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#2884126 - 07/23/12 11:10 PM squirrel season...
redblood
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gettin close. cant wait
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#2884221 - 07/24/12 06:41 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
Wes Parrish
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May just have to start it a week early! \:\)

Squirrel season opens one week earlier at LBL than statewide.

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#2884222 - 07/24/12 06:41 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
KPH
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I am ready. I look forward to it more than deer.
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#2884228 - 07/24/12 06:45 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: KPH]
Wes Parrish
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It's like a 4-course meal! \:D

Squirrel season is the appettizer!
Archery deer is the accompanying soup before the main course!
Muzzleloader deer is the main course!
Rifle deer is the dessert!

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#2884787 - 07/24/12 03:47 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Wes Parrish]
dh1984
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I can't wait either i already got my ammo and guns ready to head to the woods when it opens.
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#2884846 - 07/24/12 05:03 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: dh1984]
easy45
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I may have to make myself go some this year
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#2885000 - 07/24/12 08:19 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: easy45]
FOX FIRE
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I like to wait untill the acorns are good & ripe, but thers still leaves on thetrees, the leaves give me the luxury of sneak'n in them while cutt'n, pick me one off & wait till they go back to work & find another one.

Been think on do'n some work on a old Lake Field .22 I have & get'n it ready, think'n a trigger job & maybe bed the action just to see how good it shoots,love me some .22 rifles.
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#2885136 - 07/24/12 09:57 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Wes Parrish]
Phil1979
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
It's like a 4-course meal! \:D

Squirrel season is the appettizer!
Archery deer is the accompanying soup before the main course!
Muzzleloader deer is the main course!
Rifle deer is the dessert!


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#2885149 - 07/24/12 10:17 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: FOX FIRE]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
I like to wait untill the acorns are good & ripe, but thers still leaves on thetrees, the leaves give me the luxury of sneak'n in them while cutt'n, pick me one off & wait till they go back to work & find another one.

No need to wait on any acorns!

Hickories are much better, imo, since the squirrels make a lot more noise cutting them, and occasionally drop a whole hickory nut which can be heard hitting the ground from afar. There's usually some good hickory nut cutting going on when squirrel season opens.

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#2885265 - 07/25/12 05:32 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
Plateau Hunter
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Squirrels have been cutting some on my place in whiteoaks and even a hickory for over two weeks. I don't ever remember seeing squirrels cutting this early. With the hot weather and the drought just seeing some acorns and hickory nuts is good. I saw more fox squirrels on my place last year than ever before; there has been one with the white nose pattern hanging around the yard all summer. PH
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#2885418 - 07/25/12 08:57 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Plateau Hunter]
StalkingWolf
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The hickories seem to be loaded this year. I'm ready to bust a bushytail myself.
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#2885475 - 07/25/12 09:56 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: KPH]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: hellacatcher
I am ready. I look forward to it more than deer.



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#2886072 - 07/25/12 08:19 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
timberjack86
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I am ready!
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#2886979 - 07/26/12 05:06 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: easy45]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
I may have to make myself go some this year

You really should. It will cure what ails you.

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#2887745 - 07/27/12 11:52 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Wes Parrish]
smstone22
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I cant wait, I think I could limit in the yard LOL
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#2888642 - 07/28/12 11:53 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: smstone22]
Wes Parrish
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Anyone else noticing more young squirrels than normal?
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#2888791 - 07/28/12 03:41 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Anyone else noticing more young squirrels than normal?


