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#3049987 - 11/26/12 03:43 PM Field Dressing question - Squirrels
BirdDog123
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I think I have slayed enough deer thus far and its time to relax and pop a few squirrels.

How long should I keep that squirrel in my pocket until its time to gut him?

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#3050112 - 11/26/12 04:40 PM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: BirdDog123]
timberjack86
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I dont gut them till I butcher them.I wouldnt leave them in my coat all day though.
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#3050818 - 11/26/12 11:21 PM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: timberjack86]
catman529
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I just take em home whole, gut and skin em, done it to 3 or 4, still in the freezer somewhere lol. I gotta boil em down till the meat falls off the bone, then make something out of them. I did not like the taste of squirrel when fried.
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#3050877 - 11/27/12 02:55 AM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: catman529]
The_Lawman
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They stay in my game vest till I get home. If it gets warm and I'm hunting for a while they can be a little smelly on the inside when you gut them. Meat is always good though. Straight into a brine after gutting. Then cooked or frozen.
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#3051025 - 11/27/12 07:16 AM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: The_Lawman]
cruff10
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It depends....on a Warm day (august) not more than a couple of hours. This time year, if I hunt all day I will do a cleaning after lunch and a cleaning after the evening hunt.

BTW. I never take my squirrels home to clean. I use the nearest creek! I always take ziplock bags with me to put the squirrels in.

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#3051399 - 11/27/12 11:17 AM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: cruff10]
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Mud Dauber
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Here is what I have taken to doing. Squirrels are much easier to skin when they are warm. Significantly easier. I carry a game quarter bag in my pack and will skin the squirrels immediately upon killing them. If I am in a hot area with lots of activity, I'l hold off on gutting until later. If its pretty slow, I'll do that on the spot. Regardless, I stuff them in the game bag (where they can cool and breathe) until I get home and then they get vacuum sealed for the freezer or go straight into a brine.

Its a different way than most people do it, but I prefer it 10-1 over skinning when they are cold.
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#3055466 - 11/29/12 04:57 PM Re: Field Dressing question - Squirrels [Re: catman529]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I just take em home whole, gut and skin em, done it to 3 or 4, still in the freezer somewhere lol. I gotta boil em down till the meat falls off the bone, then make something out of them. I did not like the taste of squirrel when fried.


Put them in a crock pot with some salt for about 2-3 hours, THEN fry them covered in flour and lightly salted.
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