Here lately I have really been more interested in harvesting squirrels than catching a deer. Maybe it is because I shot 4 deer last year and still have at least one deer left in the freezer. I've gone deer hunting one day so far this year and it was only for about 3 or 4 hours. The squirrels were running circles around me so I decided to go home and grab my 22 rifle and my kids and make a day of squirrel hunting. We bagged 4 squirrels. I'm seriously thinking about harvesting a bunch of squirrels and try my luck at canning them. My kids just love squirrel and dumplings or noodles. I've never eaten canned squirrels though I know that it can be canned according to my processing books. I think it would be great to open up a jar of squirrel, heat it up and add noodles while we are camping or at home for a quick easy meal. Last year I successfully learned how to can deer meat and have really enjoyed that. So now I want to try any kind of small game meat and hopefully one day catch enough fish to try it also. Also, the next time I raise a bunch of chicken broilers for butcher. I'm gonna can a bunch of them too. I think it is just great to be able to cook it all at once and then all I have to do is just heat up and serve it.