I skin them when they are still warm , too.
I use the method where you lift the tail, make a cut at the base of the tail cutting through the skin and severing the tail bone at the same time, then you lay the squirrel on it's back, place your boot firmly on the squirrels tail while you grab both rear legs firmly. Now you pull up forcefully on both legs and pull the squirrel up forcefully. The skin will peel off all the way up to the head and front legs. A quick pull frees the skin from the front legs and you now cut off the head. Now all you have to do is grab the small section of skin that stayed on the rear legs during the procedure... grab it and peel it off. I hope I'm explaining it so you get a picture of it. Works fantastic. Takes me about 30 seconds to skin a squirrel. I first saw the method on YouTube years ago and have used it ever since. Jeff
Did the info you read say how you go about gauging their age ?
Check out this video. Yes it is a rather old video, but if you are taking any longer than this guy to skin a squirrel you are doing it wrong, and wasting your dang time.
In my original post: “How fast are you? Time yourself next time and post the time.”I have not seen anyone answer this question yet! Don’t be shy - give it a try.