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    When I lived down in New Orleans I tried nutria and liked it. I would go down by Port Sulphur and get some nutria to eat and make some of my friends try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    I'll try almost anything, but draw the line on eating rodents or snakes.
    Im with GH. This seems to be a regional thing I have lived in MT my whole life and not once I have heard of anyone here eating squirrels.

    I did see a meateater episode where Steve and Remi ate a coyote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke 'Em View Post
    Greenhorn, I'm glad you're too closed-minded to eat squirrels. There aren't that many in Montana, and it leaves more for me.
    You actually eat pine squirrels? mtmuley

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    Agree with the other guys from MT...it has to be a regional thing and I don't recall anyone from Montana, ever mentioning eating squirrels.

    My December elk trip to AZ was an eye opener, actually saw people hunting albert's squirrels...would have never guessed.
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    great work!

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    I wonder if you could substitute rabbit for squirrel and have it turn out the same?
    Pine squirrels aren't worth eating, but there are a fair number of cottontails and snowshoe hares around that might be in trouble if I can cook them like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mthuntinfool View Post
    I wonder if you could substitute rabbit for squirrel and have it turn out the same?
    Pine squirrels aren't worth eating, but there are a fair number of cottontails and snowshoe hares around that might be in trouble if I can cook them like that!
    Substituting rabbit for squirrel is a much better meal. More tender plus you get more meat and less bone to pick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHOMP View Post
    Substituting rabbit for squirrel is a much better meal. More tender plus you get more meat and less bone to pick around.
    Rabbit might provide more meat, but I much prefer the taste of squirrel. That said, the two are generally interchangeable in any recipe.

    I've had mixed results eating pine squirrels. Sometimes they taste like turpentine, other times they taste phenomenal. I think brining them overnight in salt water helps a lot.

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    Boiled three squirrels for a few hours, picked it clean and used it in stir fry. The dishes official name is SQUIR-Fry.
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    Look tasty, I just started squirrel hunting again with my kids. I forgot how much fun it is.

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    I've always been a fan of squirrel and dumplings or chicken fried with gravy, I really need to gather up a batch as try squirrel pot pie

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    Squirrels are the best eating wild game in all of North America. They make Elk, grouse, antelope, you name it, taste pretty second class.

    I preferred mine grilled, but there is no such thing as a bad squirrel.


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    Of course, we have but a fraction of the squirrels we used to have. They may have been the single most important food source for early european settlers in the eastern half of North America. It would have been something to have been there when herds of squirrels migrated past for weeks at a time.

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    looks delicious to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by CampRipleyLF View Post
    looks delicious to me
    Totally agree with CampRipleyLF. I really appreciate the details JTHOMP included in his post to make it easier to follow. I think this could be used on a number of small game, fowl, and store bought meat for less adventurous folks. Definitely going to share this with one of my hunting buddies who claims the big three of Kansas are whitetail, turkeys, and squirrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjones View Post
    Im with GH. This seems to be a regional thing I have lived in MT my whole life and not once I have heard of anyone here eating squirrels.

    I did see a meateater episode where Steve and Remi ate a coyote.
    I'm open to eating most anything. Our squirrels are quit small compared to other areas in the US. I think the next Beaver and Bobcat will be on the menu for next winter.
    How much l wanted to take scalps, but it was not my kill.

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