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Old 11-09-2009, 08:30 PM
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Another squirrel question (age).....

Well, I finally got out Sunday for some squirrel hunting.....put the duck hunting on the back burner and got out the 10/22 and some shells and went to the woods.....I was fortunate enough to take two nice fox squirrel! So I get them home, and never having hunted squirrels before (except as targets of opportunity), I start checking the wild game cook books for recipes.
Now most of the books I have say to "cook an older squirrel longer, as they most likely are tougher".

O.K.....so the question is: how to you tell if you have an 'older' squirrel vs a 'younger' squirrel? I didn't have time to check and see if they had an AARP card before I shot them!
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:34 AM
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if you have to use pliers, a cutting torch, and a pair of mules to skin him he is older. Also if his buisness is larger than yours, most likely he's older. Otherwise if he skins easy don't worry about it.

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Old 11-11-2009, 04:30 AM
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put them in a pressure cooker for 35 min. I have a 4 qt. pressure cooker just for cooking squirrels.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:41 PM
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if you have to use pliers, a cutting torch, and a pair of mules to skin him he is older. Also if his buisness is larger than yours, most likely he's older. Otherwise if he skins easy don't worry about it.

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