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Squirrel hunting thread #7667580
09/08/22 09:28 PM
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Anybody done any squirrel hunting yet this year? Hereís a couple pictures from my season so far:

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Last edited by Ave; 09/08/22 09:29 PM.

Ave don't go where the beaver don't flow
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667596
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PA squirrel season starts saturday the 10th

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667604
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I would always skin and gut the squirrel as soon as they hit the ground.
Skinned in a couple minutes, where as when younger would wait until I got my limit , the skinning was 5 times as hard.
Carried zip lock bags for them.
If I was close to a stream, put them under a rock under water, to cool them off.
Fox squirrel get real tough to skin when cold.
It was simple once home to soak , and do whatever needed to be done.
Many times would shoot another while skinning one.


We have met the enemy and the enemy is us!
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667607
09/08/22 10:13 PM
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Missouri season opens Memorial Day weekend and runs to February 15th.
Daily limit is 10.
I killed 40 in late May/early June. I always quit and start on them hard the first of August when they start cutting hickory. Iíve killed 160 since August 5th. Killed a limit this morning that were cutting pecans. Seeing more on the ground which is common from now through fall.
Hereís the kickerÖ..Iíve walked out my back door and killed every one of them. Havenít drove anywhere. Seems to be no end to them.
Ruger 77-22 is my squirrel rifle. Iíll hunt them pretty steady until mid October. Too many other pursuits take over after that.
Grew up squirrel hunting. Absolutely love it. Iíve got a grandson hooked now. Heís went with me a bunch last month. Heíll be packing a gun next year.
Itís our favorite wild game as far as table fare as well.
If I was forced to give all hunting up but one type of critterÖÖÖ.Iím glad I donít have to make that decision lol.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: claycreech] #7667611
09/08/22 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by claycreech
Missouri season opens Memorial Day weekend and runs to February 15th.
Daily limit is 10.
I killed 40 in late May/early June. I always quit and start on them hard the first of August when they start cutting hickory. Iíve killed 160 since August 5th. Killed a limit this morning that were cutting pecans. Seeing more on the ground which is common from now through fall.
Hereís the kickerÖ..Iíve walked out my back door and killed every one of them. Havenít drove anywhere. Seems to be no end to them.
Ruger 77-22 is my squirrel rifle. Iíll hunt them pretty steady until mid October. Too many other pursuits take over after that.
Grew up squirrel hunting. Absolutely love it. Iíve got a grandson hooked now. Heís went with me a bunch last month. Heíll be packing a gun next year.
Itís our favorite wild game as far as table fare as well.
If I was forced to give all hunting up but one type of critterÖÖÖ.Iím glad I donít have to make that decision lol.



I always used squirrel hunting as a tuning of my hunting awareness for the coming deer season.


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Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667614
09/08/22 10:26 PM
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Nothing sharpens your hunting skills like squirrel hunting.
Show me a good squirrel hunter and Iíll show you a good woodsmen.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667621
09/08/22 10:40 PM
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A good Squirrel hunter can hunt anything. Something primal about slipping thru the woods, and putting supper on the table. I always clean mine when they hit the ground too, quicker, and I like to let the woods settle down after the shot anyway. I run a stick threw the back legs and let tthem dangle and cool quick, keeps the meat sweet.


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Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667632
09/08/22 10:52 PM
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Still loaded with woofes (wolves) worms under the skin around here.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667678
09/09/22 04:16 AM
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i love squirrels hunting but have lost all my good spots over the years, our season open sept,15

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: VaBeagler] #7667680
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Originally Posted by VaBeagler
Still loaded with woofes (wolves) worms under the skin around here.

I hate Bott Fly larvae, disgusting.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667706
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The weather is supposed to cool next week, so hoping to go soon..


James 1: 19-20
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667712
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I wait until a good frost to start squirrel hunting. This was from last season
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Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667721
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I havenít hunted squirrels since I was a young g fella. I used to love it with my .22 not sure why I stopped, guess duck and goose got my interestÖ. Also got a lot of my money lol. My dad gave me his .22 lever action marlin he bought new in 1955. Think I might have to go out and get a few squirrels with it this season.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667742
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Pearl Got A Squirrel


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Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: claycreech] #7667759
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Originally Posted by claycreech
Missouri season opens Memorial Day weekend and runs to February 15th.
Daily limit is 10.
I killed 40 in late May/early June. I always quit and start on them hard the first of August when they start cutting hickory. Iíve killed 160 since August 5th. Killed a limit this morning that were cutting pecans. Seeing more on the ground which is common from now through fall.
Hereís the kickerÖ..Iíve walked out my back door and killed every one of them. Havenít drove anywhere. Seems to be no end to them.
Ruger 77-22 is my squirrel rifle. Iíll hunt them pretty steady until mid October. Too many other pursuits take over after that.
Grew up squirrel hunting. Absolutely love it. Iíve got a grandson hooked now. Heís went with me a bunch last month. Heíll be packing a gun next year.
Itís our favorite wild game as far as table fare as well.
If I was forced to give all hunting up but one type of critterÖÖÖ.Iím glad I donít have to make that decision lol.

Clay Sounds like you are getting after them pretty regularly .I have a few pecan trees in my backyard and I noticed that the squirrels are working on them already .Seems early for this area. I also have a Ruger 77/22. It is the model with the stainless steel action and barrel and the laminated stock .I think it is the Model K77/22VBZ I know I am biased but I think it is a really nice gun.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667782
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Been slow year here. Normally we hammer them pretty good in August and September. Cant walk through the woods without stepping on hickory nuts or acorns but not half the squirrels as usual


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Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667829
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Always interested in purchasing tails for any of you hunters.


I buy squirrel tails.
Also interested in wings from different species for dog training (grouse, quail, etc)
Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667834
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I love squirrel hunting! Theyíre thick as flies around here. Already in the oaks and pecans cutting. Great time to see a lot of nature, sneaking through the woods. I love it!

My new favorite method.
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Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667860
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Murphy the adventure dog scored himself his first squirrel earlier. Gotta wait for the poison ivy to die off before we head back out though, he got it bad all over his chest and legs.

Re: Squirrel hunting thread [Re: Ave] #7667861
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You can sell tails to Mepps for cash money or take double the value in fishing lures. For a catalog contact them, Google Mepps fishing lures.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
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