What to Do With a Squirrel After Hunting?
After hunting a squirrel, you are left with several options for how to prepare the meat. However, you should be careful to avoid shooting at the squirrel after the hunt. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to clean the meat and cook the meal. You can also learn how to properly skin and clean a squirrel. Hopefully this article has given you some new ideas! Enjoy! What to Do With a Squirrel After Hunting?
Remember to be patient with your squirrel hunt after you have taken the kill. When you’re out hunting, remember that squirrels may come out in the early morning or late evening to take advantage of the sunlight or find nuts to eat. It may take only a few minutes to catch a squirrel, but with a sharp reflex you can easily bag your limit. Also, keep your rifle and muzzle clean, and don’t be afraid to stay a safe distance away from the tree.
Avoid shooting at squirrels after hunting
If you’re going to shoot at squirrels, remember that they’re highly evasive creatures and are not as tame as their urban counterparts. Woods squirrels are particularly good at avoiding humans and other predators due to their bushy tails. If you’re planning on hunting woods squirrels, make sure to hunt in an area that produces mast-producing hardwoods. If you’re not sure how to find a squirrel in woods, check the local wildlife and habitat conditions.
Cooking squirrel meat
You’ve just killed a squirrel. Now you want to know how to prepare the meat. Squirrel meat can be tough if it hasn’t been properly marinated. There are several methods to make the meat tender and moist. You can use dry red wine, buttermilk, or tomato sauce. Another method involves frying the meat in bacon fat. Either way, you want the meat to rest for about 3 minutes before serving.
Cleaning a squirrel
The first step in cleaning a squirrel after hunting is to remove all the fur. Then, use your garden shears or hatchet to cut the feet off. The front quarters should be split up from the diaphragm through the sternum, neck, and body. Older animals should be split up near the sternum. You may also need to cut the entrails from the hindquarters. After removing the fur, rinse the animal to remove any remaining dirt.
Adding bait to the area to attract squirrels
To attract squirrels to your property, you can add a variety of food items, such as peanut butter or sunflower seeds, to their favorite hangouts. It’s also possible to add peanut butter or other peanut-based foods to their bird feeders. Squirrels love nuts and will often gather them in their yards to eat. However, they won’t eat all of these foods. They’ll choose only those that smell the best and are not too salty.
Using an air rifle
Using an air rifle to kill squirrels is an excellent way to take down these adorable critters. A good air rifle is incredibly accurate. A good one will have no problem dispatching the squirrels cleanly, but a poor one may not. When hunting, aim for the vital organs of the squirrel’s torso rather than its head. The air rifle can be used for many types of game, from large animals to small ones.
Using a slingshot
If you have a slingshot in your backpack, try aiming it at the head of your prey. Small animals, such as squirrels, have a tough skin, so a shot to the body will likely cause damage and the animal will run away. It is also not as easy to aim a slingshot at a squirrel as you may think. To make sure you hit the head, you should scout the area and have your slingshot handy. Then, you must find your prey’s burrow. Rabbits, squirrels, and birds have burrows, which can be difficult to find, but they are easier to spot in trees. Most bird species communicate through calls, which makes it easy to identify them.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.