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#3359024 - 09/14/13 11:53 AM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: ghostfive]
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Good info. Most hunters who only hunt squirrels on occasion are surprised by how difficult it is. It is easy to sit in your tree stand in November and think that squirrel hunting must be easy, but getting out and actually killing 4+ squirrels is can difficult.
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#3359443 - 09/14/13 06:50 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
Good info. Most hunters who only hunt squirrels on occasion are surprised by how difficult it is. It is easy to sit in your tree stand in November and think that squirrel hunting must be easy, but getting out and actually killing 4+ squirrels is can difficult.



so true.
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#3359527 - 09/14/13 07:57 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: redblood]
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Great tips that can be used by shotgun hunters.
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#3360450 - 09/15/13 06:56 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Great tips that can be used by shotgun hunters.



have never hunted with a shotgun. just dont think it would be my thing
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#3360518 - 09/15/13 07:39 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Great tips that can be used by shotgun hunters.



have never hunted with a shotgun. just dont think it would be my thing
Both ways put meat on the ground. I have used 22 lr, high powerd airguns and shotguns. I just prefer to hunt with a shotgun.
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#3360540 - 09/15/13 07:51 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: ghostfive]
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Very informative post redblood.
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#3360568 - 09/15/13 08:08 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: ghostfive]
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Redblood is the man, however I disagree with the part about squirrels shutting down at 9. I.ve killed tons in my life way up in the morning. They do tend to really slow down as far as movement, but I cant tell you how many times Ive eased up on a hickory that they have been cutting, and just stood underneath it for several minutes and noticed just ever so slightly almost just dust or a very small piece of a nut falling. Also have killed tons by just hearing them grinding very softly. It does get really warm lots of mornings, but I"ve stayed in the bottom late and killed em as late as noon. One other tip I would offer about hunting after 9am, they start watering, and Ive killed lots near creek banks that where on the ground. Not trying to steal anyones thread. lots of great tips here.
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#3360768 - 09/15/13 10:15 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: tickweed]
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
Redblood is the man, however I disagree with the part about squirrels shutting down at 9. I.ve killed tons in my life way up in the morning. They do tend to really slow down as far as movement, but I cant tell you how many times Ive eased up on a hickory that they have been cutting, and just stood underneath it for several minutes and noticed just ever so slightly almost just dust or a very small piece of a nut falling. Also have killed tons by just hearing them grinding very softly. It does get really warm lots of mornings, but I"ve stayed in the bottom late and killed em as late as noon. One other tip I would offer about hunting after 9am, they start watering, and Ive killed lots near creek banks that where on the ground. Not trying to steal anyones thread. lots of great tips here.




no doubt they can be killed at after 9, but i would rather be limited out by 8 lol. when the cicadas start singing, you better have a full stick
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#3360923 - 09/16/13 06:35 AM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Great tips that can be used by shotgun hunters.



have never hunted with a shotgun. just dont think it would be my thing


You should try a single shot 410. Shot selection becomes almost as important as a 22, and the single shot provides an extra challenge in terms of reloading, when you are dealing with more than one squirrel in range.
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#3361693 - 09/16/13 06:14 PM Re: Squirrel limit tips.... (long read) [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Great tips that can be used by shotgun hunters.



have never hunted with a shotgun. just dont think it would be my thing


You should try a single shot 410. Shot selection becomes almost as important as a 22, and the single shot provides an extra challenge in terms of reloading, when you are dealing with more than one squirrel in range.





winchester made a little lever action 410. if i had to hunt squirrels with a scattergun, that would be my choice
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