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#3260453 - 06/03/13 10:30 AM tomorrow is the day...
redblood
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for another shot at a spring limit of squirrels. temp and wind look perfect. scouted some new ground that seems to be better suited for spring squirrels.
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#3260546 - 06/03/13 12:25 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: redblood]
catman529
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My aim wasn't so hot on Saturday morning... Also the squirrels were real skittish and didn't stop moving much. Guess I should get the cheap scope and sight it in...
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#3260616 - 06/03/13 02:35 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
My aim wasn't so hot on Saturday morning... Also the squirrels were real skittish and didn't stop moving much. Guess I should get the cheap scope and sight it in...



what type of trees did u find them in. this spring business aint easy
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#3260635 - 06/03/13 02:58 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: redblood]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
what type of trees did u find them in. this spring business aint easy

x 2

I just have a hard time being excited about spring squirrel unless you can find a mulberry bush they're hitting.

Hunting squirrels in the spring is akin to hunting turkeys in the fall ---- just ain't the same.

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#3260644 - 06/03/13 03:07 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: Wes Parrish]
catman529
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I dont know, mulberry trees I have found this spring (3) have had no squirrels at the times that I found them. The squirrels were in regular hardwoods, oaks, maples, hickory etc. Redblood you might kill me, but if I go squirrel hunting one more time this spring, I might take the 12 gauge. Shooting through greenery at fast moving skittish squirrels aint easy for iron sights on a .22 with little practice. I can shoot the head off a thistle though. \:D Also slaughtered a pigeon with the scoped air rifle. if squirrels are 15 yards or closer I am deadly with the air rifle. I will get that .22 scoped and sighted in before fall squirrel season, then the squirrels will be in grave danger.
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#3260690 - 06/03/13 04:45 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: catman529]
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been seeing them in the road in the early am this week,got to ck on a buddy wed & will be baby sitting the grandkids,might sneak in a few bushy tails
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#3260727 - 06/03/13 05:38 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: catman529]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I dont know, mulberry trees I have found this spring (3) have had no squirrels at the times that I found them. The squirrels were in regular hardwoods, oaks, maples, hickory etc.

The problem is they weren't feeding on the mulberries, and not cutting any nuts (which aren't ready until typically late August) = just not the same as "classic" fall squirrel hunting when they're noisily cutting nuts, especially hickory nuts.

I'd rather just have more of this spring's squirrels survive to this fall when I can stalk the ones I hear cuttin'. \:\)

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#3260748 - 06/03/13 06:11 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: Wes Parrish]
catman529
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Problem with fall squirreling is I'm in deer mode. Spring squirrel helps me get over turkey season being closed. Fall turkey sure aim the same as spring turkey either, but I like to be able to shoot a few in big flocks. Guess I just like stalking and shooting things no matter what season.
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#3260777 - 06/03/13 06:35 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: catman529
I dont know, mulberry trees I have found this spring (3) have had no squirrels at the times that I found them. The squirrels were in regular hardwoods, oaks, maples, hickory etc.

The problem is they weren't feeding on the mulberries, and not cutting any nuts (which aren't ready until typically late August) = just not the same as "classic" fall squirrel hunting when they're noisily cutting nuts, especially hickory nuts.

I'd rather just have more of this spring's squirrels survive to this fall when I can stalk the ones I hear cuttin'. \:\)
Check any bushes that are flowering. Squirrels love blooms and buds.
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#3260874 - 06/03/13 08:25 PM Re: tomorrow is the day... [Re: timberjack86]
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i live for fall squirrels. but a spring limit is a challenge i would like to overcome. i am going to a small enclosed woodlot in the morn/ have seen a bunch crossing the road there as of late.
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