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Old 07-14-2008, 06:10 PM
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Does anyone here enjoy spending time in the woods picking off a few of those tree rats? Our season starts here in Indiana August 15th. I enjoy getting out a few times to hunt them and while I'm in the woods I do a little scouting for the coming deer season.

Just curious if anyone else enjoys hunting them.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:12 PM
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You betcha!!! Nothing better than a little limb rat stew!
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:08 AM
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I've always enjoyed squirrel hunting!!!

Problem is I don't like eating them much...

With no one to eat them, it don't feel right shooting them...

I will probably take my boy out squirrel hunting this year at least once..

Great way to get kids interested in hunting!!!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:52 AM
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Never went Squirrel hunting before, tons around though.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:49 AM
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My best memories of hunting came from squirrel hunting with my dad. We used to go between Christmas and New Years when i was off from school. Man I still wish he would hunt!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 AM
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I,ve been hunting them things since I was 10 yr old. Foxies or grays, it don't makes no difference. Hunting these sharp eyed little beggars, will definitely help on still hunting skills.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:40 PM
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I've always enjoyed squirrel hunting!!!

Problem is I don't like eating them much...

With no one to eat them, it don't feel right shooting them...

I will probably take my boy out squirrel hunting this year at least once..

Great way to get kids interested in hunting!!!!
I totally understand. I cannot stomach them as is. That's why I only use them in a stew...slow cooker is best. It gets rid of the gamey taste. It actually comes out tasting like dark chicken meat. I know I know...everything tastes like chicken.
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I know a guy who used to get extremely P***ED at us boys for head shooting them. He wanted the heads to add in with his Dumplings.
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I know a guy who used to get extremely P***ED at us boys for head shooting them. He wanted the heads to add in with his Dumplings.
Thats just wrong!
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:10 PM
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Tree rats are tons of fun. I used to have to walk on the other side of the tree from my dad (God bless his soul) which pushed the squirrel to his side where, ka-blam! I'd save the tails. Squirrels are where I was first indoctrinated into field dressing game.

I took my kids out last year. Funny thing! My 5-year old son saw no squirrels but lots of moose, tigers, and leopards. Keep in mind we live in southern WI. Good memories.
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