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GoodOlBoy 12-09-2003 11:31 AM

DO you Squirrel?
Just curious do you squirrel and what do ya use?


bulletpusher 12-09-2003 11:44 AM

Just so you know, I'm the one that also answered, whats a squirrel.

The reason is I keep reading your squirrel reports and the way you are describing their actions I'm not sure I know anything about squirrels anymore, also I think that you need all of the reinforcements that you can get.

If anymore of those squirrels get to train in those military excerises that you keep describing, you going to need those reinforcements.

Oh, by the way, I'm available for extended duties as a reinforcement. I've been trained by some of the best in the world to repail borders and take um out at long range.

Bulletpusher:D :D :D :D :D

Jack 12-09-2003 12:33 PM

Occasionally. Don't get as much time to shoot tree rats as I woould like to.
Primarily, I use a .22 rifle. Sometimes, for giggles, a .22 pistol, or a 45 auto.

tooldummy 12-09-2003 11:06 PM

I use a CZ 452 Varmint rifle in .22, but also have a Ruger 77 in .22. Like them both. I planned on doing a lot of squirrel hunting this year. But, as usual, nothing ever works out. I start vacation Friday, and then all next week. Plan on coyote hunting a lot, but also want to shoot at a few squirrel. And I have a rat terrior pup that is just dieing to go. Come on Friday!

Mad Reloader 12-10-2003 10:02 PM

I admire them, I respect them....

Therefore I must slay them.

However, put myself on a self-imposed Moratorium on treeratz as there aren't hardly none left close to my digs (I'm near Mesa, AZ) Got to do an EXTENDED drive to find places with enough Skwerls to make it worth shooting 'em (refer to my AZ Squirrel Update thread)

I MAY just take advantage of the AZ Game & Fish regs on Trapping & Live Trapping -- and begin a Partial Resettlement scheme. Go out crawdadding (or something), with the bed of the truck full of Havaharts or something similar. Catch about 1/2 dozen treeratz. Release in the Cave Creek area. Go back out on another weekend, repeat. Several of these trips should get me close to 1 doz. Skwerls to re-release in Northern Maricopa County. Then, the relocated Skwerls will do what comes naturally, and I figure in a few years it will be a MUCH shorter drive.

Only catch is, have not convinced my lady friend who lives near Cave Creek to have HER props be Ground Zero for the Program.

...said something about "not being thrilled to have bunches of chitterdemons scampering around her place, chewing holes in the eaves to get indoors, terrorizing the locals" and whatnot.

Well, there's always the shack in Rimrock...

Lilred 12-12-2003 06:05 AM

To sum it up in 2 werds...
He** yeah!

I use shotgun early in the season, and 22 when the leaves come off the trees. My absolute favorite is the em fer breakfast w/ some redeye gravy, put em in a eat em fer supper...mmmmm mmmm.
We dun perty good on em this season, me and the ole man whacked 12 in one afternoon, man was they good eatin too. No shortage of em here. does a body good.:D

Jack 12-12-2003 11:22 AM

..."chitterdemons" ??!
MR, that's a classic. Gonna hafta steal that word.

GoodOlBoy 12-12-2003 11:45 AM

I like that one muhself. I agree with LilRed. It does a body good!

GoodOlBoy - Shotgunners for skwerls unite!

Tater 12-17-2003 11:27 PM

I voted .22 and air rifle cuz I've used both on squirrels. I'ts a blast.

12ga 12-18-2003 12:30 AM

Sierra Nevada Squirrels
A 12 gauge muzzleloading single barrel is fairly challenging. Our Forest Service tree rats are in ponderosa pines that it takes two men and a boy a full day just to see the top of the tree.

Those not in the pines are eating acorns in a breed of oak tree that's green all year round.

I haven't seen a limb chicken on a bare branch for years.


280 improvec 12-18-2003 11:44 AM

Ancient Remington Nylon 76
Old lever action(same vintage as the venerable nylon 66) with synthetic stock. After age 40, I followed the advice of Jack O'Connor and put a William's peep sight on it. Much faster than a scope, and plenty accurate for head shots up to 4o yds.
I am convinced that i need a 17 HMR, but I haven't decided what rifle to buy....any suggestions appreciated.:)

I have to admit that when cat squirrels are active in high river bottom trees, that I am at a disadvantage to someone using a scattergun.

TrofyBuk 12-18-2003 08:52 PM

No, I haven't hunted them much in the 5 - 6 years, but, I need to get the ones where I deer hunt. Sitting in the blind last Saturday and could see at least six all at one time. And of course I thought each one of them was a deer sneaking up on me.
Too much noise. It kept me on alert and excited all morning but never saw a deer. Time to clean house;)

GoodOlBoy 12-19-2003 09:50 AM

Yeah I hate to admit it but I have given up on deer in favor of squirrel already this year.


TrofyBuk 12-19-2003 06:32 PM

If your like me, it doesn't really matter what hunting, as long as you're out there.
Most of the videos I see about deer hunting are shot there in Texas though and I'm curious as to why you gave up on them allready? I've always wanted to deer hunt there. Looks like some huge racks around.

GoodOlBoy 12-29-2003 09:48 AM

Were I am sitting we have been flooded with big city hunters (I am on the edge of the Davy Crockett national forest) PLUS my next door neighbor just started logging. I figure I won't see another deer until sometime in July anyway.


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