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#3348340 - 09/05/13 03:07 PM I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels.
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I was reading another post on squirrel hunting and the squirrels getting stuck in a tree.

When I was 6 or 7 I remember my Uncle Bill loved to squirrel hunt. Grandad and I went to check on him while he was hunting. Because we could here a chainsaw running. When we got to him he had cut down two trees to get his squirrels that he had shot. He had shot a squirrel that got into a hole of the tree. My Uncle had the bright idea to stick his hand in the hole thinking the squirrel should have died by now.

He did stick his hand in the hole of the tree and the biggest display of words and actions that I'd every seen a grown man do at that age. His hand did not come out as fast as it went in but he came out with a bloody hand, a squirrel, and a smile on his face.

I had lots of fire wood to help cut and load. I did not have a smile on my face.



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#3348462 - 09/05/13 05:07 PM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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#3348466 - 09/05/13 05:15 PM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: buckaroo]
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cool story.
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#3348540 - 09/05/13 06:37 PM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: encore06]
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From thread title I thought this was going to be an Indian story....

Great story nonetheless....
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#3348600 - 09/05/13 07:26 PM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: leader]
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That's so reminiscent of my own first squirrel, EEC. A man from church took me out on my first squirrel hunt, hauling an old .22 I'd bought as an auction. Guess I was 12. I was also on the verge of discovering my nearsightedness and need for glasses.

We stopped on a path along a field edge and he pointed up at an overhanging limb and said, "Shoot that one!" Problem was, I wasn't sure what I was shooting, but aimed at the lump. Hit it, but it shoot back to the main trunk and up into a hollow near the base. Took that man all sorts of fishing up in that hollow with sticks, but finally my dead squirrel fell out.

Wasn't til the next trip out there that I discovered what a squirrel bite felt like.
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#3348670 - 09/05/13 08:05 PM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: Nimrod777]
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Cutting down a tree to recover a squirrel? Now THAT's a serious squirrel hunter! \:\) This makes me remember my cousin's 1st squirrel. He had a single shot 410. We were walking with my Father through the woods and walked on opposite sides of a smallish tree. We didn't know a squirrel was hugging the tree about shoulder high. When we went around both sides, the squirrel found itself suddenly exposed and went running up the tree. My cousin threw the gun up instinctively and shot as soon as it got straight up over him. Couldn't have been more than 5 feet from the muzzle. Even the little 410 gave it an instant lead enema. \:\)
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#3349279 - 09/06/13 10:17 AM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: Hunter 257W]
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great story
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#3349288 - 09/06/13 10:22 AM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: REM7]
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Best thing to do if a tree rat gets in a hole you can reach is to find a briar and run it in the hole, spin it around. It will tangle up with the varmit and you can pull it out. Yes it works, because I've done it. Just be prepared for upset animal.
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#3349321 - 09/06/13 10:46 AM Re: I remember my Uncle hunting squirrels. [Re: jb3]
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 Originally Posted By: jb3
Best thing to do if a tree rat gets in a hole you can reach is to find a briar and run it in the hole, spin it around. It will tangle up with the varmit and you can pull it out. Yes it works, because I've done it. Just be prepared for upset animal.

I have seen my daddy split a stick and pull a rabbit out the same way. It does work and saves a hand from being chewed on.
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