Squirrel season opens here tomorrow!

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  1. carver

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    It rained all day Saturday, and is still raining some this morning, a little over 3 1/2" so far. Tomorrow should see a low of 55! The wet ground will make moving around a lot quiter, and the temps will be just great! I will take the shotgun for opening day, get a few for the table, and then go to the .22.
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    very nice, I miss being able to hunt squirrels, probably my favorite hunting as I've never been skunked once! They're endangered here in WA state, lack of hardwood tree nuts I'm guessing.

    Lot's of chippies though...

    what's the daily limit where you're at? it was usually 7 or 8 in PA where I grew up.
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    As destructive as they are I sometimes wish they were endangered here. In a 18 month period before hurricane Ivan I killed 258 in my yard and garden with a pellet gun. Not only did I thin them out, the hurricane did its part.
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    when I still lived at home as a teenager, I kept my little stevens bolt gun in the kitchen against the window loaded with a CB. Used to blast 'em off the back deck when they went after the bird feeders!

    after a while ya get tired of cleaning them and the freezer started filling up. Time for some pot pie!
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    Squirrel Season? Theres actually a season for squirrel in Texas? I shoot them all year long, I never knew that.
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    Squirrel season in OKlahoma opened, I believe, May 15. Every year.
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    Are they tender and tasty? I have never ate them but have always wondered.
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    They are tender and tasty......GOOD LUCK, MYLES......
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    10 per day.
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    Type the words "squirrel dumplings" into your search engine, and see what happens!
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    roll 'em in flour and fry them (arms/legs) or pull the meat and make pot pie, dumplings, stew, etc.. very tasty!

    the average person wouldn't know it from chicken
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    10 per day is awesome! lot's of cleaning but more than I was used to. Haven't been able to squirrel hunt in quite a while now. Will have to get back to the east coast sometime again to see the leaves change and snipe some squirrels.
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    Went out Sat. with my son and grandson. got 4 in an hour. Taste great, but the real pleasure is hunting with the grandson. (The missing teeth didn't hinder him a bit.):D
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    Nothing better then taking the young ones out hunting.
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    Great picture! I didn't get to go this morning, it was raining, and the wind was blowing. Will hit the woods tomorrow morning. I gave up hunting in the evenings, I just hate having to skin a critter in the dark!
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