SARGE,tell those boys to come to shawnee squirrel hunt and ill show them first hand. ill clean all they kill.did i say that? they made 2 styles of gerber.
the old style did not come apart and they are the better ones. the new ones can be taken apart and they are not so good but work ok. my old ones are 4
or 5 years old still sharp as they ever was. thats been many many squirrels ago. sarge ive onlyseen 3 squirrels so far and have nailed them all. will be
going friday morning. see you fellows at shawnee.
please don't take this the wrong way, but the cut-under-the-tail method is certainly nothing new. I've been using it for the last 20 years. I learned it from a family member who has probably killed more squirrels than most of us will ever see.
I have added the shears in the last couple of years to make it a LOT easier. The game shears I'm currently using are a set I bought last year at a Target store. They are the same as the Kershaw brand, but the package said "Eddie Bauer". They were less than $10 when I bought them. I bought a set for a friend and an extra set for myself. They come apart for cleaning and are very sturdy---even when cutting the heads off a gnarly old fox squirrel. I'll post a picture of them later.
Once the cut is made under the tail, the knife goes back in my pocket. The shears are used from that point on for everything including the head and feet removal and the gutting process. The REAL trick is to skin ALL the squirrels before you start the gutting/field dressing process.
I sure would like to get together with you guys sometime to kinda "fine tune" the process. The video clip was great.:t
It'll save a lot of the new folks a lot of time and trouble.