Squirrel Everywhere


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Natebonebusta
November 10, 2013, 12:35 AM
My buddy Brad and I hit the squirrel woods today and the squirrels were all over the place. We came really close to making our limits. Temperature and conditions were great this morning. Lots of shots, plenty of squirrels. You can see the whole story here
http://www.squirrelhuntingjournal.com/journal-entry-11-09-2013-squirrels-everywhere/

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Hanshi
November 10, 2013, 06:00 PM
You did great! I've been in the woods four times so far and haven't even seen one squirrel. The acorn crop has been a bust.

matrem
November 10, 2013, 09:24 PM
You have any good recipies for those rodents?

I've been asking friends this fall for some different ways to cook them. The dang things have tried to take over my yard.

Had to get two of them out of one of my chimneys a couple of weeks ago, one of them died in the process.

Simmering for a couple hours then boning and adding onions, celery, peppers, and sauce of your choice is quite good.

But there's always other ideas.

MCgunner
November 10, 2013, 10:05 PM
They were everywhere here today, but I couldn't hunt. First was church then we had to drive to Seguin for my wife's cousin's boy's wedding shower and get together. SO, no hunting for me. Some days they're just out in droves, others just forget about it. Seems like they do like to come out on sunny crisp, windless days in the afternoon a lot. I hear 'em squalling and I'll just have to grab a weapon and go. :D

Congrats on the hunt. Sounds like a great time in the woods. :D

gspn
November 10, 2013, 11:13 PM
Thats awesome! Did y'all use dogs or just stalk them?

1911 guy
November 11, 2013, 12:24 AM
My favorite recipe is stew done in a slow cooker.

Line the bottom of the crock with chopped onion. Bone the meat and place it on top of the onions. Toss in whatever vegetables and spices you want. Add a bit of water, at least. A splash of red wine helps enhance the flavor and meld everything together. Cover and cook. Drain off the liquid into a pan, thicken with a bit of flour and pour it back into the crock.

Tastes good, makes a mess of squirrels go farther and fills you up on a cool fall or winter day.

rondog
November 11, 2013, 01:55 AM
I've heard that squirrel stinks, smells bad. Is that true?

1911 guy
November 11, 2013, 08:20 AM
It smells like a piece of dead, raw meat. Just like any other animal. Don't let it sit on your kitchen counter and rot, it won't smell any worse.

Just like every other meat has a distinctive smell when cooking (what lets you know what's for Sunday dinner when you walk into Grandmas'), so does squirrel. Different than beef, pork or chicken, yes. But not bad. Just like pheasant smell different than chicken.

rondog
November 11, 2013, 11:32 AM
Seems like the smell was associated with some kind of glands that are supposed to be removed? I've never hunted squirrels, not familiar with cooking or eating them.

Natebonebusta
November 11, 2013, 09:57 PM
You did great! I've been in the woods four times so far and haven't even seen one squirrel. The acorn crop has been a bust.
You know our acorn crop has been very spotty. Seems like the water and willow oaks are the only ones that turned out a decent crop.

Natebonebusta
November 11, 2013, 09:58 PM
Thats awesome! Did y'all use dogs or just stalk them?
Still a little to leafy for me to hunt over the dogs. It was a combination of still/stalking hunt. We'd catch them feeding in the tree tops and move into position for a shot.

Natebonebusta
November 11, 2013, 09:59 PM
My favorite recipe is stew done in a slow cooker.

Line the bottom of the crock with chopped onion. Bone the meat and place it on top of the onions. Toss in whatever vegetables and spices you want. Add a bit of water, at least. A splash of red wine helps enhance the flavor and meld everything together. Cover and cook. Drain off the liquid into a pan, thicken with a bit of flour and pour it back into the crock.

Tastes good, makes a mess of squirrels go farther and fills you up on a cool fall or winter day.
Wow, that sounds pretty good.

ferretray
November 19, 2013, 01:32 PM
Funny how life turns out sometimes. Many moons ago I did some squirrel hunting in Pa.
I now live in the middle of a 66 acre botanical gardens, which includes a large pecan grove. Must be a couple hundred of em'.
Can't hunt here, so I just enjoy their shenanigans.

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