squrriel hunting ishard. there are 2 ways that i have seen work.
1. find a place with lots of shells, acorn, walnut, hickory. sit down and enjoy the hunt.
2. stalk slowly around the woods, especially where you see sign. sometimes constantly moving is as good as being still.
i prefer number 1 but have seen both work great. the key is finding where they are.. empty shells, tree nests that sort of thing.
as far skinning them, heres what i do.
start a back of neck and cut to make an opening.
cut skin away from meat, moving from neck to shoulders, around shoulders to lower leg. sometimes you can pull the skin away. sometimes you have to cut it.
seperate until skin is around the foot knuckle, bend and cut at that join. then cut around and dislocate shoulder joint. repeat step for other front leg.
skin down the back bone to the back legs and repeat the process for front legs.. if you feel like you want more, cut around the guts, de gut it. now the hard part, cut,bend ,snap and break the back bone where the ribs end, and at the pelvis for an extra chunk of meat...
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
Last edited by jjfuller1; 10-19-2012 at 12:10 AM.