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Opponents go nuts over squirrel shooting contest
NJ.com ^

Posted on 02/16/2013 4:57:39 AM PST by SMGFan

Edited on 02/16/2013 5:02:02 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A squirrel-shooting contest planned in upstate New York this weekend is drawing criticism from local officials and animal-rights groups, who are making a push to cancel the event.

The 7th annual "Hazzard County Squirrel Slam" is a sell-out, with all 1,000 tickets spoken for, organizers said. The event will raise money for the volunteer Holley Fire Department, the event sponsor.


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TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: treerats; wildlife
Well, just arm the squirrels and it will be fair. /s
1 posted on 02/16/2013 4:57:44 AM PST by SMGFan
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2 posted on 02/16/2013 5:05:32 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SMGFan
I dare these nut-less idiots to show up and protest. I suppose they'll be going after the Bass Pro Tour next. After all, killing all those fish just for sport is wrong, right?

Lets remember that squirrel is just a rat with better PR. AND - Mother Nature has always been kind enough to provide an endless supply of them for us to harvest. They make a great stew.

3 posted on 02/16/2013 5:07:14 AM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: SMGFan

Put em in a locked room. Release the squirrels on em. They will be begging for something to kill the squirrels with.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 5:09:58 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SMGFan

Squirrel meat is very lean, so it must be cooked “low and slow” to produce tender meat.
SQUIRREL POT PIE

2 to 3 cups cooked squirrel, chopped

Dice 1 cup each:
potato
carrot
celery
onion
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1/2 tsp homemade poultry seasoning
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup frozen peas
two 9” homemade pie crusts, recipe below

Place the diced vegetables in a skillet with the butter and season with garlic and onion powder. Saute until tender.

Sprinkle flour over the cooked vegetables and mix well for one minute. Combine the chicken broth with half-and-half and wine.

Pour over the sauteed vegetables; stirring until it thickens and is bubbly. Season with salt and pepper and add the frozen peas and squirrel meat. Heat through, and pour into prepared pie plate. Cover with the other pie crust and put a slit in the top crust.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly and cooked through.

No-Fail Pie Crust - makes two 9 inch crusts
3 cups flour
1 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
5 TBS cold water
1 tsp vinegar

In a bowl, cut together the flour, shortening and salt until it resembles small peas. In another bowl, whisk the egg, water and vinegar together and then gradually add to the flour mixture. Stir until it is just moistened (over-stir and it’s tough). Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out and place one crust in a pie plate. Use the other crust to place over the filling.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 5:15:52 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SMGFan

When going for long walks (with spouse) on wooded trails, I remind the spouse to listen to the squirrels. I always say they are barking to one another to gather in mass to attack.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 5:23:24 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: paulcissa
Lets remember that squirrel is just a rat with better PR.

I thought that was squab, aka rats with wings...

When I was married, I used to do battle against squirrels, them raiding the bird feeders. The then-wife got me a book, something like "101 Ways to Fight Squirrels".

While the book was peppered with squirrel history and lore, I don't think any of the passive ways could beat a shooting contest, imho.

I'll continue to pass on even considering to consume them.

FWIW, pre-WWII editions of "The Joy of Cooking" have detailed instructions for skinning/cleaning fresh squirrel for cooking.

7 posted on 02/16/2013 5:30:18 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: SMGFan

The syrup swilling squirrel worshipers need to get out in the woods and make some noise.

Just don’t tell them that noise tends to attract squirrels. That’s why you can sit in one spot and kill several squirrels as they come to investigate the crack of a rifle.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 5:35:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Them there is Yankee squirrel creek. Down here in Rebel country if one makes noise the squirrels run to the other side of the tree.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 5:41:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SMGFan
I detest squirrels. Almost as much as I detest deer. ;)

Just like he does with deer, my German Shepherd keeps squirrels off my property. But unlike deer, when the little buggers cross the path of my moving motor vehicle, I just keep driving.

I've heard they taste like game-y chicken, but I'd pretty much have to be in a survival situation to try them. I consider them rats.

10 posted on 02/16/2013 5:45:47 AM PST by old and tired
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To: old and tired
Put enough hot sauce on em and it will cut the taste.
11 posted on 02/16/2013 5:48:44 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Put em in a locked room. Release the squirrels on em. They will be begging for something to kill the squirrels with.

