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Old December 5, 2014, 12:52 AM   #101
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Short Barrel hunts squirrels instead of deer for the very same reasons I hunt squirrels, doves, prairie dogs, etc., you get a lot more shooting and action than you ever do with deer. I love to hone the craft of shooting. I shoot a lot and own lots of firearms. Most of the men in my family are great deer hunters. But, most of them own one rifle and a box of shells will last them 5 seasons. I help them spot deer, set up tree stands, join them after the hunt and even help drag the thing into the truck. But, when I take out my guns, I want to shoot something, not sit in a stand for 4 days for one shot. And frankly, the meat from squirrels is better than venison.
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Old December 5, 2014, 02:19 PM   #102
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I agree that squirrel is good eating and good hunting -- but that doesn't stop me from hunting deer. In fact, I carry a Hammond Game Getter in my pocket when I'm on a deer stand, and I've shot many a squirrel with it while waiting for a deer to show up.
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Old December 6, 2014, 11:12 AM   #103
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I love hunting squirrels. Ever year when the cousins come, its lights out. I think we got 10-15 during thanksgiving between 4 of us. Theres only so many you can get before they run out. Usually best to crockpot them in a marinade to tenderize and flavor them, then bake or fry with a coating to give them a crunch. Depending on what you like of course. Squirrel and rabbit enchiladas are great too...so good.
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Old December 6, 2014, 01:10 PM   #104
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Usually best to crockpot them in a marinade to tenderize and flavor them, then bake or fry with a coating to give them a crunch.
You've discovered my secret recipe.
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