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Postby Michigan » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:49 pm

Haven't heard much about squirrel hunting on this forum. Anyone else around here go for em besidesme???
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Postby jiminy_fatal » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:28 pm

Ahh. No. I remember catching a squirrel with a snare a while back (like 10 years ago) at an Air Cadet Survival camp. THe CO made us skin it and cook it. "whatever you kill you eat" i hope he was refering to animals. Anyways we skinned and boiled the meat in water and ketchup. Worst thing i've eaten up until that point!
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Postby Penguine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:35 pm

Went out last year to the Black Hills and saw NO squirrel. I was like ***? I would pop em if I saw em, just never see em.
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Postby Michigan » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:46 pm

I found that the best way to bag squirrels is to go to your deer stand and pretend you're deer hunting. You'll get a whole lot of em then. :thumbsup:
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:58 pm

I kill lots of squirrels when its season. And dont not eat them because of that one bad experience. I wouldnt eat prime rib boiled in water and ketchup. :laughing: Squirrel is GOOOD>
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

Know your target before you pull the trigger.

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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:09 pm

every time im deer hunting i want to shoot a few :pissed: but i dont because i dont want to scare off any of the deer that arent there in the first place :thumbsup:
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Postby VTduckman » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:11 pm

i always bring a field point arrow with me when deer hunting, usually get one or two a year.
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
Hooded Merganser
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:16 pm

I do the same thing VT. Cant shoot squirrels with a .308 though. :eek:
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

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Postby Michigan » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:42 pm

What gun do you guys use? I,ve tried a 22 a few times but my shoot/hit the target ratio was waaayyy off. Now I use a 20 ga and try to hit with the edge of my pattern.
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Postby BurnZ » Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:59 am

last weekend while sitting in the tree stand i brought with 3 extra arrows with small game tips on them i shot at 3 squirrels and hit 2. One of them made me start cracking up it was running up the tree with the arrow stuck in it. about half way up the arrow fell out along with about of foot of intestines, then it kept climbing another 5 feet or so and dropped to the ground. Its a good way to keep yourself entertained while waiting for a deer. :thumbsup:
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Postby Penguine » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:43 am

smackaduck wrote:I do the same thing VT. Cant shoot squirrels with a .308 though. :eek:


Aim for the head!! It will be a clean kill, and won't have to worry about him looking at you while you are skinning him.
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