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Question by Buck-itswhatsfo.... Uploaded on April 11, 2010
Well here in NY you can't hunt them in the summer so I'm not sure. Don't see why not though.
Same here in florida, hunting season nov.to march. some sort of disease or worams, they good after the first forst.
Not in season then in PA either.
1) to let them raise their young.
2) yes they wind up with fleas and ticks and other parasites that make them so as you don't want to clean or eat them during summer.
3) during the heat of summer the meat would spoil too quickly if you were out for any time at all you would have to carry a cooler of ice to put the squirrels in as soon as you shot them.
here in wv they are afflicted with what is called a warble.it is a larvae that is embedded under the skin which when mature pushes through the skin much like a bot fly.
during the summer months.add to above where needed.
during the summer, you will, if you look, notice spots on the liver and you will not be able to miss the fleas. better to wait til after a couple good frosts like with rabbits.
The fly larvae are enough for me. They are quite similar, if not identical to, the "Wolves" found in cattle. They are huge, and I can't imagine a squirrel living after that thing comes out.
very rare I think, but there is a disease you can get with cleaning rabbits in the summer, tularemia, safe to eat cooked but the blood getting into cuts or something is bad. SQUIRRELS LESS OF A CONCERN but, hey guy, just another reason not to hunt em out of season plus reasons above.
I am not shure about that one, although I didn't think you could hunt them in the summer.
Probably worth adding that VA has a June season for the little critters.
No don't eat it there could be dust and germs!!!!!
Here in Mo., the season is from May 22 - Feb. 15. After all I've read, I think I'll wait until it's colder to try squirrel. But it makes me wonder why the season opens so early with all of those reasons not to hunt them. Thanks for all of your comments.
gotta watch that pesky dust.
we never hunt them until the first frost.that appears to rid the critters of any parasites.
You can hunt them in the summer here in Oklahoma. I have never heard of any reason you couldn't eat them.
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