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#3321363 - 08/13/13 11:03 AM Shooting before frost
southernhunter
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I have always been told that you should never hunt or eat a squirrel before the first big frost . ( Any truth to that !) I haven't been since I was a kid and kinda want to get the squirrel gun back in the woods . But once deer season starts I want have a chance till jan and feb .
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#3321411 - 08/13/13 11:48 AM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: southernhunter]
Dienamic
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They say that because of the wolves in them (jar fly larva). I never worry. They skin out just fine. Kinda creepy looking but you don't eat them.
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#3321462 - 08/13/13 12:36 PM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: Dienamic]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Dienamic
They say that because of the wolves in them (jar fly larva). I never worry. They skin out just fine. Kinda creepy looking but you don't eat them.


actually it's a bot fly larva and it does nothing to harm the meat. they just ain't pretty.
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#3321612 - 08/13/13 03:04 PM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: stik]
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Thanks .
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#3322573 - 08/14/13 09:41 AM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: southernhunter]
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Yeah, and they are also relatively rare. I've encountered bot flies just a handful of times.
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#3322618 - 08/14/13 10:27 AM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
Yeah, and they are also relatively rare.

Some years and some places are worse than others.

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#3322647 - 08/14/13 10:51 AM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: Wes Parrish]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Poser
Yeah, and they are also relatively rare.

Some years and some places are worse than others.


I know of places where they will be on every squirrel and other places I have never seen one. i have heard a proximity to cattle has something to do with it.
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#3323128 - 08/14/13 07:10 PM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: stik]
southernhunter
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The last time I went squirrel hunting with dad . I must have been 10 or so . He killed a fox squirrel that had them . I just assumed they all would have them at some point . Thanks for y'all's help .
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#3323287 - 08/14/13 08:51 PM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: southernhunter]
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i kill about 80-100 each yr in between opening day of squirrel and sept 15th. i have only had one squirrel have one. best time to hunt squirrels in in august-october. cuttin hickories, nothing like it
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#3325990 - 08/17/13 07:46 PM Re: Shooting before frost [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
i kill about 80-100 each yr in between opening day of squirrel and sept 15th. i have only had one squirrel have one. best time to hunt squirrels in in august-october. cuttin hickories, nothing like it
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