This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.
Rabbits and squirrels are abundant and they're also good to eat. There are many ways to capture a rabbit or squirrel, just make sure you're following applicable laws. Be a safe and responsible hunter!
Here's a good video on dressing out a rabbit (graphic):
And here's on on a squirrel (graphic):
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to catch and prepare one wild rabbit or squirrel
To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
- A picture of the harvested animal with the tool you used to harvest
- A picture of the dressed out carcass
- A picture of the prepared dish
- description of how the animal was harvested, how it was prepared and how it tasted
- This is "Foraging" so it has to be wild game
I know the title says wild squirrel or rabbit, but what about a deer? I found this road kill deer last year. Idaho allows you to pick up road kill and gives you a permit to do so. I went to town to run a few errands. This deer wasn’t on the side of the road when I left, but was on the way back. Still warm and pliable. Took it back home, guy and skinned it and let it hang for the night. Next day I processed it. I don’t have electricity, so most of it was pressure canned except for the back straps and tenderloin. Pressure canned venison is excellent in stews. It also makes some pretty good shredded “deer” tacos.