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releventchair

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Why I do what I do.....cause I got the feeling !! Woooo hooo !

Dang Bart!
Gettin me fired up just watching.
Tempered with visions of the fish turning the tables and making me a teaser...

 

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Depends on what they,re eating and how you cook them,and how you handle them in the field too.If you get some that have been feeding on pecans,head shots with a 22, gut them and get them cooled down quick. Skin them,soak overnight in salt water in the fridge. Cut up,coat with seasoned flour. Put them in oil that,s just hot enough to sizzle a bit.Brown lightly on both sides. You need a pan that has a grid or rack that will hold the squirrels.Put about an inch of water in the pan,put the rack with the squirrel on top and wrap with foil.Put in the oven at around 350F for an hour and you got some fittin eatin.
Salt water bath is good. Draws blood. Firms up soft meat if any.
I do so on fish fillets too sometimes.
There's little bean looking glands in squirrel armpits (one each in side) of front legs if anyone wants to get real fussy and remove them.

Young of the year I just use a chicken recipe on.
(Ribs are still more soft and pliable than the harder bones of older ones is one tell. As is size usually.)
Four legs and back section =4 pieces on the young ones.
Older ones the back section can be halved crossways if desired near last set of ribs.
Older ones I parboil a bit first before frying.
Oven fried in butter after dredging in flour is one I've used the most. Adding fat by using butter doesn't hurt usual lean game meat. And not high temps that would burn butter leans more towards low and slow tender meat vs tough stuff.
Shanks could be wrapped in foil or basted now and then to keep from drying out in the oven baking , but I don't fret it.
I used to take cold leftovers for work lunch. (Sure beat anything else to do with work usually).

One tradition is to remove cooked meat and shred it. Then add to gravy to serve on biscuits. Could just bring to a boil then drop to simmer till tender first.
Stews were common too. As more milage can be obtained from a single or brace of squirrels depending on how many kids are banging spoons on the table.

Was a time and place I was going out and holding out for young "fryers" to have one for breakfast per morning.
Had a good streak going. But had a couple late breakfasts too. L.o.l..
 

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Depends on what they,re eating and how you cook them,and how you handle them in the field too.If you get some that have been feeding on pecans,head shots with a 22, gut them and get them cooled down quick. Skin them,soak overnight in salt water in the fridge. Cut up,coat with seasoned flour. Put them in oil that,s just hot enough to sizzle a bit.Brown lightly on both sides. You need a pan that has a grid or rack that will hold the squirrels.Put about an inch of water in the pan,put the rack with the squirrel on top and wrap with foil.Put in the oven at around 350F for an hour and you got some fittin eatin.
and i thought it was just me
 

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Morning RC
There was so much knife talk going on in here, one couldn't get a word in edge wise.
Gee I sold 3000 Swiss and other folders to another member on a forum.
He financed his trip detecting over the pond.
Still have a bunch, pics later.

Though I have had 2 pulled on me in life.
Not sure what clicks in the head, but I didn't get cut.
Kind of just went street on them.
Climbed in a backseat after one guy, took his butterfly from him.
The other was on the R/R when I was a timekeeper.
Don't much care of seeing steel flashed at me.
 

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Great morning all, wishing everyone auxh a great day. Hope everyone is doing good. So far I've woken up with my regular feeling of anxiety that goes away after about 30 minutes(always a fun way to start the day.), let see how today goes.
 

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Morning RC
There was so much knife talk going on in here, one couldn't get a word in edge wise.
Gee I sold 3000 Swiss and other folders to another member on a forum.
He financed his trip detecting over the pond.
Still have a bunch, pics later.

Though I have had 2 pulled on me in life.
Not sure what clicks in the head, but I didn't get cut.
Kind of just went street on them.
Climbed in a backseat after one guy, took his butterfly from him.
The other was on the R/R when I was a timekeeper.
Don't much care of seeing steel flashed at me.
Mornin P.J.!
"Edgewise"! L.OL.. A proper pun.

3000 plus has /had me beat!
 
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releventchair

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Great morning all, wishing everyone auxh a great day. Hope everyone is doing good. So far I've woken up with my regular feeling of anxiety that goes away after about 30 minutes(always a fun way to start the day.), let see how today goes.

You got this day under control JVA. At least your response vs reaction to it.

I say so. :tongue3:.

( Hey , don't follow me ; I'm lost too.)

Dogs jarred me awake as usual after too little sleep.
But I remembered my glasses before taking them outside this morning , so the world through my eyes wasn't as blurry for a change.
(At least the backyard part of the world wasn't.)
 

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You got this day under control JVA. At least your response vs reaction to it.

I say so. :tongue3:.

( Hey , don't follow me ; I'm lost too.)

Dogs jarred me awake as usual after too little sleep.
But I remembered my glasses before taking them outside this morning , so the world through my eyes wasn't as blurry for a change.
(At least the backyard part of the world wasn't.)
Lol I understand the vision thing. I have severe astigmatism in both eyes so pretty much always been legally blind. I can't see crap without my hard contact lenses in even correction isn't perfect.
 

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Mornin P.J.!
"Edgewise"! L.OL.. A proper pun.

3000 plus has /had me beat!
I cheated on getting them.
3 months of airport confiscations. Just before the liquid thing ban.
4 tons of sharp items in 3 months.
Crazy brain dead traveller's.
I saw more donation envelopes.
 

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Pool after yesterday's sandstorm.
 

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