Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

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The joy of squirrel hunting: a taste of tradition

A squirrel hunter shows off his daily bag limit of bushytails. Gretchen Steele recalls a time when squirrel hunting was a regular part of Illinois' early hunting season. She also points out the taste of squirrel, which can be prepared many different ways. (Photo courtesy of Bill Key)
It only seems fitting that I would be writing about squirrels this morning. Out my window, I’ve been watching the merry band of the miscreant porch and yard gray squirrels that have been on an absolute tear this morning. One turned over the fountain nestled among the ferns on my deck, and another came tearing out of the cornfield, ear in tow like a deranged bandit making a run for it after a bank heist. And if the ringleader gobbles one more tomato, he may just find his way into the skillet sooner rather than later.
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