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Old 09-09-2008, 10:12 AM
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Seasons is on its way!

October 1st is the start of the east Texas squirrel season. I am prepping my shotguns, checking my shell supply and trying to talk my wife into making me a new squirrel bag.

What are you guys doing to prep?

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:05 AM
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Squirrel season is in here in Ohio, comes in the 1 st. of Sept. Been to hot to hunt them though, eather that or I`ve had other things to do. I prefer a .22 rifle though, HATE PICKING OUT SHOT!
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:37 AM
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Hehe yeah I have picked a pound or three of shot from squirrels before. BUT here over half of our season the trees are in FULL leaf and getting them with a 22 requires iron sights, and incredible targeting at eyeblink speeds. You may get one shot every two hours witha 22 here. With a shotgun you get seven or eight shots a minute. Most of the squirrel we shoot we do so with them at a dead run. When fall comes and the leaves drop thats when I pull out the old 22. Until then I just can't do enough good with it to make it worthwhile. Well that and we are surrounded by cow pastures. If you did miss a shot you are more likely to hit beef than you are dirt. Still I have to say a 22 in the head on a squirrel is a hard thing to beat though.

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Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 8:15 KJV

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:39 PM
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I used to float the river and hunt them with a shotgun. Had alot of fun and got some squirrels. I keep thinking I should do it again but never seem to get to it. Getting old I guess.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:58 PM
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Aint it amazin how much of that kinda thing we think about so fondly, yet for some reason don't get around to doin it no more?

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Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 8:15 KJV

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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