Can You Eat Squirrel from Your Backyard? Everything You Need to Know

Before you go pretending that you’re on a season of Alone by trapping and eating your neighborhood squirrel there are a few things you should know.   

– Humans have consumed squirrel as food for a very long time.

– Most states consider the red and grey squirrels game animals.

– If you live in California, you will also need a permit to trap the squirrels.

Hunting and eating squirrels from your yard can be an excellent way to provide food for yourself and your family. 

Even though you can eat squirrels from your backyard, there are things you need to consider before doing so: 

– Is it legal to hunt squirrels in your backyard? 

– When is the best time of year to hunt squirrels?

– Is squirrel meat safe to eat?    

– Once you catch them, how do you cook them?  

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