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Got this nice young grey squirrel while out for a walk at my old stomping grounds. Frame for this hunt was the @MikmaqWarrior Small Mouth Bass with Usopp White 5/8"x3/8"x8.5" (Dimensions courtesy of @Island made ). Hadn't been there in a while as the critters were becoming a little too aware of my presence and I wanted to let it settle down. There were a couple fox squirrels I was following that were playing chase in the tree tops, when I spotted this fella working his way slowly through the trees nipping at buds. He had no idea I was on the path below looking for an opening between the branches. As I side stepped to find my shot, he obliged me by moving up the tree a hair and pausing to gauge a hop to the next tree. I knew I only had a few seconds, I drew back lined him up and sent a 5/8" marble flying at him at mach speed - connecting right at the base of the ear. He came down in a silent bundle before crashing to the forest floor, dead on impact. The shot was about 12 yards up on a 45°ish angle. Very happy with this, he's going to make a fine meal but for now he's going in the freezer until I get another 2 to properly fill the crock pot. :)

Thanks for looking guys, happy hunting!

- Chef
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Nice shooting bro...I'm glad you are enjoying the SMB inspired shooter I made...the SMB is an amazing frame, but I can't take the design credit...it's a Fearn Forks design (Tony the slinger). I purchased one from him and I fell in love with it so i asked him if I could make one and he said sure. So I did, and added my own spin on it..like band grooves and contour the whole frame...and tear dropping the forks

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hey Bushpotchef what squirell taste like,the snapping turtles they reckon taste like fish chicken so do our crocs mate.are they red meat i no nothing about them have a good day robbo
It's a meat all its own but the way I make it in the crock pot after being sauced and rolled up in Pillsbury rolls with cheese & peppers - it's something akin to pulled chicken or pork. Delicious as anything. :)

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What time are you having all of over for dinner?

Anyone from Indiana want to car pool?

Do you want to make it a pitch in? I can shoot whatever just tell me what you want me to bring.
Hahaha wouldn't that be nice! I've often thought if we were able to have a forum get together we'd make it a cookout as well. :D

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hey Bushpotchef what squirell taste like,the snapping turtles they reckon taste like fish chicken so do our crocs mate.are they red meat i no nothing about them have a good day robbo
It's a meat all its own but the way I make it in the crock pot after being sauced and rolled up in Pillsbury rolls with cheese & peppers - it's something akin to pulled chicken or pork. Delicious as anything. :)

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Never had tree rat, but always wanted to try it.........I heard on an episode of the current "Alone " show, that they can have Typhus and ringworm, make a fella really sick ?

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hey Bushpotchef what squirell taste like,the snapping turtles they reckon taste like fish chicken so do our crocs mate.are they red meat i no nothing about them have a good day robbo
It's a meat all its own but the way I make it in the crock pot after being sauced and rolled up in Pillsbury rolls with cheese & peppers - it's something akin to pulled chicken or pork. Delicious as anything. :)

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Never had tree rat, but always wanted to try it.........I heard on an episode of the current "Alone " show, that they can have Typhus and ringworm, make a fella really sick ?

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Thorough cooking is a must of course, but pigs can get trichanosis and you can catch that if not cooked well so there's dangers in everything lol

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Never eaten squirrel, is it delicious?
It can be. My mother prepared it like fried chicken. It helps if the squirrel is young, they tend to get tough as they get older. Older squirrels are good Southern style in dumplings. Just cook until the meat is easily separated from the bones before adding dumplings. Like most game, it can be pretty unappetizing if not properly prepared, but that's true of almost any meat.
 

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hey Bushpotchef what squirell taste like,the snapping turtles they reckon taste like fish chicken so do our crocs mate.are they red meat i no nothing about them have a good day robbo
It's a meat all its own but the way I make it in the crock pot after being sauced and rolled up in Pillsbury rolls with cheese & peppers - it's something akin to pulled chicken or pork. Delicious as anything. :)

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Never had tree rat, but always wanted to try it.........I heard on an episode of the current "Alone " show, that they can have Typhus and ringworm, make a fella really sick ?

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We used to eat a lot of them when I was a kid (in Arkansas) I think down south they tend to be more prone to the yucky stuff. My dad didn't like to hunt them until after a hard frost. Early in the fall you would tend to find a parasite called "wolves" under the skin. I don't think they were dangerous to people, but they looked quite unappetizing to say the least.

We always cooked them well and never had any issues. Taste pretty good fried low and slow and then simmered in gravy. I'll have to try chef's crockpot technique one of these days.

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