Podcast: Episode 4, Hunting, Cleaning and Cooking Squirrels

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Special Guests

Kory Slye – Harvesting Nature Field Staff Writer and Managing Editor

Collin Gruin – Hunter Abroad and Master Squirrel Spotter

Show Notes

  • History of Squirrels in North America
  • Different Species of Squirrels
  • Varieties and Habitats
  • Squirrel Dogs
  • Urban/City Squirrel Populations
  • Palm Trees and Habitats
  • Mad Cow Disease in Squirrels
  • Cleaning Squirrels and Wearing Gloves
  • Tularemia
  • Skinning Methods
  • Burning the Hair Off
  • Taking Kids Squirrel Hunting
  • Air Rifles and Hunting


Click the link to get the recipe

Squirrel and Scallion Potstickers with Ginger Dipping Sauce

Chipotle Squirrel BBQ Dip


Squirrel Noodle Soup

About the Podcast:

We are hunters, anglers, writers, and sometimes chefs. Our passion for the outdoor lifestyle motivated the foundation of Harvesting Nature which serves as a media outlet built to inspire and educate the outdoor expert and novice alike. Our podcast focuses on the technical side of cooking wild fish and game while also incorporating adventures and lessons learned from our pursuit of wild meat. Join us on our journey of Harvesting Nature.

About the Hosts:

Justin Townsend: Editor-in-Chief of Harvesting Nature

Justin grew up in the outdoors and has maintained his passion for hunting and fishing throughout his journey around the US. As a classically trained chef, Justin infuses his passions for cooking to create delicious wild game meals for everyone to enjoy. After joining the Coast Guard in 2015, Justin now lives in Key West, FL where the island serves as a lily pad for his many adventures on land and sea.

Dustyn Carroll: Field Staff Writer and Co-host

Dustyn always had a love for adventure and fostered a love for hunting and fishing after his military career began. He found an appreciation of wild game meats through his co-workers and then jumped into the pursuit of wild meat wholeheartedly. Cooking and serving wild game to his family and friends has become pleasurable achievement which he looks forward to at every new journey.

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