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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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how about a squirrel knife

what ya'll using, i have found my deer skinning knife to be alittle overkill, what do you guys use. pictures are always welcome

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 04:44 PM
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Re: how about a squirrel knife

one cut between vent and tain thru the tail bone... any sharp knife will do...

then GAME SHEARS

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Re: how about a squirrel knife

I use my Buck knife 125, same knife used for deer. You really don't need a knife very much to skin squirrel. I always slice the skin about the middle of the spine then I grab each side and pull the hid clean off each way. Its quick and works great. A little tip is pull the skin off and then field dress it. Makes for a clean carcass. Another tip is squirrels are easier to clean before they stiffen up. When I'm hunting I take a few ziplock baggies and paper towels and clean them in the field right after shooting them
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I use my Buck knife 125, same knife used for deer.
Ditto , but a 110 here.

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Re: how about a squirrel knife

I just use my folding buck knife to start it, then pull!
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I use my Buck knife 125, same knife used for deer.
Ditto , but a 110 here.
Correction, I meant my 110 as well. Another thing I use is diagonal wire cutters to cut off front and rear feet and the tail after you pull the hide off. All in all squirrels are not as hard to clean as they look.
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Re: how about a squirrel knife

I haven't been squirrel hunting much in the last few years but I use a Queen Cutlery #85 trout knife. It is a 3" fixed blade.

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Re: how about a squirrel knife

Haven't done it in awhile but a buck 110.

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Haven't done it in awhile but a buck 110.
Like I said you really don't need a knife at all after you make the initial cut, you just grab and pull after that.
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Re: how about a squirrel knife

A cheap buck knife nothing fancy
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