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#3334915 - 08/25/13 08:47 AM First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit....
redblood
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After having to miss the opener due to a work obligation, I was chomping at the bit to get the opportunity to get after a limit of squirrels. Went to my parents farm this morn, a place where my love of the sport first blossomed. This is the same block of woods i took my first limit from over 2 decades ago. Always a treat to stalk the same hardwoods i did as a kid. Action started fast, had 4 on the ground while sitting against the same gnarly oak. I got a little sloppy on 5-7 and did not mark my trees well enough before the shots- took a bit of leg time to reveal their whereabouts. Both understory and canopy foliage are unusually thick this yr coupled with a bit of rust from the summer off made what should have been a 645 limit turn into an 8 oclock affair. Decided that since my dad is fond of them and i shouldnt need one, i passed on all fox squirrels. Almost regretted that decision later but it all worked out in the end. Ended up with a even split in males in females, with several juveniles. all grays. 8 travelers and 2 cutters. The action in hickories dominated the morn, but i did see quite a few in pignuts and a took one cutting in an ol chestnut oak.





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#3334929 - 08/25/13 08:54 AM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: redblood]
easy45
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congrats
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#3334941 - 08/25/13 09:02 AM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: easy45]
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congrats
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#3335204 - 08/25/13 01:38 PM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Good deal man!
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#3335246 - 08/25/13 02:32 PM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: TNtrapper]
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Been watching for your post-congrats! You da man in the squirrel woods and predator haunts.
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#3335264 - 08/25/13 02:58 PM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: Plateau Hunter]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Plateau Hunter
Been watching for your post-congrats! You da man in the squirrel woods and predator haunts.



Thanks PH. you got that lil ruger dialed in
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#3335806 - 08/25/13 09:03 PM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: redblood]
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#3336111 - 08/26/13 08:09 AM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: Umpire]
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Yeah the Ruger is dialed in-problem is I ain't always dialed in! Lol However, I am perfect for the season having taken only 1 shot-my kills/shot can only go downhill from here but it was a good way to open the season. Cutter, chestnut oak, 25 yds.
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#3336116 - 08/26/13 08:13 AM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: Umpire]
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I don't know how you do it. I was in an area on Sunday morning that was literally raining hickory nuts everywhere from mature hickory trees. We had a shotgun and a .22 and couldn't see them/find them, couldn't reach them with the shotgun (12 gauge) as they were so high up, and/or couldn't get a clean shot with the .22. Covered up with squirrels and only got 4.
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#3336301 - 08/26/13 09:52 AM Re: First Hunt of the yr-fairly easy limit.... [Re: Poser]
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