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  • #16
    I have not eaten them in years. My old friend Charlie, who died last summer at 93, loved squirrel and dumplings. Once I was visiting him when his nephew walked out of the woods with about 6-8 grey squirrels in a bag and handed them to Charlie as a gift. Charlie looked in the bag and handed them back to Eddie saying "They are all head shot, you ruined the best part".

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    • #17
      Yes parboil and fried is the way we always ate them.

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      • #18
        Yes, fried, stew, squirrel and dumplings and as an ingredient in Brunswick Stew.

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        • #19
          Almost forgot - Pumpkin Eaters Stew. Squirrels chew on every jack-o-lantern around here on Halloween. Decided to try some squirrel stew baked in a small pumpkin - excellent! I named it after the little devils themselves.

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          • #20
            i love sqirral i usaully hunt them right before deer season i can scout and still get good meat

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            • #21
              gross!

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              • #22
                Don't shoot it unless you are going to eat it. Anyone that hunts then should be eating them. I hunt then; therefore I eat them.

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                • #23
                  Squirrel was the first critter I ever hunted successfully, I was 14 and I ate the rodent and stretched it's little tiny hide.
                  I do understand there is a form of spongiform encephalopothy one can catch by eating squirrel brains, but the meat is not affected if cooked thoroughly. Stew em up and serve em in a pie crust!

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                  • #24
                    ish, I love squirrel and brown gravy, but you brought up a point of my brother-in-laws father, whom I liked. He would only eat squirrel if it had a complete head. He liked squirrel brain and scrambled eggs in the morning.

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                    • #25
                      My wife cooks them off in the pressure cooker until the meat falls of the bones, then takes the broth and meat and makes a delicious white gravy. Add some home made biscuits and fried potatos and that's all anybody should need. As an aside, my kids and I hunt them with either a .22 rifle or T/C Contender in .22 magnum or .410, no big shotguns, too much shot in the meat. Bon appetite! (spelling???)

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                      • #26
                        They're cheap to shoot and taste good. A great bargain gaem animal to eat.

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                        • #27
                          ohh yes =)

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                          • #28
                            I ate so many of them during my younger years just got tired of Squirrel and don't eat them anymore. Same way about rabbits. Give me some Quail.

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                            • #29
                              I am only recently coming to understand that there are people in the world who have never eaten squirrel. Living in the southeastern U.S., I just took it for granted that everyone had at least tried it. If you've never had a fried tree rat with milk gravy and biscuits, I feel truly sorry for you.

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                              • #30
                                never tried it is it good?

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