Squirrels: "Wools", clean around? or throw away?

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by KYBOY, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    When you kill a squirrel with a "wool" (I think everyone knows what Im talking about..wool,warble etc..) in it do you clean around it by cutting out the area that had the wool or just throw the aquirrel away??:confused: Most of my life I have just thrown them away but anymore I just hate to waste meat like that. I had/have plenty of relatives who just cut out the bad spot and clean/keep the rest. I know Ive seen a lot worse looking spots on hogs and cattle that have just been cut out cleaned....Since the wool just gets under the skin and creates a slight swollen infected area what do you think?????
     
  2. killer

    killer 12 pointer

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    I chuck'em, just can't hardley eat'em know they had wools in'em.
     
  3. trust me

    trust me Troubled Loner

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    The botfly pupa should'nt go past the skin. Just skin the squirrel as usual; i've never seen a problem, other than its pretty disgusting to look at.

    I killed a squirrel once and carried it home and after the squirrel cooled off, the thing crawled out. It was just a big soft worm except for the exposed head, which was hard as a rock.
     
  4. Kaibaby

    Kaibaby 6 pointer

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    Just as Trust Me said! I can't ever remember seeing any meat damage.
     
  5. Steven Buckley

    Steven Buckley 6 pointer

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    Toss them for coyotes, they will not go to waste:p
     
  6. treedog

    treedog 6 pointer

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    i really don't think it hurts the meat,i have never ate one that had a worm in it but i had a friend that would.
     
  7. Big_Steve

    Big_Steve Fawn

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    I have never cleaned one with a wool. I have only seen two in my life, and both of those I tossed. I'm not sure exactly what the heck that thing was ,all I knew was it looked disgusting.
     
  8. grouser68

    grouser68 Banned

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    I have killed many with warbles,and a rabbit or two, threw them all away. I dunno about the just under the skin comments, all I ever saw generally were in the meat around the neck and shoulders. Killed two grouse with very small breasts, they had a ball of worms(guessing tape worms) in them, I threw them away also.
     

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