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Favorite Small game #14092142 09/01/19
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What is your favorite small game to hunt and your favorite way to cook it.

Mine is grey squirrel, and my grandmothers squirrel gravy over homemade biscuits.


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Re: Favorite Small game [Re: TradHunter89] #14092835 09/01/19
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Cottontails in front of a small pack of beagles. A Belgian Browning 20 gauge Auto Five in the crook of my arm and the anticipation of fried rabbit and gravy for dinner makes the experience complete. Squirrel hunting is a close second. Most often an old Marlin 39A with an aperture sight is my sentimental choice for prowling the hardwoods. Fried squirrel and gravy is good on the plate too.


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Cottontails out west here...in the high sage.....with a light rifle...head shots.

Fried in butter with S&P and gravy made out of the drippings....best meal ever.



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Cottontails with beagles is first. Scalloped cottontail casserole is like heaven on your plate. Squirrel gravy and biscuits is a close 2nd.

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Real hard to beat young squirrel fried, with biscuits and gravy, and fried potatoes for breakfast after being head shot with a good bolt .22 RF. Gratifying and relaxing while hunting and after the meal!!

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Squirrels, but I don't eat'em, so I don't know how to cook'em.


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Fried rabbit first, barbecued squirrel second.

Re: Favorite Small game [Re: DBrink] #14099787 09/04/19
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Tree Rats With gravy, fried, grilled, etc. it's all good smile

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Cottontail and squirrel are equally delicious when prepared alongside biscuits and gravy. A great day is when you have both on the table at the same time.

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Squirrel, except I don't call em tree rats, I call em "Organic Free Rang Limb Chickens", Limb Chickens for short. grin


Lotsa good recipes. Fried with cornbread and gravy, limb chicken chowder, BBQ'd or teriyaki from pressure cooked, deboned limb chickens.


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Squirrels because is can grab a gun and go hunting. Beagle packs are getting fewer around home. Bummer on that.

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Originally Posted by DBrink
Real hard to beat young squirrel fried, with biscuits and gravy, and fried potatoes for breakfast after being head shot with a good bolt .22 RF. Gratifying and relaxing while hunting and after the meal!!


...you nailed it! smile

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grew up squirrel hunting, and still dedicate several weekends each fall to that.

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Squirrel hunting with a good scoped 22 is my favorite and frying them up and making gravy from the crumbs.


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Love squirrel and gravy and biscuits. Also like fried rabbit. Nothin' any better.

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Squirrel for me...eastern gray and fox. I hunt them with a .22 and irons. Either my Grandfathers model 69 winchester or my cz 455. Great fun and a good way to scout the deer woods. I like it fried with gravy or with squirrel and dumplings.

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Squirrel hunting is my favorite, last few years been killing 80-100 , love eating them and have a few older people that I give them to that can't hunt anymore.

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Cottontail or snowshoe hare with my pack of beagles. Absolute favorite hunting. I love the chase more than anything, always bring my gun but rarely shoot.

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Rabbit is my favorite, eating them is just a bonus, running the dogs is the fun part.
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