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Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby alleyyooper » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:48 am

While it isn't that same as deer season I treat it much the same. Since I own my own hunting property and am in the woods just about every day I know where to find squirrels and where deer are likely to show for that matter.

Decide to hunt squirrels in the morning so get up early check the weather station and lay out my clothing, them make breakfast. Breakfast is different on hunting days, rather than a dry cerceal with milk I make some thing with eggs.

I like to dump a can of hominy in a skillet, lay strips of bacon on top and cover, break about 4 eggs in a bowl and beat them then uncover the skillet. the bacon is now cooked about how I like it so pour the beaten eggs in the skillet covering again. While it is cooking I make tea, when that is finished so is my breakfast.
That is my hominy bacon egg scramble.

It is about 15 minutes till day break so I dress according to the temp on the weather station. don't worry about thr day time high because I don't expect to be out over 2 hours max includeing squirrel cleaning time.

Grab the rifle I am going to use this morning a scoped 22 rim fire or center fire since 22rim fire ammo has gotten in short supply and pricy.
Go out and get in my deer blind, yes the deer blind where I set in November fire arm deer hunting and see so may squirrels and the season is closed then.



Squirrels in my woods get active about a half hour after sun rise. Then disappear some time around 10:00 to 11:00 AM then return to active in the afternoon some where around 4:00PM.
Most days I can have my 5 squirrel limit in a hours.



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Re: Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby KRONIIK » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 pm

I enjoyed your post.
Show me a good squirrel hunter, and I'll show you a good HUNTER!
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Re: Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby Mike32 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:54 pm

I haven't been out in year's for them. This post has given me the itch to get out and go. Thanks
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Re: Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby JakeB » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:22 am

Made a little pass on some tree rats the other day. As much as I like to deer hunt it’s nice sometimes to take it a little easier every once in a while.

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Caught a few catfish with the hearts and livers to put in the freezer too.

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Re: Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby alleyyooper » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:37 am

Way I look at it spending time in the deer blind for squirrels is sort of scouting.

:D Al
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Re: Squirrel hunting.

Unread postby gsquared23 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:06 pm

I always try to make it out 1-2 times/year. It’s enjoyable for sure. I would like to give it a go on public land, but the spots where I tend to see the most squirrels, I tend to see deer, so I’d rather leave those alone for bow season. I guess I need more deer spots so some of my iffy spots can be downgraded to squirrel spots.
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