Posted by Many Flags on August 31, 2000 at 09:46:10:
In Reply to: Re: Of red and gray pootchie-boo squirrels posted by Vita on August 31, 2000 at 08:56:13:
Oh, My....here we go!!
I do not want to get into a discussion on meat or no meat, hunt or no hunt, etc, etc. Yes, I hunt squirrels, flintlock with shot, usually late season after Christmas and I go all 18th century clothing and accoutrements. Yes, I eat them, and at one time relied on a few meals of the critters to get my family through the winter (three growing children and my dear wife). They are grays which are larger than reds, reds having little meat on them but also much sassier. If you have reddish squirrels which are larger than grays, then they are fox squirrels which live in western Penn's Woods, not here where I live near Fort Carlisle and Harris Ferry and I roam north to the Fort Augusta area (MacWm. Chronicles!). I don't hunt the gray critters like I once did cause I have lost my taste for them, and I do not hunt an animal unless I use the animal. I do enjoy flintlocking after the critters, along with my .54 Berks Co. rifle and my Brown Bess, I have a .62 smoothbore (Centermark) which I use for squirrel. No different than our friends Hawkeye, Uncas, or Chinkachgook. 'Nuff said.
Pax Aye! Slante' mhath!
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