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Old 08-21-2013, 01:27 AM   #21
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Gah, I wish...
I'm in college now, so no guns...
And to add insult to injury, campus is FULL of huge squirrels (cause nothin bothers em).

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Any recipes for tree rat? Haven't eaten any for many years, bout to take my son on his first squirrel hunt and being ethical hunters of course we're eating anything killed but don't wanna gag doing it and steer him off of squirrel if it too gross. Btw the wife refuses to help,lol , so its on me, the simpler the recipe the better. I remember my uncle putting the meat in a sack of seasonings and just shake, then pantry. Was pretty good but gamey
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We always just fried up the young ones, in whatever seasoning you want. And usually crock potted the old ones with egg noodles. Quartered up of course. Pretty good in salsbury steak sauce too.

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Any recipes for tree rat? Haven't eaten any for many years, bout to take my son on his first squirrel hunt and being ethical hunters of course we're eating anything killed but don't wanna gag doing it and steer him off of squirrel if it too gross. Btw the wife refuses to help,lol , so its on me, the simpler the recipe the better. I remember my uncle putting the meat in a sack of seasonings and just shake, then pantry. Was pretty good but gamey
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Shake and bake for porkchops. Cut to pieces in bag and shake. Add some potatoes, onions and carrots. Bake in foil packs, add a couple pats of butter. Simple and can be done in the camp fire.... yum
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I'm also ready, this is a previous season, trusty 10/22

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Any recipes for tree rat? Haven't eaten any for many years, bout to take my son on his first squirrel hunt and being ethical hunters of course we're eating anything killed but don't wanna gag doing it and steer him off of squirrel if it too gross. Btw the wife refuses to help,lol , so its on me, the simpler the recipe the better. I remember my uncle putting the meat in a sack of seasonings and just shake, then pantry. Was pretty good but gamey
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Boil the squirrels and remove the meat from the bones and pull into small stew-sized pcs. Add water, cans of veg-all, corn, cooked potatoes or whatever you like. Add a flour/milk mix like you are making gravy...thicken it up add lots of salt and pepper. A box of bisquick will have a dumpling recipe....follow it, add it to the top pot and you have squirrel and dumplings!
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Before my grandmother passed away she would make squirrel dumplings. They were amazingly good. The only downside is my granddad made he cook the heads in it and he would suck the brains out of the eye sockets. Talk about some mental scarring as a kid.

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I couldn't resist joining in with a dead tree rat photo. Taken at 17 yards with a CCI subsonic, segmented hollow point from a suppressed Mk II. It blew his heart out, there were no rear exit wounds.

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Uhh, good shot, gruesome a$$ picture though...

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@Devin,, I guess the old timers aren't joking when they " waste not, want not."

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