Yeah.... munching down on my tomato plants.
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#2888796 - 07/28/12 03:44 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Poser]
BowGuy84
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I'll be going in Indiana and KY. Got a few decent places around a CZ that needs its first limit.
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#2889068 - 07/28/12 09:34 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: BowGuy84]
FOX FIRE
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I was out in the back yard this evenin & could hear one cut'n in the trees above, I'm think'n "oh yeah, 'bout that time of year."
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#2889148 - 07/28/12 11:22 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: FOX FIRE]
redblood
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been seeing a ton of hickory cuttings on the roads i run. surprisingly, hickories produced fairly well here
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#2890394 - 07/30/12 11:23 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
morgancountry
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I can't wait. I haven't squirrel hunted in probably 4 or 5 years. I got my grandpa's Marlin 39A when he passed this spring so that is my motivation to get out this year!
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#2890993 - 07/30/12 09:40 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
been seeing a ton of hickory cuttings on the roads i run. surprisingly, hickories produced fairly well here
I have been seeing some in my area, but not a ton yet. I was in Fayette County at deer camp Sunday working on my camper and found these in and around my camper.

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#2891019 - 07/30/12 10:08 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Andy S.]
gatortail
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looks like black walnuts
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#2891793 - 07/31/12 03:57 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: gatortail]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: gatortail
looks like black walnuts
\:D
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#2893240 - 08/01/12 07:46 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: morgancountry]
FOX FIRE
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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
I can't wait. I haven't squirrel hunted in probably 4 or 5 years. I got my grandpa's Marlin 39A when he passed this spring so that is my motivation to get out this year!


A Marlin 39A is a great gun, I had a 39A mountie that my father in law bought new in 1966, like a moron I gave it to my brother in law but did tell him never to sell it....unless its to me.
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#2893420 - 08/01/12 10:27 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Andy S.]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.

When I see a few like that in the absence of a good bit of "finer" cuttings, it usually means the squirrels "just tasted" those, and didn't like them, or they were still too green. That half and that whole without any green, they look like something left over from last year?

I love to hear nearly whole hickory nuts like that fall to the ground on a still morning! Then shortly followed by some scrape-scrape-scrape-scrape-scrape-scrape-scrape-scrape-scraping, and another big piece of nut hitting the ground! \:\) It's to squirrel hunting what a gobbling turkey is to Spring Turkey hunting!

Just not the same when the turkey's not gobbling; just not the same when the squirrel's not cutting hickory nuts.

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#2893443 - 08/01/12 11:09 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: gatortail]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: gatortail
looks like black walnuts


I absolutely assure you that is not black walnuts lol
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#2895906 - 08/04/12 08:23 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
.....it usually means the squirrels "just tasted" those, and didn't like them, or they were still too green.
I agree. Growing up we described cutting like this as squirrels "just checking them."
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#2895908 - 08/04/12 08:25 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: gatortail]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: gatortail
looks like black walnuts
No walnut trees in the immediate area that I am aware of.
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#2896873 - 08/05/12 02:20 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Andy S.]
Hickory Nut
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They are hickory nuts, not filled out yet. See the lines for the sections of the outer hull?

Yea I really look foward to the fall squirrel season opener too. The fall is a fantastic time to be in the woods and the squirrels provide an excellent hunt opportunity and challenge. I've chased bushytails for over 50 years and it's still a blast. I think I've missed 3 or 4 opening mornings but never a season.

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#2897191 - 08/05/12 08:10 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Hickory Nut]
timberjack86
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I am getting kinda of anxious watching the squirrels cuttin in the mornings.
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#2897402 - 08/05/12 10:04 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: Hickory Nut]
redblood
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those would be hickory nuts
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#2897625 - 08/06/12 08:44 AM Re: squirrel season... [Re: redblood]
bigtex
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Plenty of hickory nuts here this year. Didn't find the first one last year. The squirrels are already cutting on them. Can't wait to kill a few, fried squirrel, gravy and home made biscuits is hard to beat!

BTW, the "walnut" trees are loaded this year as well.
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#2897941 - 08/06/12 01:48 PM Re: squirrel season... [Re: bigtex]
Atchman2
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I can't wait to go this year! Early in the year I normally carry my airgun AND my 20 gauge. That way if they take off running they will be mine; oh yes-the will be mine.

Last year was a terrible year for me for fall squirrels but I cleaned up during the spring.

I'm really looking forward to the late season this year since my squirrel dog should be ready to chase them and tree them! I took him in the spring because he finds them when they fall in the thick brush. \:\)

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