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#3849895 - 11/24/14 05:13 PM squirrels
diamond hunter
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OK there has been some stupid ideas in the past but here is mine.I have several stands with a oak tree or two nearby.I plan to kill all,I mean all,the squirrels around them.They have to be eating up a lot of the mast that these good trees produce,drawing less deer.Ideas??Or can it be done?I have stands out that I bet I can kill at least a limit at a time without getting out of my stand.Thoughts?
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#3849915 - 11/24/14 05:33 PM Re: squirrels [Re: diamond hunter]
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Lol, you'll never kill them all.
IMO you will do more harm than good even trying.
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#3849951 - 11/24/14 05:59 PM Re: squirrels [Re: bigtex]
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I read somewhere that one squirrel can store/eat up to 80 lbs of hard mast a week or a day. I can't remember exactly which it was but either way its more than i would have thought.
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#3850121 - 11/24/14 07:36 PM Re: squirrels [Re: Planking]
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OK so you cant tell me that a scouting squirrel killing with a gamo rifle can do more harm than good.Im talking thinning out squirrel numbers from stands where the oaks are a draw.What about bringing in a buddy with a gamo air rifle and we both shoot a limit from box blinds and scout the whole time?
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#3850127 - 11/24/14 07:38 PM Re: squirrels [Re: diamond hunter]
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Im not planning some scientific mission,just a couple guys in October shooting squirrels with quiet guns from box blinds,and I do believe,if you shot 40 or more over a couple weekends it would have to make a difference in the amount of mast available during the rut.

Edited by diamond hunter (11/24/14 07:41 PM)
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#3850160 - 11/24/14 07:52 PM Re: squirrels [Re: diamond hunter]
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I have been thinking about doing the same thing
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#3850171 - 11/24/14 07:54 PM Re: squirrels [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Fun to boot and good target practice.
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#3851126 - Yesterday at 03:02 PM Re: squirrels [Re: diamond hunter]
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I think there will always be more squirrels coming. I doubt you can thin then out for good. Would have to be a continuous shooting of squirrels throughout entire season. When a good oak drops a big crop of acorns, there are always extras lying on the ground, otherwise so many people wouldn't hunt oaks for deer.
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#3851173 - Yesterday at 03:45 PM Re: squirrels [Re: diamond hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
OK so you cant tell me that a scouting squirrel killing with a gamo rifle can do more harm than good.

I just did. You asked for advice and opinions, I gave you mine.
Sorry it wasn't what you wanted to hear.
You said you were going to kill "all" of the squirrels, again........aint gonna happen. Even if you could or did, theres plenty more in the surrounding area to take their place.
As catman pointed out, when there is a decent mast crop not all of the mast will be utilized, not by deer, turkeys or those rascally squirrels. There will still be plenty of acorns on the ground, some rot some sprout.
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#3851522 - Yesterday at 08:32 PM Re: squirrels [Re: bigtex]
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Hey Big Tex,lighten up.We are doing this for fun.If you read my first post,it also said it was a crazy or stupid idea.We are just talking here and enjoying ourselves.No need to get snappy.
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