Any squirrel hunters here?

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by TX Fisherman, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    I been doin alot of squirrel huntin lately and was wonderin if i was the only one, i find it alot of fun and makes you a good shot if your usin a .22, there alot of fun to try and sneak up on, anyone else enjoy this?
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    limb rats:wink: I grew up hunting the things and still enjoy a mess of fryed squirrle. It's open season here now, but i don't hunt till fall.
     

  3. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    .177 was the choice growing up. :cool2:
     
  4. BIG_D

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    yea i love to squirel hunt with a 22 you are right lots of fun with a 22 also have a rat terrier that loves to run thear little fuzzy butts for me
     

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  5. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    I usually wait till cooler weather, I dont like snakes and ticks.
     
  6. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    same hear :0a24::0a27:
     
  7. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    They help pass the time while sitting in a tree stand all day waiting for a deer. I'll take out a dozen or so while bowhunting each year. If there within 10 to 15 yards I'll pop one. It also helps my confidence when a deer worth shooting does come along that I'll get a good shot....taste good too. Chicken Fried Squirrel.:big_smile:
     
  8. CountryHart

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    Dallas she's one fine lookin tree dawg. I had a solid black female that treed well. Took her a while to start barking on tree though. I love to watch em.
     
  9. JERMSQUIRM

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    yep. i shoot em mount them for folks and eat them.

    i like using a new englend 20 guage single shot. sometimes they run. got to be broad withn the shot.

    buddie of mine was bragging a couple years ago about .22 and he was a hunter and a .22 was the only thing to hunt them with.:smile2:

    i said i like actually eating them too. at seasons end i had shot 20 in a few outings. he was 0 for 0.:smile2:

    heres some of mine. a black, grey, and 2 fox.

    and a killer recipe for cooking these semi tough little boogers. tenders them up.

    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40588
     
  10. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thanks she will burn a bushy tails but she has ben known to catch a few on the ground i get a kick outa seeing her run one shes gets so low running so hard looks like her bellys gona drag the ground wife gets a kick out of her to she lets her out on the ones in the bird feeders to lol i dont realy care if i kill one or not its just a blast to watch that little dog work
     
  11. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thats some fine looking mounts thanks for sharring
     
  12. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    when i was a kid, squreil huntin and trappin was my passion. mid to late season is just the best time to be out there takin it all in.god i love it :big_smile: :cool2:
     
  13. Katfish Kern

    Katfish Kern New Member

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    nice mounts man, they look good
     
  14. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i like to huntem when i was younger use to kill 60-70 a season kept all the older folks around here in meat but now there all gone so i just kill a few for me to eat .love that squirrel gravy over biscuts
     
  15. Redneck1

    Redneck1 Guest

    I like to hunt squirrels, but I don't hunt them as much as I used to. I usually hunt them later in the year though, usually when the morning lows drop down to the '50's, and they're cutting pecans. As for eating, a mess of fried squirrels with mashed potatoes and gravy is as almost as good as fried chicken, but unlike a lot of people I grew up around I don't eat the brains.
    :smile2:
     
  16. JERMSQUIRM

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    man ive heard there goooooooooodddddd!, but i wont eat them either. ive never been an organ eater. liver tounge hearts ect...

    i eat chicken gizzards. but thats about it.:cool2:
     
  17. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Ive only eaten brains once, but dont ya'll know thats knowledge eating knowledge.:wink:
     
  18. Brokenlines

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    My favorite hunting. Here in AZ the season is short, Oct thru Nov.., However this year the G&F extended the season from the first of Oct to the end of the year. YaHoo! That gives me more time and opportunity to after them "Tree Rats". I built up a couple of Ultimate 10/22's just for these lil' boogers.
     
  19. JERMSQUIRM

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    not much longer here. to hot though.:eek:oooh:

    we get 6 months lmao. theres a bunch and not a ton of folks hunt them. aug1 through feb 15th. limit 5 per day 10 possession limit. so i try and eat them a little as i hunt and end the season with my limit.
     
  20. BIG_D

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    i wouldent hunt in this heat for all the bushytails in the world lol :eek:oooh: