Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Hunting Forum > Squirrel Hunting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2012, 12:47 AM   #31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: \
Posts: 990
Liked 133 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 43

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitestalker View Post
Squirell Hunting is for the lone hunter. The tactics learned in stalking these animals is a training ground for hunters. It takes all the skill and correct rifle shooting to collect squirells. Many hunting legends from D. Boone to Jim Bridger started out hunting these rodents with a rifle.
Squirrel hunting has many purposes. If you want to hunt alone more power to you. I prefer the fellowship of my friends. The only reason I ever hunt alone is to gun break a mule.

Man became the top predator because he is a master of group hunting. If you think Daniel Boone and Jim Bridger became great hunters wandering around without any guidance you are sadly mistaken.

It's not logical to try to learn your own way when you have never had the guidance of the masters.
__________________

"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."

Adopt a pet!! http://www.aspca.org/ Some of the finest pleasure horses come from here: http://www.canterusa.org/

Old_Crow is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 12:54 AM   #32
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Edge of Darkness
Posts: 6,495
Liked 4781 Times on 2677 Posts
Likes Given: 1736

Default

Oh, Ok I am so sorry I didn't recognize you. A Master Hunter wow you are the first one I ever met. Damn I am impressed.

__________________
nitestalker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #33
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jimogden1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 852
Liked 319 Times on 173 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racer_x

guessing you have ever seen a flying black tree rat? About all i will kill is fox rats.
Nope, I don't even know I'd we have em around here. Never heard of em
__________________
jimogden1984 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #34
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
racer_x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arkadelphia, AR
Posts: 920
Liked 259 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 1194

Default

lol some of us hear ya old crow.. It is, an always will be a start for most hunters. We start with bb guns and shooting crows u gata get good though. lol my kin we dont start out with deer.

__________________
racer_x is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 01:12 AM   #35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
racer_x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arkadelphia, AR
Posts: 920
Liked 259 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 1194

Default

flying tree rats are somthing else if u chase em. lol part of why i love the hunt.

__________________
racer_x is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #36
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jimogden1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 852
Liked 319 Times on 173 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

What part of the country are they in

__________________
jimogden1984 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 05:10 AM   #37
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: fordland,missouri
Posts: 11,099
Liked 860 Times on 648 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimogden1984
I squirrel hunted for year and probably took hundreds of squirrels. Only one grey squirrel in my life. I don't know if they're not that common in missouri or if they're just that much smarter than their red brothers
They are real common around me in Springfield area. Yes they are smarter.....more fun to hunt because of that intelligence and weariness
__________________
Marlinman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 01:28 AM   #38
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 813
Liked 155 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I only see grey squirrels around here, and the occasional rabbit

__________________
95sniper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #39
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
racer_x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arkadelphia, AR
Posts: 920
Liked 259 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 1194

Default

Well i think realy that the black squirrel is a throw back i think there part of the grey family. genetic throw back. Im no tree rat expert but thats what ive been told. Flying ones are in a family all by there selves. My most memoriable hunt chassing what i thought was a grey i chased him about 100 yrd shoots several times missed rat got mad jumped out of the tree arm streached wide he was a flyer flying right toward my head i side steped a coupl,e times. He earned his right to live that day. lol and left me with a great memory

__________________
racer_x is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Posts: 1,430
Liked 310 Times on 217 Posts
Likes Given: 536

Default

Here in Florida, fox squirrels are very rare. In fact, they are protected and not legal to shoot in Florida. But, grey squirrels are everywhere. When I lived in Michigan, fox squirrels were predominant in the southern part of the state. As you went north, you would see a mixture of grey and black squirrels with the occasional fox squirrel. In northern Michigan I would often fill a limit with with a mixture all three.
cottontop

__________________
cottontop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Squirrel Hunting Technique krisko09 Hunting Forum 50 07-07-2012 08:46 PM
good day squirrel hunting!!_ xXtacticalrimfireXx .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 56 01-13-2012 08:12 AM
Nikki Loves Squirrel Hunting Joshua M. Smith Hunting Forum 1 08-13-2010 04:31 PM
Squirrel Hunting Tips? generic Hunting Forum 12 01-25-2010 04:29 PM
Squirrel with a .22LR? oldrelic Hunting Forum 5 09-21-2007 03:54 PM