And only deploy red squirrels. No mercy. ;)

12 posted on 02/16/2013 5:49:01 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
Great plan. Better than water-boarding em.
13 posted on 02/16/2013 5:50:43 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SMGFan

This is one thing that i will side with the nutty liberals on,, The Bible tells us not to kill with out cause, we
shoot prairie dogs hear because they ruin the pastures but if it was just for sport i would be against it.

We also have people who will kill a buck just for the horns, same difference.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:04 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: old and tired

Actually, if you cook them slow as to the recipe posted above, it makes a very good pie (maybe a little tangy).


15 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:04 AM PST by mcvey (Fight on. Do not give up. Ally with those you must. Defeat those you can. And fight on whatever.)
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To: old and tired

naaahhh...

skin ‘em... gut ‘em... then throw the whole thing into a smoker...

just like eating a chicken wing....


16 posted on 02/16/2013 5:55:00 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: ravenwolf

Just put the squirrels in the Brunswick Stew pot! Then they will have died for a very tasty cause.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 5:59:18 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: no-to-illegals

Heh, turns out the spastic freaks are good for something after all. Maybe feed our little red friends some bath salts first (the squirrels, that is), just to liven things up a bit.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 6:01:36 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: central_va

OMG, that sounds GOOD!

Squirrel: It’s What’s For Dinner!

I’m attending the SW Wisconsin Raccoon Hunters Club dinner tonight. It’s THE social event of the season in these here parts.

So excited to be invited! Got my jeans, boots, pink flannel cammo shirt and tiara all ready to go!


19 posted on 02/16/2013 6:02:10 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: old and tired
I detest squirrels.

They are the most destructive little creatures we have. The amount of damage they can do is unbelievable. I declared war on them years ago after they chewed the tops off of all the flowers in our newly planted flower boxes and destroyed wool shirts that were hung out to air. Since that day I've shot hundreds here on the property. The ravens, magpies and Bald Eagles seem appreciative of the free meals.

20 posted on 02/16/2013 6:02:24 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: SMGFan

Camp Gitmo Squirrel is heavily guarded...

21 posted on 02/16/2013 6:04:41 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Ezekiel

yea, but that would be torture for those in the room. Would have to make certain the room is fully secure. If those squirrels escaped, Annie having her gun might not be enough.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 6:05:39 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SMGFan

All those d@mn squirrels need to DIE! They'll steal your wife, steal your car and kill your dog!

23 posted on 02/16/2013 6:06:35 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

24 posted on 02/16/2013 6:07:45 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SMGFan

We used to visit Cleveland where my parents lived for a while. We had our standard dachshund - a full 35 pounds. He would chase those big red squirrels up the tree and then turn to leave and the squirrel would come down and start stalking him, then he chase it up there again etc etc. That dog would still be there if we hadn’t rescued him. Same thing happened once with cows.


25 posted on 02/16/2013 6:17:23 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: SMGFan
Squirrels be delicious!!!
26 posted on 02/16/2013 6:24:33 AM PST by ontap
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To: no-to-illegals
...the squirrels run to the other side of the tree.

Carry pine cones (or something similar) and throw it on the other side of the tree.
A perfect silhouette shot when they move to the side of the tree.

27 posted on 02/16/2013 6:36:21 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SMGFan

Here is a link to a downstater activist protesting (love to throw a couple of squirrels in her hair and see how she reacts!

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/village-of-holley-protesters-squirrel-hunt-slam/Etu3_viu3Ei4e7bL_tsItQ.cspx


28 posted on 02/16/2013 6:38:19 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: SMGFan
Neighborhood Hazard (or: Why the Cops Won’t Patrol Brice Street)
Snip...Animal lovers, never fear. Squirrels can take care of themselves!

Inches before impact, the squirrel flipped to his feet. He was standing on his hind legs and facing the oncoming Valkyrie with steadfast resolve in his little beady eyes. His mouth opened, and at the last possible second, he screamed and leapt! I am pretty sure the scream was squirrel for, “Banzai!” or maybe, “Die you gravy-sucking, heathen scum!” as the leap was spectacular and he flew over the windshield and impacted me squarely in the chest.

SO funny!

29 posted on 02/16/2013 6:42:03 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SMGFan

Personally, I totally hate squirrels. That is because one of them varmits ate through the air bag systems in my mini-van, causing it to get rejected at inspection time. (That and some other issues made it impossibly expensive to repair the 1993 Dodge Caravan.) Do squirrels serve a purpose at all? However, don’t like the idea of just shooting them.


