Episode-257- Squirrel Hunting 101

Time for a change up and we are going to talk about squirrel hunting.  I know what you are thinking, what exactly is there to talk about right?  The reality is a lot.  The squirrel offers a lot of things to new and seasoned hunters.

In the intro segment we name Barack Obama “assclown of the day” for failure to comprehend how a Town Hall Meeting in New England is supposed to work.  The hero of the day is John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods for the courage to speak the truth in spite of the political leanings of his market.

Tune in today to hear me discuss…

  • What are the unique advantages offered by squirrel hunting?
  • Why is the squirrel a perfect game animal for honing hunting skills?
  • What are the three main methods of squirrel hunting?
  • Why would you bother to manage land for squirrels?
  • What are the best methods of cooking squirrels?
  • Does squirrel taste “just like chicken”?
  • How can you built a 50 cent squirrel call with out even spending the money?
  • A bit on hunting squirrels with dogs

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11 Responses to Episode-257- Squirrel Hunting 101

  1. Jack a tip on cooking squirrel or rabbit.If you shoot them with a shotgun and you dont want to bite buckshot put them in a pan of boiling water.This will tighten up the meat and it will push the shot down to the bone or out into the pan it will take 20-30 min to do this. Then debone them and fry.Your teeth will thank you for this trust me.

  2. The thing i like about squirrel and rabbit hunting is its a good time to do preseason turkey and deer scouting. That early in the year they are not under a lot of pressure and you can find out a lot more about there normal patterns.

  3. I have shot squirrels before but never eaten them. They are surprisingly tough. I had a Savage pellet gun and some squirrels took multiple shots to kill. I didn\’t have a scope so head shots were hard. Just trying to keep them out of the garden.

    Anyway, I would guess you skin them and cut from the anus up to the neck and gut them, right?

  4. Great show Jack. I was pretty excited when I saw today’s show topic. I am starting to amp up for the upcoming season and was thinking about squirrel hunting recently. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

  5. You’re too generous, Jack.

    I refuse to recognize the Assclown-In-Chief as the pRESIDENT of the U.S.A. He is merely the current occupant of the Offal/Awful/Oaf-full Office and nothing more.

    IMHO you extend him a courtesy he doesn’t deserve and hasn’t earned when you address him as “Mr.” or “Sir”….

    Now, Mr. Mackey, he warrants a pleasant “Sir”….
    just one man’s opinion.

  6. Great show! Took me back to my teenage years sitting on logs in the woods with my .410.

    The Mackey article was a great heads-up too

  7. Ok. I understand the argument that government is not equipped to run an efficient health care system. But can someone PLEASE explain to me how our current system of having enormous corporations run health care as a for-profit industry is somehow better? We spend more (over 16% of our GDP) on “health” care than any other country, yet are arguably the sickest developed nation in the world. The same chemical companies behind the development GMO corn (planted on over 92 million acres of US land) also profit from the sale of synthetic insulin, which people need after developing diabetes after a lifetime of consuming corn syrup from said geneticaly-modified corn. We have a system of multi-billion dollar corporations that profits on one end by providing Americans with food and soul-killing jobs that make us sick, and again on the other end from overpriced medications once we are sick (by the way, we also subsidize the VERY SAME medications, sold at much lower prices in countries like Britian and Canada, because in those countries their governments cap drug prices). And Mr. Mackey, the CEO of one of these corporations, is your hero of the day?!?!? Are you KIDDING me? WTF?!?!?!

  8. Lots of ways to cook squirrel for supper.

    Here’s my favorite:

    Pick out shot & soak squirrels overnight in cold water.
    Cut & joint.

    Par boil for 30 minutes – cool.

    Dredge meat in mixture of flour, salt, pepper, paprika and ground thyme.

    Fry in oil until brown & crisp (I use olive oil).

    Serve with fresh parsley potatoes, buttered carrots,green beans, homemade biscuits & apple pie.

    Now you can die unafraid.
    You’ve tasted heaven 🙂

    ps
    save squirrel tails.
    they are great for tying onto the end of a fishing pole,
    and fly casting & dragging
    to fiest dogs (any dog really) and cats.
    pure redneck country entertainment.

  9. oops –
    Make sure you salt the overnight soaking water & go real slow on the frying

  10. SQUIRREL AND DUMPLINGS! YUM

  11. It’s seem that Mr. Mackay has angered some people:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8216685.stm

    Seems like an hysterical response.