If it is a young squirrel, cook it anyway you want. If it is an old squirrel, it will be tough so stew it.
To clean it, start at the back legs, make your cuts through the skin. Have a friend hold it upside down and you pull the skin off inside out down over its head. Cut the head off and no fur on the meat. Cut the body cavity open without puncturing the digestive tract and reach in and pull it out. Rinse with water. Done.
As far as cleaning it, I would rather clean 6 squirrels than 1 rabbit. A rabbit is the worst smell of any animal I clean. Especially if the bowels or stomach gets punctured which they usually do when shotgun hunting.
Last edited by Jonesee; 02-09-2010 at 23:02..