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#2923154 - 08/28/12 09:30 AM Tough Limit this morning.....
redblood
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I headed out a spot near my home that I have hunted twice in my life and collected a limit each time. Started off with a miss, a long shot at a traveling gray, a very makeable shot. Wouldnt miss again, although one gray needed a second shot to dislodge him from stubborn cedar branch. Had 4 dead by 7:15, then everything stopped. Made a luckly, borderline desperate shot on squirrel 6 at 8:01 and figured that would be it. Shot two ground traveling grays at 8:15 and figured i may have a shot at a limit. Crossed over through a dried up corn field headed to another distant woodlot and collected squirrel 9 in a fence row, who decided he needed to take a look back. Finally got to the woods i sought, and saw branches a swaying. This woods is incredibly thick with a tom of undergrwoth and a really tight canopy. Picked up a distant gray in small opening and put squirrel 10 on the ground. Tried to mark my tree, but due to undergrowth it was hard. I finally found him and picked him at 8:32. Stopped by an old log shack on my way out for the pic. It was a great hunt, but overall squirrel movement was slow. Really slow. Very fortunate to salvage a limit on this one. Went 10 for 12 with a miss and a dislodging shot. 8 grays and 2 fox squirrels. 2 barkers and 8 travelors. not a single cutter, unusual. ALL 10 squirrels were males.







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#2923230 - 08/28/12 10:14 AM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: redblood]
Andy S.
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As usual, job well done RB. Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your hunt; it makes it so much more enjoyable to read and understand.
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#2923277 - 08/28/12 10:43 AM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Andy S.]
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8 of the ten I killed the other morning were males. Why is that? Are the females nesting. Very unusual for this time of year.
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#2923306 - 08/28/12 11:00 AM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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#2923675 - 08/28/12 03:57 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Andy S.]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
As usual, job well done RB. Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your hunt; it makes it so much more enjoyable to read and understand.


thank you. i certainly enjoy it
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#2923676 - 08/28/12 03:57 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
8 of the ten I killed the other morning were males. Why is that? Are the females nesting. Very unusual for this time of year.



yes. i am gonna post a thread in the TWRA forum and see if they have an explanation
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#2923710 - 08/28/12 04:28 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
8 of the ten I killed the other morning were males. Why is that? Are the females nesting. Very unusual for this time of year.



yes. i am gonna post a thread in the TWRA forum and see if they have an explanation




I work for one of the phone companies in Knoxville, and had a line trouble last week at a house that has aerial phone lines. The problem was a mother squirrel decided the phone boot on the pole was a great place to make a nest and raise her 2 babies. I have no problem with that unless they start chewing phone lines, then it's time for an eviction notice. Long story short, she had 2 almost hairless baby squirrels in the nest that haven't even opened their eyes yet. We put the babies on the ground under a nearby tree, and she carried both of them off in two trips in her mouth. So at least here, in this one instance, the females are on the nest.
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#2923726 - 08/28/12 04:40 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Kimberman]
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Congrats, good job!!
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#2923881 - 08/28/12 07:09 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: rabbit hunter]
rem.30-06
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glad to see yall are having good hunts ive been twice and killed a grand total of 1 i cant seem to find them this year.
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#2923905 - 08/28/12 07:28 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: rem.30-06]
redblood
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it has been pretty slow here. but these are some really good blocks i am hunting, predominated by mature hickories
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#2924041 - 08/28/12 08:54 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: redblood]
rem.30-06
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i went to a place this afternoon that is loaded with hickories and didnt see the first one. Im going in the morning but im undecided on were to go at the current moment.
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#2924062 - 08/28/12 09:05 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: rem.30-06]
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Well I have been twice with a grand total of 0 squirrels and have found 0 hickories also. That is one of the big problems. Also having to hunt on a WMA and this is my first season hunting ever are not in my favor.
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#2924071 - 08/28/12 09:08 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Inkstainz]
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#2924158 - 08/28/12 09:52 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: spitndrum]
rem.30-06
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inkstainz- hang in there it will eventually come togehter i went to a wma the other day and never found a single hickorie tree so i started looking for oaks. Good luck and happy hunting.
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#2924526 - 08/29/12 09:07 AM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: rem.30-06]
redblood
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mature oaks can make for some great squirrel hunting in late september and october.
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#2924573 - 08/29/12 09:53 AM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: redblood]
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Way to go-every limit of 10 with a rifle is tough in my view and good shooting too. I haven't been yet as I was out of town opening weekend. There doesn't seem to be as many squirrels on my place this year. I have seen some acorn and hickory cuttings for 6 weeks or longer but not a ton. I have been in the woods a couple of mornings coyote hunting but saw very few squirrels. I will get after them a bit when it cools down. PH
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#2924891 - 08/29/12 01:51 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: Plateau Hunter]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Plateau Hunter
Way to go-every limit of 10 with a rifle is tough in my view and good shooting too. I haven't been yet as I was out of town opening weekend. There doesn't seem to be as many squirrels on my place this year. I have seen some acorn and hickory cuttings for 6 weeks or longer but not a ton. I have been in the woods a couple of mornings coyote hunting but saw very few squirrels. I will get after them a bit when it cools down. PH



i sat this morn out due to humidity
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#2926617 - 08/30/12 03:58 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: redblood]
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cool!
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#2927963 - 08/31/12 02:58 PM Re: Tough Limit this morning..... [Re: tarsalgland]
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You are a squirrel killing machine. Congrats!
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