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#7009126 - 12/23/17 05:18 PM City Squirrel
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 363
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
I have heard people say that city squirrel is gross and bad for you. Do you guys eat squirrel from cities?

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#7009202 - 12/23/17 06:14 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I don’t eat squirrels period
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#7009406 - 12/23/17 09:19 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
nyalubwe Offline
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 432
Loc: Montana
Ive eaten plenty of them in town, they're fine....

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#7009581 - 12/24/17 12:54 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
Roll-Tide Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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Hadn't eaten one in years. Can only eat it in dumplings...

The squirrels in my neighborhood still eat nuts, and an occasional wire..I assume they're good.

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#7009712 - 12/24/17 08:18 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Loc: East Texas
Never did when I lived in the city. Now I live in the country, and still don't.....
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#7010567 - 12/24/17 08:55 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
breadman Offline
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 1589
Loc: huntsville texas
good viddels

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#7010825 - 12/25/17 07:22 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
yotehater Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Tree rats, I'll pass.
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#7011080 - 12/25/17 11:33 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
colt45 Offline
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you all never been poor & hungry
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#7011384 - 12/25/17 06:40 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: colt45]
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Loc: Howard County
Originally Posted By: colt45
you all never been poor & hungry


Not sure poor and hungry comes into play, squirrel is damn fine eating. Squirrels in town live off of pecan tree's and bird feeders, I'd say as good or better than a country squirrel. Ones around the old house were fat as tick's. Now shooting squirrels inside the city limit's may be a whole different story. Then again that subject usually turns into a thread of it's own.
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#7011602 - 12/25/17 10:47 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: HWY_MAN]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
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Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Does anyone shoot squirrel in city limits? Just curious..

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#7011655 - 12/26/17 04:45 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
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Loc: Howard County
Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
Does anyone shoot squirrel in city limits? Just curious..


At the old house in town it's against the law, no shooting of firearms or air rifles inside the city limits.
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#7011826 - 12/26/17 09:16 AM Re: City Squirrel [Re: HWY_MAN]
bobcat1 Offline
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Loc: Sanger, Texas
Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
Does anyone shoot squirrel in city limits? Just curious..


At the old house in town it's against the law, no shooting of firearms or air rifles inside the city limits.
My Grandpa used to sit on the back porch and shoot them with a home made slingshot. He was deadly with that thing.Shot lead balls at them.
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#7012637 - 12/26/17 07:55 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
billyhunt Offline
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Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 3113
Loc: granger,tx
Yep, been that poor and hungry, have ate em in stews and such. But now I have a $1.298. NO WAY!!!

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#7013869 - 12/27/17 08:06 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: shea.mcphail]
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Van Alstyne, tx
The reason I was given to not eat city squirrels was that they chew on the lead flashings around vent pipes. I know they do because I remember seeing the teeth marks on them growing up. I have always enjoyed hunting and eating squirrels, but admit I pass on the city ones.

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#7013916 - 12/27/17 08:37 PM Re: City Squirrel [Re: ratdog]
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Originally Posted By: ratdog
The reason I was given to not eat city squirrels was that they chew on the lead flashings around vent pipes. I know they do because I remember seeing the teeth marks on them growing up. I have always enjoyed hunting and eating squirrels, but admit I pass on the city ones.

^^^^I spent decades in the roofing biz and and city squirrels definitely eat lots of lead from the roofs. I love eating squirrel but would never eat a city squirrel.
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