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skin a squirrel

Postby okbucksnducks » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:19 pm

What's the easiest and fastest way to skin squirrels? I like to eat them but haven't figured out a way to it quicker.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby Cujo1 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:48 pm

Lay the squirrel on its belly.
Raise the tail
Cut through the Anus, under the tail
keep cutting through the tail bone, but bit the hide on the back
Do Not cut off the tail!
Keep cutting past the tail and up the back spreading out the cut as you go
Get about 1inch past the tail with cut hide spreading outward
Place tail under your boot heel
The knot of the tail should be firmly under your boot
Put all of your weight on the tail an pull upward on the rear legs
If you do it right the hide will pull off toward the head
There will be apair of pants on the bottom half
Step on the front part of the hide and pull off its britches
cut off feet and head
spread pelvis and cut through pelvis


Continue cut up through chest cavity
Pull on windpipe and everything else will follow

If done correctly with practice this just takes a couple of minutes with no hair on the meat.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby okbucksnducks » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:59 pm

Thanks a lot. And the video caps it off. Hopefully I'll be more ready when the next ones come along.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby ohio mike » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:02 am

Cujo1 wrote:Lay the squirrel on its belly.
Raise the tail
Cut through the Anus, under the tail
keep cutting through the tail bone, but bit the hide on the back
Do Not cut off the tail!
Keep cutting past the tail and up the back spreading out the cut as you go
Get about 1inch past the tail with cut hide spreading outward
Place tail under your boot heel
The knot of the tail should be firmly under your boot
Put all of your weight on the tail an pull upward on the rear legs
If you do it right the hide will pull off toward the head
There will be apair of pants on the bottom half
Step on the front part of the hide and pull off its britches
cut off feet and head
spread pelvis and cut through pelvis


Continue cut up through chest cavity
Pull on windpipe and everything else will follow

If done correctly with practice this just takes a couple of minutes with no hair on the meat.

Right on, I use a pair of sidecuts for the bones also cut off front feet and head first that way you just keep pulling and peel it all off at once.Also be sure to cut the tendons that work the tail or you'll have a mess.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby alanwebfoot » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:12 pm

fold squirrel over in the middle make a little cut across the backbone ,insert your 2 middle fingers in the cut and pull ,done!!!
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby okbucksnducks » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:28 pm

I'll give both a try when season comes back around in a month or so.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby buckshot312000 » Tue May 17, 2011 7:36 pm

alanwebfoot wrote:fold squirrel over in the middle make a little cut across the backbone ,insert your 2 middle fingers in the cut and pull ,done!!!


X2..You can do this for a rabbit as well. Takes no time at all! :thumbsup:
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby ASmith » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:19 pm

Rabbits are eaiser. You hold the rabbit by the ears, pinch the skin on the back of the neck and pull down. Then just cut the feet and head off. Easy peasy
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby c14smalls » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:19 pm

I just gave my little brother .50 cents per squirrel. Then he got bigger than me so I cut above the back and use my fingers to pull outwards. You can skin a squirrel in a few second.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby alanwebfoot » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:43 am

when I was just starting taxidermy I wanted to show a friend how you skinned a squirrel out ,,so there it lay on the plastic bag I was sharpening my knife when in walked my dad''I'll show you how to skin that thing.'' And slice grab pull WHAP in a few seconds there lay my ''mountable'' squirrel skin in 2 halves.
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Re: skin a squirrel

Postby tstroud05 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:31 pm

Why skin it? Just gut it, then toss it in an open flame like a campfire, or hot grill... Burns the hair right off, and a nice crispy skin... You can stick some seasonings inside where you gutted it for added flavor...
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