 10/27/12 05:19 PM Re: Squirrel question [Re: GreatWhiteHunter]
Inkstainz
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Ya my grandfather asks for all the heads I cut off so that he can have brains and eggs. Not my cup of tea but more power to him.
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