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Old 09-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #121
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #122
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With this Stevens 22/410 you wouldn't have had to run home
Yours looks to be in better condition than mine. Ya just dont see them very often. I would hate to guess the last time mine was shot, at the latest early '80s. It was my great uncle's till he died, then my grandfather's till he died.
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Yours looks to be in better condition than mine. Ya just dont see them very often. I would hate to guess the last time mine was shot, at the latest early '80s. It was my great uncle's till he died, then my grandfather's till he died.
I haven't shot mine since the 60's, but will shoot it again soon.
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OK, went yesterday to a better stretch of woods (more hardwoods) and sprayed clothes for ticks the night before, got one early morning, and nothing until the evening seen one more that hauled outta sight.
I thought squirells were pretty active during all the day? And another thing when I went out as a youngster I wore pretty much anything, didn't seem to matter to squirells,,, now they seem few and far between, how many of you guys camo all out for tree rat?
How about techniques, , do you sit and wait or walk and search? I gotta change something.....

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OK, went yesterday to a better stretch of woods (more hardwoods) and sprayed clothes for ticks the night before, got one early morning, and nothing until the evening seen one more that hauled outta sight.
I thought squirells were pretty active during all the day? And another thing when I went out as a youngster I wore pretty much anything, didn't seem to matter to squirells,,, now they seem few and far between, how many of you guys camo all out for tree rat?
How about techniques, , do you sit and wait or walk and search? I gotta change something.....
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I'd try that,,if I dared to take it off that big boy....
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OK. Went back today and changed a few things.
1. I went with camo bonney and shirt. Still had my jeans on, ha.
2. Went more of a slow stalk,, walking 4, 5 steps then stopping to look and listen for atleast a minute. 3. just taking a knee occasionally,, the forest here is heavy trees and got two just taking a knee and watching the ground for movement.
4. While I was slow stalking I would only go 50, 60 yards and sit on a log for 5 minutes or so. Had one hop by less than ten feet away.
Not sure which of the changes had the most effect but got three today, whereas I only saw one all weekend.
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Stake out some nut trees, try not to make alot of noise or much fast movement, and focus your hunts on the first few hours and the last few hours of the day. Between times they're usually holed up or layed out on branches sunning. Much more than gentle breezes will keep them hugging tight on the branches, and theyll frequently take to the ground to travel. Keep an eye out for dens and note where they bed and where they eat. A sit-down within range of several dens, will usually produce very good results early morning.

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I went out on youth day with a .257 Roberts and my 10/22. Only to pass on a little buck and shoot a squirrel

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Day one in PA was slow but me and my buddy each got one.

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