Ok I have a stupid question. I currently live in Alabama and will be moving to the fairbanks area in a few weeks. Squirrel in Alabama doesn't have any real overpowering tastes it's like any other game meat. I read or heard somewhere that your squirrel have a very "pine" flavor? We nicknamed them tree rats here and they are by far my favorite game not only to eat but the challenge of hunting them is great. In our research I have been side tracked a bit by the "big" animals. To be honest over a lifetime of hunting I have put more meat in the freezer with a .22 hunting rabbit, and squirrel than deer and hogs combined. I have heard of folks eating porcupine, beaver and ground squirrel up there. Are those as common as hunting rabbit? I don't turn up my nose at much and I actually love rattlesnake heck even crows are pretty good if you cook em right. What have you found palatable and what would you suggest not shooting? I refuse to waste meat I take hunting, but with that said I know what is terrible around here and just don't kill it. Raccoon is a good example, ours here are way to strong tasting to eat. Any advise you have would be great. Thanks in advance.