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Don't laugh. Eating suburban squirrels?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Tallbald, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. wankerjake

    wankerjake Member

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    I'd eat 'em. A little weed killer will put hair on your chest. :D

    Honestly I would feel safe eating them.
     
  2. rugerman

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    Take a rat trap, screw it to a tree or post bait it with peanut butter. You will have to move it from time to time once they figure it out but it works well.
     
  3. Arkansas Paul

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    I've done it more than once when I was a kid. No I'll effects.
     
  4. d2wing

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    I use a tuned QB78 .22 cal co2 pellet gun from Mike at Flying Dragon air guns. At real close range or to be really quiet I use a Daisy .177 Target gun. Either one is good for target practice too. I tried CB caps, to loud and too much range. A GAMO bone collector is the worst piece of junk I have ever owned. Loud flimsy, inaccurate terrible scope and trigger.
     
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    As long as its legal, I think that you are pretty safe eating them, at least in my opinion.
     
  6. armedwalleye

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    "It's legal on my property"....Per the OP.

    Have at it. They taste like chicken.

    Do you really care about the neighbor's opinion? After all, she IS "cat people".
     
  7. Bushpilot

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    Kind of pathetic IMO that we live in a society that has "progressed" to the point where anyone feels the need to be concerned about the legalities involved with discharging a pellet gun on your own property in the pursuit of squirrels. As far as eating them is concerned, I wouldn't be at all surprised if neighborhood squirrels are healthier to eat then the chickens at the local super market, but that is just a guess on my part.
     
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  8. LordDunsany

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    I don't get around too well these days but still get to do plenty of hunting from my patio chair. A pump-up Crosman for small game (mice, rats and tree-rats) and a .22 with CB caps for big game (possums etc.)

    I don't eat the tree-rats as the wife had to live on them as a kid and can't stand the thought of fried squirrel, but I do take the furs and tails for fishing lures and other projects.

    Waste not want not...

    By the way, we are now able to get a few things from the garden, which had been eaten up by pests previously. And don't waste your time on Hav-A-Hart traps because the little bastiches are too clever to go into them. Rat traps with peanut butter are the way to go if you can't shoot them.
     
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