Man What On Earth Am I Doin Wrong

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by field989, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    ok i have went squirrel hunting in this woods about 4 times this week AND NOT A SINGLE SQUIRREL!!!!

    ITS GOT ME SUPER MAD/AND BUMMED lol

    it sucks

    ok heres what i do...

    i go in the woods about 20 yards and sit down for about 45min-1HR

    and i wait for them to start cutting... and what not...

    BUT I CANT HEAR/SEE ANY OF THEM!!!!!!

    but i think im just gonna go and sit in my tree stand and wait for them cause i know there are AT LEAST 2 SQUIRRELS OVER THERE!!!!!!

    heck thats the only thing i can think of to do....


    OR just grab my pellet gun and do some squirrel control at my GMA's house or my dads house...

    HECK I DUNNO

    PLEASE HELP

    Jeff

    HECK maybe i should grab my .17 and head out instead of the FULLY MODIFIED RUGER 10/22 lol
     
  2. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    jeff, i always look on ground around all the nut trees and find there they are cutting and sit around that area. if you find fresh cutting's you should see some squirrel's. hope this help's and good luck.
     

  3. flatheadchris

    flatheadchris New Member

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    go to your gma's house,cut the trees down and when u see them running shoot'em but be prepared to buy new trees for your gma :):lol:
     
  4. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    I usually like to walk more than sit. Heres a little trick that sometimes works. Take two quarters and rub the edges together. SKinny part to skinny part. On the outside edges there are ridges, when rubbed together they sound like a squirrel cutting. Ive had them dang near land on top of me when they come running, good luck.
     
  5. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    In my opinion sitting is the hardest way to bag squrriels. you have to wait for them to come to you, i prefer to go to them. just walk the woods SLOWLY, stopping every 10-15 to look around and listen. when you see one stand real still. if he goes around to the back of a tree like most do, grab a log/big stick and throw it around the tree. the squrriel will immediatly come rushing to your side. then you can blow him away. If you are still hunting, i find it most productive to use a squrriel in distress call.(if its legal where you are)
    good luck
     
  6. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    wish I had that issue during deer season
     
  7. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    i usually do the most of my squirrel hunting while walking(slowly). what time of day do you go. i usually do the best in the late evening or early morning. especially when it is so hot.
     
  8. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    when sitting i'd try a squirrel call, like a bark or a squeak.....i didnt believe in them till i saw them work one time....but i like to walk around
     
  9. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Those squirrel calls work real well!!! I have hunted some woods that you were real lucky to even see a squirrel before he spotted you. These woods are hunted heavily so it makes them very weary of any movement in the woods. I just walk slowly through the woods till I find fresh cuttings on the ground under the trees and set for about 30 minutes(not moving a bit). Then start barking the squirrel call for a few seconds and stop for another 5 minutes then bark it again,They will come running to see what another squirrel is doing in their territory. Keep your eyes on the ground and the trees at the same time. I know this sounds strange to say but you have to stay focused on everything within your parifial vision. After you have shot the first squirrel,Wait for 5 minutes and bark the call again, remember which direction he came from, most likely the next one will take the same path. I have killed as many as five off of the same limb and never moved from the original spot that i sat down in. It is not hard to do, you simply have to look in a direction and not focus on a single spot. I have done this for years and it has done me well. I have bagged many squirrels using a call along with this method. I hope this helps!!!
     
  10. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    Man this works 100% of the time. Keep your eye on the weather forcast. All you have too do is mark some walnut trees that the squirrels have been cutting on. Wait for a rain storm to come in and soak the leaves. Sneek in there just after it blows by and you will see a ton of squirrels drinking water off of the leaves and cutting nuts like crazy. I use a winchester 94-22 with 22 shorts. I can ease my way through the woods and crack the heck out of them. WORKS EVERY TIME GUARANTEED!!!

    MAJ D
     
  11. field989

    field989 New Member

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    i got one of those knight and hale squirrel calls....

    its 3 calls in one....

    distress
    bark for fox and grey
    and another one....

    i need to find that cd again lmao

    ill bring it next time which will hopefully this weekend
    and ill bring 2 quarters

    Jeff
     
  12. bobact

    bobact New Member

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    This is how I start out. I prefer mornings. I try to get into the woods just before it's light enough to shoot. I'll go into the woods a ways and sit until it's light enough to see. That gives the woods time to quiet down. I don't care how careful you are you will still make noise just getting into the woods. Then I get up and move 5-15 steps depending on how quiet the forest floor is. I really like foggy mornings. I can't see as well as I used to but I can still hear them cutting. Watch for fresh cuttings.
    Here in southern IN they are hitting the Beech really hard. They are also working on white oak and a few hickory but mostly Beech.
    The tree rats might be living where you are hunting but more than likely they move out early to where the nuts are the best. You'll have to move around to find'em and then start sitting up.
     
  13. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    Do you remember all the mornings sitting waiting for the deer to come by your stand?

    There you were sitting there all dressed up in your blaze orange and little four legged tree climbers running across the forest floor from tree to tree. They would stop and bark at you from time to time and all the while you were afraid they would warn the deer of you being there.

    Get back in your deer stand all dressed up for deer and you will be covered up with tree rats again. "Surprise" little tree rats...it's squirrel season !

    It works better than any squirrel call.

    Try it you will like it...I guarantee it !!!!

    Jesse
     
  14. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    put some corn out amd next year u'll have a ton more nestin around where u laid the corn,,,, we always hunt near a corn feild and nut tree's.
     
  15. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    There is nothing closer to the truth than that Jesse. How about Turkey season, them boogers get right into my ground blind:angry: :angry: