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eating squirl in june #2345410 06/01/11 07:37 PM
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i have squirlls eating my garden... so im gonna shoot them... is it ok to eat them if im shooting them in the summer cuz id rather not just shoot them and toss them out. that feels wrong to me.


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: jruss09] #2345425 06/01/11 07:43 PM
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eating them will be fine. might have a few fleas but you can eat them anytime of the year.

*tip - wet the fur before skinning, less hair on the meat


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: MaggieMTx] #2345426 06/01/11 07:45 PM
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The fleas or the squirrels?




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Re: eating squirl in june [Re: Cool_Hand] #2345436 06/01/11 07:52 PM
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Season on them where I live. Is that stupid or what?



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Re: eating squirl in june [Re: scattergun] #2345481 06/01/11 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: scattergun
Season on them where I live. Is that stupid or what?


I think you can still shoot them if they're damaging crops but I could be wrong



Re: eating squirl in june [Re: Bluegoose] #2345630 06/01/11 09:25 PM
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I think they can have some kind of worm this time of the year. Could be wrong.


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: Bluegoose] #2345755 06/01/11 10:13 PM
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Season on them where I live. Is that stupid or what?


I think you can still shoot them if they're damaging crops but I could be wrong



You are required to get a depredation permit from TPWD and have individuals lined up who will take the squirrels as food; they may not be wasted due to them being a game animal.

However, I doubt a garden will constitute a depredation permit. Check with your local game warden before you begin shooting them.

Find out if your county has an open season on them first:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/season/county_listing/


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: jruss09] #2345758 06/01/11 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: jruss09
i have squirlls eating my garden... so im gonna shoot them... is it ok to eat them if im shooting them in the summer cuz id rather not just shoot them and toss them out. that feels wrong to me.


Don't use an air rifle, BBgun or pellet gun to shoot or harvest them, those means & methods are not legal for any game animal or bird.


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: kyotee1] #2345802 06/01/11 10:39 PM
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I shoot and eat them year round here at the house.


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The worms people speak of are warvels. They only infect the top layer of skin. Just cut around it and its ok.


Re: eating squirl in june [Re: jdw] #2345910 06/01/11 11:51 PM
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There is a May season in my part of the state. We have shot and ate them for 35 years and never had problems with worms or bad relationships. If they are fox squirrels, drag them off. They are tough and hard to skin. Cat squirrels, however, are great! Par boil and deep fry!



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