It may come to a shock to everyone here, but last Saturday, after plenty of shooting at inanimate objects, I shot my first animal. It was a chipmunk in a friend's forest. A bunch of them were running around, he got one, then I did. I used my 12ga Mossberg 500 with polychoke, twisted up to improved cylinder. He used his 12ga Rem 870 with full choke. We both used 2.75" Federal 8 shot game loads. Both were shot at about the same distance, around 15-20 paces. When I picked them up, I could see how much cleaner mine was for having used the wider spread. Both were pretty much intact, though. I'm wondering what to do with them. I'd like to eat them, but I don't think they got to the freezer soon enough (several hours). Maybe I'll practice skinning and gutting them so that next time I'll be better prepared. Any suggestions?