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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    The difference is, shooting bears in their den is illegal in this province. Shooting tree rats in a nest is not.
    Yes , we all know shooting bears in dens is illegal, it's stated in black and white in the regs.
    It was just used as a comparison, shooting something while it is comfortably sleeping in it's den, or ground swatting grouse, which many are totally against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    There would also be instances where shots into a nest would instantly kill a squirrel and it would not fall out , a total waste.
    That would be my main concern, not necessarily the actual shooting at the nest. TC

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    seems to me like shooting a nest without knowing whether or not there was anything in it and the possibility of not being able to retrieve your animal would defeat the purpose of hunting altogether. is there really nobody in or around peterborough on here that hunts squirrels and other small game?

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    it's more fun to blast them when you can see them anyways. was real tempted to yesterday when i got skunked for ducks. 4 or 5 big fat ones just hanging around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrockerpj View Post
    it's more fun to blast them when you can see them anyways. was real tempted to yesterday when i got skunked for ducks. 4 or 5 big fat ones just hanging around.
    They taste better than many wild ducks, better than rabbit in most cases.

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    Agree Fox
    Guns have two enemies................rust and government

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    there's quite a few videos on youtube about "squirrel wings". ive yet to chicken fry a squirrel. might be an order at some point this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrockerpj View Post
    there's quite a few videos on youtube about "squirrel wings". ive yet to chicken fry a squirrel. might be an order at some point this season.
    the stew i made wasn't too bad. fried is definitely next on the list though.

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    i was deer hunting monday. i lit up a smokin bacon bear stick for s and giggles. the amount of squirrels that came in to check it out was insane. try that one out ben.

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    I hunt squirrels exclusively anymore, using quality air rifles. Some good advice here. Yes, wait at least 20 minutes sitting still to let things settle. Listen for them making nut cutting sounds. A raspy grinding sound in the tree tops. If nothing, they may not be there. They like woods bordering farmland. They do like various nuts but I watch them go back/forth into corn fields and retrieve sections of cobs. Their teeth even get stained bright orange eating so much of it. Theyre an "edge animal". Watch for their movement. Theyll go back and forth from a food source to their tree nest. If that movement pattern is farther away than your effective shooting distace, they can be stalked. I do it successfully, its rewarding. Keep a tree between you, only move or advance when they arent looking etc. The nice thing is you dont have to camo up and do scent control etc, like with deer. But I have more success with a face net and gloves. It's about movement and my shiny face and hands are pretty flashy uncovered.
    I've tried pan fried, bbq but they were tough and dry.
    We like to wet cook them. Easy to throw them in a slow cooker with a can of cream of mushroom or celery soup and forget them for a few hours. The meat will be falling off bone and take on the taste of the soup. Theres no wild taste to squirrel. When you cut them up they dont stink as rabbit does either. I can forget about rabbit if theres squirrels around.
    I'm nowhere near you're area but I do hope you get off to a good start somewhere and enjoy the woods in the process.

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