With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays keeping us busy the last couple of weeks, it’s easy to let important things slip your mind. Some people forget loved ones’ birthdays around the holidays. Others forget that they actually have to pay bills after Christmas shopping. And unfortunately, many in Oklahoma forget to stock up on squirrel meat while the season is still open. And if you’re one of those people, you’d better hurry…
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation announced that the season for hunting squirrels ends this month.
“Oklahoma squirrel season is open statewide until January 31st,” the department announced on Facebook. “All you need is a hunting license (unless exempt).”
The daily limit of squirrels that can be hunted is as follows:
• 25 fox and gray squirrels combined per day
• 50 in possession after the first day
If you haven’t dusted off the old .22 for squirrel season quite yet, don’t you fret! Theoretically speaking if you squirrel hunted every day between now and the end of the season, you could come home with over 500 of the little critters without breaking your daily limit! Now 500 rodents may seem like a lot. But thankfully, there are tons of fun activities you can do with a squirrel carcass including…
Taxidermy and affix it to a drone
Because this is a free f$*#-ing country.
Fry and serve in a pancake
Grandma’s old cookbook had a recipe for fried squirrel wrapped in a cold pancake. If it was good enough for grandma, it’s good enough for all of us.
Make some fun puppets, then film your demented squirrel puppet show and put it on the internet. You’ll be famous in some obscure country before you know it!
Organic, free-range dog treat
This is for the hipster dog people. Throw a couple of them sunsa-bucks to your pup next time you catch him being a good boy. You know he’ll enjoy it and God knows you’ve caught him eating worse.
Make a fur coat
Fur coats can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Whereas an Oklahoma hunting license will only set you back about $53. Your pick.
But really, if you’re going to kill it you’ve got to eat it or use it. Follow Hayley on twitter @squirrellygeek