Field to Fork: IV8888 Takes Squirrels From Creek to Crockpot

When you’re from the South, you eat some pretty wild things – frog legs, chicken gizzards, and yes, squirrel!

In this episode of Field to Fork, Eric with Iraqveteran8888 sets out with the Umarex Notos .22 Carbine to do a little squirrel hunting and shares his recipe for a fast, easy, delicious stew in the slow cooker.

If you’re new to squirrel hunting or interested in how this delicious chicken-of-the-woods is prepared, we’ve got you covered.

UNPACKING THE UMAREX® NOTOS .22 CARBINE

The Umarex Notos .22 caliber PCP Carbine is the surprising compact PCP pellet pusher making a buzz in the red-hot PCP airgunning world. The Notos Carbine delivers impressive power from its short 11.75-inch barrel launching a 12 grain .22 caliber pellet at 700 fps. – perfect for small game hunting, plinking, or target shooting with friends who haven’t caught the PCP airgunning bug!

NOTOS FEATURES:

  • .22 Caliber Pellet
  • Integrated Top Picatinny Rail
  • Removable Auto-Indexing Rotary Magazine
  • 3-Baffle SilencAir Muzzle Device
  • Fixed Air Tank
  • 3,625 PSI Max Fill Pressure
  • 1,900 PSI Regulated
  • Easy Cocking Side Lever Action
  • 31.5″ to 34″ OAL
  • 4.15 LBS (without Optic, in rifle configuration)
  • 66CC Tank Volume

With its 7-Shot auto-indexing rotary magazine, the quiet shooting side lever cocking Notos Carbine is easy to shoot and allows the shooter a smooth transition to the next shot! This PCP Carbine’s fixed 66 cc high-pressure air tank fills to a maximum pressure of 3,625 psi.

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IV8888’S SQUIRREL STEW RECIPE:

  • 2 Tbs. Flour
  • 1 Tbs. Better Than Bouillion, Chicken flavor
  • 1/4 C. Sliced carrots
  • 1/4 White Onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
  • 2 Large Potatoes, washed and chopped
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 3 Quartered Squirrels

Layer ingredients in a slow cooker or pressure cooker and cook on High for 3.5 hours, then set to Low for 8 hours to finish.

It’s not an exact science, it’s squirrels – so feel free to modify this recipe or add anything you like! Parsnips and radishes work well as a substitute for potatoes, you can add celery or peppers, but this is a great base recipe for an easy, delicious squirrel stew.

There may be some small bones in the stew, so do keep that in mind. The USDA recommends cooking squirrel meat to an internal temperature of at least 160°F, as measured by an instant-read thermometer. At this temperature, the meat can still be pink inside.

For more information on the Umarex Notos .22 Carbine Air Rifle, visit www.umarex.com

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