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#852052 - 08/04/08 09:19 AM Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather?
CoastieHunter
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I haven't really looked online yet. But it's been a while since I have hunted for small game other than birds.

Aren't you supposed to wait at least until the first freeze to shoot and eat small game like squirrels and rabbit because of parasites/diseases?
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#852241 - 08/04/08 11:06 AM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: CoastieHunter]
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I have always waited on rabbit's,but it usually frosts anyway by the time rabbit opens up and squrriel i used to like to wait,but i can't hardly wait anymore.You just have to watch when your squrriel hunting when it first opens for wolves in the squrriels.Last year i me and my brother in law killed 20 in august and 2 of them had wolves in them.
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#852249 - 08/04/08 11:17 AM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: cecil30-30]
CoastieHunter
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Wolves???? or worms?
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#852250 - 08/04/08 11:19 AM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: CoastieHunter]
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Bot fly larva,they say it dosent hurt the meat but i cant bring my self to eat 1 after seeing it,i will be taking my grandson opening day of squirrel this year,may not shoot much but will enjoy the company & time in the woods,mike243
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#852257 - 08/04/08 11:25 AM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: mike243]
CoastieHunter
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I hear that. I just want to enjoy the outdoors plus with our newly aquired hunting grounds it's a great time for me to scout on where the deer are headed!
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#852285 - 08/04/08 11:40 AM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: CoastieHunter]
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 Originally Posted By: CoastieHunter
Wolves???? or worms?
Im not sure..But they are some sort of worm.
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#852396 - 08/04/08 12:43 PM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: cecil30-30]
CoastieHunter
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Alright let me ask you this... with my step-son being literally a brand new hunter. Should I use rat shot in the .22 -vs- long range ammo?
Seems like the rat shot will just add unwanted meat holes much like a dove shot.
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#852521 - 08/04/08 02:08 PM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: CoastieHunter]
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IM not sure if i would count on rat shot killing a squriel every time unless you was real close.
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#852601 - 08/04/08 03:00 PM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: ]
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Bot fly larva.called warbles,wolves & a bunch of other nasty names \:\) mike243
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#852607 - 08/04/08 03:03 PM Re: Squirrel / rabbitt hunting when hot weather? [Re: mike243]
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coastiehunter,if he is shooting a bolt action they have some long rifles with very little powder in them & will take a sqauck out to 30 yards or so,i want to say their cb caps,same size as long rifle but quit,probaly a little less power than a sub sonic,mike243
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