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#2822567 - 05/06/12 11:46 AM spring squirrel
Buck Nekkid
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opens next week.who will be out there killing tree rats? my 12 year old is looking forward to slaying a few.
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#2822697 - 05/06/12 04:36 PM Re: spring squirrel [Re: Buck Nekkid]
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I never have been big on spring squirrel, anyway with turkey season over I will be concentrating my full effort on fishing
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#2822777 - 05/06/12 07:29 PM Re: spring squirrel [Re: easy45]
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Spring Squirrel season: because Squirrels make for great Summertime grilling.

I really enjoy the season and will get out several times.
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#2822900 - 05/06/12 09:23 PM Re: spring squirrel [Re: Poser]
stik
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we are going to use it as an excuse to go to morgan county and see if we can salvage a campsite.
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#2823077 - 05/07/12 07:23 AM Re: spring squirrel [Re: stik]
BowGuy84
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I'll get out ealry a few mornings. My experience has been it is a very hard time to hunt with a 22 bc the squirrels are moving from bloom to bloom or on the ground in cover.

Shotgun is much more practical, but I like the challenge of shooting them wiht the 22

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#2823206 - 05/07/12 10:12 AM Re: spring squirrel [Re: BowGuy84]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: BowGuy84
I'll get out ealry a few mornings. My experience has been it is a very hard time to hunt with a 22 bc the squirrels are moving from bloom to bloom or on the ground in cover.

Shotgun is much more practical, but I like the challenge of shooting them wiht the 22


I agree with you. A few people have suggested that I would kill a lot more Squirrels using a shotgun, but really? How many squirrels do I need? If I go out 4 or 5 times during the Spring season and only bag 2 to 4 squirrels each time, then that is plenty of Squirrel meat for the summer. Using a .22 will definitely make you a better hunter. Plus, you don't have to wear ear protection.
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#2823701 - 05/07/12 09:01 PM Re: spring squirrel [Re: Poser]
muzzyman71
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Yes sir. 16 gauge double barrel for me. Folage is too thick this time of year. I am actually gonna try to organize 5 0r 6 buddies to erradicate most of them on the property.
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#2823964 - 05/08/12 09:10 AM Re: spring squirrel [Re: muzzyman71]
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Mud Dauber
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Apparently, old timers call Spring Squirrel season "Mulberry Season": http://www.nooga.com/155189/spring-squirrel-hunting-not-popular-but-available/
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#2823977 - 05/08/12 09:29 AM Re: spring squirrel [Re: Poser]
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Makes sense. My Mulberry tree in the back yard is already starting to draw them (and the dog) in. I'll kill 3-4 out of it with the pellet gun once season opens.

Problem is, I don't know where any are out in the woods I traditionally hunt. I haven't honed in on them anywhere on these properties and just slip and listen.

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#2823984 - 05/08/12 09:31 AM Re: spring squirrel [Re: BowGuy84]
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Im gonna save a few for grilling, but I like a mess of 5 or 6 to make some squirrel gumbo or jambalya out of...
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