Your hunt has ended, and after a fine morning spent stalking in your favorite woodlands, the tails of several squirrels protrude from your game bag.
All you must do to prepare a delicious wild game dinner is get the little nut-shuckers skinned and cut up for cooking. But with no one to assist you, that seems like a daunting task. You’re not quite sure how to begin.
Follow this technique to make squirrel skinning a quick and easy process so you can spend more time enjoying the meal and the flattery of your guests. Go skin a squirrel.
- Skinning a squirrel frustrates many beginners because the squirrel’s tough hide can be very difficult to remove. If you’ve been hunting with a friend, the two of you can do the job fairly quickly. You simply split the skin crosswise down the middle of the squirrel’s back, then you and your partner pull the squirrel’s “pants” and “shirt” in opposite directions. If you both hold firmly and pull slowly but steadily, the skin should come right off.
About the Author
With a resumé listing more than 3,800 magazine, newspaper and website articles about fishing, hunting, wildlife and conservation, Keith “Catfish” Sutton of Alexander, Ark., has established a reputation as one of the country’s best-known outdoor writers. In 2012, he was enshrined in the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator. The 12 books he’s written are available through his website.