30 posted on 02/16/2013 6:43:26 AM PST by tob2
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To: philman_36

or trick em and send the dog to that side of the tree the squirrel is hide on.


31 posted on 02/16/2013 6:44:31 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals
...send the dog to that side of the tree...

True, if you have a dog. If you don't...

32 posted on 02/16/2013 6:49:29 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: central_va

That’s not a squirrel! That’s a Prairie Dog/Gopher. If you’re ‘substituting’ in your recipe, I’d suggest guinea pig. :)


33 posted on 02/16/2013 6:50:54 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: philman_36

Me and the dog had to come inside. That last squirrel started to pray and the weather turned north as in colder and snowing, and just couldn’t shoot a praying squirrel. I’ve been tricked by a squirrel. AAAggggghhhh! Dang squirrel. Or maybe God said leave my praying squirrels alone. So am inside now. I quit for the day. When the squirrels start to pray, me and the moss have harvested enough for the day, me think.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 6:54:37 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SMGFan

I remember an Internet hoax of some years ago.

It was based on the idea that rich, decadent people were holding a secret event in a very isolated part of western Australia each year. Only the snootiest of the Illuminati were allowed to attend this sporting event.

Cat herding.

That is, hundreds or even thousands of stray cats were being rounded up, then used to demonstrate the skill of sheepdogs that would herd them in gambling competitions.

It gets worse. The rules were strict that cats could not be reused in competition, so they would be put down and their meat used for bar-be-que.

In any event, the hoaxer was surprised at the lack of outrage, apparently most people taking the hoax at face value. But he was convinced that if just *one* PETA activist sucker could be fooled into traveling to isolated western Australia, it would be worth it.


35 posted on 02/16/2013 6:57:40 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: no-to-illegals
I’ve been tricked by a squirrel.

Sounds like it. That squirrel probably had a nut in its furry paws and was feasting, not praying.
You'll get it next time.

36 posted on 02/16/2013 6:59:59 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SMGFan

Did they ban the pic of the squirrel with stones?


37 posted on 02/16/2013 7:04:47 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: SMGFan

Paint ‘em orange and call ‘em “skeets”; problem solved.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 7:14:15 AM PST by pingman (Trust a lib? Surely you jest!)
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To: SMGFan

When I was I Jr. High School the term “squirrel shot” had a totally different meaning.


39 posted on 02/16/2013 7:18:10 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Ask any telco lineman or repair man about the damage they do to outside plant (aka cable)


40 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:15 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Calvin Locke
My solution to the squirrel problem is a passel of large lively indoor/outdoor cats. They don't call them the perfect predator for nothing.
41 posted on 02/16/2013 7:44:48 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: t1b8zs
Ask any telco lineman or repair man about the damage they do to outside plant (aka cable)

All we have are red squirrels here and nothing short of a plate steel enclosure is safe. They chew right through the siding on houses, chew up wiring in vehicles, destroy attic insulation, house wiring, etc.

42 posted on 02/16/2013 7:47:31 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: central_va

I’m guessing that those ‘squirrels’ grew into ‘beavers’ in senior high. :=)


43 posted on 02/16/2013 7:56:30 AM PST by Bob
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To: SMGFan

Wonder how many they get to arrest for those using semi-auto .22’s that can hold more than 7 rounds?

It should be a field day for the police state.


44 posted on 02/16/2013 8:15:46 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Bob

Since the recent move from plush pile carpeting to hardwood flooring, I am not sure what high schoolers call it now.


45 posted on 02/16/2013 9:06:55 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SMGFan

46 posted on 02/16/2013 10:22:54 AM PST by mirkwood (project gutenberg)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I have three large cats that are allowed outdoors. There are always multiple UFOs (unidentified furry objects) spread across our driveways most days.

We have no problem with squirrel-caused vandalism though I notice the critters everywhere else in our neighborhood.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 11:58:25 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: mrs. a

Just put the squirrels in the Brunswick Stew pot! Then they will have died for a very tasty cause.


I have never tried squirrel meat but that be the way to do it.


48 posted on 02/16/2013 12:24:12 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: SMGFan; Slings and Arrows
I didn't even know they held marksquirrel competitions.


49 posted on 02/16/2013 12:29:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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