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Recipe: Country-Style Squirrel

Recipe: Country-Style Squirrel

In my last post, I mentioned that I harvested 2 squirrels.  Here is the recipe that I decided to try for my first time ever eating squirrel.  It is a recipe for country style squirrel.  I forget where I found the recipe, but it is not my invention. Ingredients: 2 squirrels Salt & Pepper Flour 6 Tablespoons Oil (I used olive oil, but in the future I think I’ll be using Tallow) 2 Cups Water Directions: Cut squirrel into small…

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Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 I attended the Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt in Cahaba WMA near Birmingham, Alabama.  This particular Adult Mentored Hunt was a 1-day squirrel hunt. In this post I’ll give an overview of the event, as well as my overall opinion on the AMH program.   Since this is a long post, I’ll go ahead and give my overall impression.  The event was very informative, and I enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to anybody who…

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First Squirrel Hunt Outing Report

First Squirrel Hunt Outing Report

This past Saturday I went on my very first hunt.  It was a squirrel hunt in the Black Creek Wilderness area in Mississippi.  To prepare for the hunt, I had spent some time on Google Earth looking at historical satellite images of the area in to see if I could identify patches of hardwoods.  I found what I thought were a few patches of hardwoods, and made a plan to head to one of them prior to sun-up. Gear My…

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Squirrel Hunting Checklist

Squirrel Hunting Checklist

In preparation for my recent squirrel hunt (outing report coming soon), I decided to make a quick squirrel hunting checklist to make sure I didn’t forget anything.  I probably have a few extra items on the list that are not necessary, but it is what I am using for now.  I’ll be updating it as I get more experience. You can download the checklist below. If you have any suggestions on changes to make to the checklist, please leave me…

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Learn to Hunt: Best Hunting Bullets

Learn to Hunt: Best Hunting Bullets

When it comes to hunting, there is a wide array of opinions on what is the best hunting caliber (I’ll eventually have an opinion on this).  It is also important, though, to make sure you are using good hunting bullets.  Essentially, you want a bullet that has the following characteristics: High accuracy Fast speed High expansion I’ll be honest here.  I have not done enough research, and do not have enough experience to know what the best hunting bullets are. …

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Finding a Hunting Mentor

Finding a Hunting Mentor

One of the best way to learn hunt is by having an experienced person mentor you.  However, if you’re like me then you probably grew up in a family that didn’t hunt, and don’t know anybody who hunts.  This definitely makes it difficult to find a hunting mentor.  But don’t fret!  There are plenty of options out there to help you find a mentor, you just have to know where to look.  Hopefully after reading this post you will have…

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Squirrel Hunting Tips and Tricks

Squirrel Hunting Tips and Tricks

In case you missed it, I previously wrote a Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting.  If you haven’t read it yet, you might want to start there.  This post gives a few extra tips and tricks for squirrel hunting.  With the information provided in the guide and this post, you should have a decent shot at getting some bushytails! Know how to identify different types of trees.  This will help you determine where squirrels are likely to be, and which areas to…

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Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel hunting is possibly the best way to learn to hunt.  It requires very little gear, usually has longer seasons (open year round in some states), and provides a good opportunity to practice moving quietly in the woods and do some off-season deer scouting, and squirrels are good eating.  It also allows you to learn to skin and gut an animal, without having to deal with a deer or larger carcass that can be a bit overwhelming for your first…

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Learn to Hunt: Still Hunting Strategies

Learn to Hunt: Still Hunting Strategies

As mentioned in http://thesportsmanfamily.com/2018/08/28/learn-hunt-hunting-methods/, Still Hunting involves walking slowly and stealthily through the animal’s habitat.  However, its not as simple as just heading out to the woods and going for a walk.  You need to constantly be on alert and move slowly and deliberately enough that an animal won’t hear your, but would think you are a static object if it sees you.  The two most important aspects of Still Hunting are Stealth, and Route Selection. Stealth Stealth is the ability…

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Learn to Hunt: Hunting Methods

Learn to Hunt: Hunting Methods

In general, hunting methods fall into a few distinct categories: Spot and Stalk Hunting Ambush Hunting Still Hunting Decoy and Calling Drive Hunting Each of these 5 methods of hunting have their place in the sport.  Each one also has its advantages and disadvantages associated with it.  In some instances, your choice of hunting method will be partially dictated by your environment.