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#2896980 - 08/05/12 04:26 PM Do Squirrel Calls Work for You?
Hickory Nut
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Registered: 10/06/07
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Loc: Middle Tennessee

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I've tried many times to get a reaction (other than hidding) from a squirrel to a call. I've got one of those small metal discs, that makes a distress call when you pull air through it,a wooden block and striker used to mimic barks and also a bellows call that makes barks. I've tried these calls when a squirrel is moving away from me and when no squirrels can been seen. I've tried them in various situations and have never seen a benefit. I don't know if I'm using them wrong or squirrels just don't respond to calling. Anyone had any luck? If not, I may as well taken them out of field bag.
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#2897186 - 08/05/12 08:08 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: Hickory Nut]
timberjack86
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The only thing I have ever done is if I shoot and miss or there is another squirrel in the tree I will bark with my mouth to make him show hiself. It almost always results with a squirrel "riding out" so you got to be quick.
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#2897287 - 08/05/12 09:10 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: timberjack86]
pressfit
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"mr squirrel" works really good in the early part of the season..
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#2897798 - 08/06/12 11:22 AM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: pressfit]
easy45
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never used any
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#2897937 - 08/06/12 01:44 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: easy45]
Atchman2
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Loc: Knoxville, TN

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Sometimes squirrel distress calls will get them running-Away from you! I've had that happen a couple of times. \:\)

They say that you should use the distress call in conjunction with a branch or one of those turkey wing things. You beat the branch/wing against your leg or the ground while blowing the distress call.

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#2898284 - 08/06/12 08:08 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: Atchman2]
FOX FIRE
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I have one of the Mr. squirrel (disk) calls I bought back in the 80s, never had any luck with it at all.

Also have a bellow call, think it mite be a woods wise, but it sounds like the real deal, all the others sounded kind of squeaky, regaurdless of how realistic it sounds it hasnt called the first thing.
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#2898672 - 08/07/12 06:24 AM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: FOX FIRE]
fishboy1
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You will probably laugh but here goes.

Every time I do a rattle sequence when deer hunting, within a minute or so squirrels get down out of a tree and scamper over to a different tree. Fools me into thinking a deer is responding.

For some reason they like to investigate a deer grunt call too.
Guess I am doing it wrong ! \:D
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#2899618 - 08/07/12 09:43 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: fishboy1]
FOX FIRE
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Maybe I'll start take'n my grunt tube squirrel hunt'n, what ever it takes rite .
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#2915320 - 08/21/12 02:24 PM Re: Do Squirrel Calls Work for You? [Re: FOX FIRE]
tasaman
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Works every now and again for me. I use the distress whistle and beat the heck out of a sapling or branch on the ground or your cap on your thigh while doing it. Sometimes they will come running right at you.

What I mainly use them for is to get a far off squirrel to reveal it's location. Then I sneak in.

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