Squirrel Hunting Technique

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by krisko09, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

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    I've always done it the same way. Go walk in to the woods, sit down somewhere and be very very quiet for about 20 min, if i dont see anything i move about 5 yds and try again. Repeat until successful. but my buddies at drill were comparing some wierd ways they squirrel hunt.. whats your technique?
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    ive stalked a handful of times. i think its kind of 50/50 that way. generally i go about how you do. without the moving. i have a few good spots i always see em at so i just go sit and wait
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Krisko, when i was younger and hunted squirrels, pretty close to the method you described. even though my uncles liked using shotguns for squirrel hunting i prefered using a 22 the way my father taught me.
     
  4. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    I just walk and then when i see one blam! i have to ask, whats with the broccoli?
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I do both. Ever notice how many squirrels you see deer hunting? How many deer you see squill hunting?
     
  6. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Seen 3 deer squirrel hunting. If it was legal to hunt them with a rimfire i would have had a few deer.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    That's for supporting members to know and you to find out lol.

    I go out and look for an area with a lot of their nests and sit and wait.
     
  8. brasskicker

    brasskicker New Member

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    I know the FIREARMS forum isn't really the place to ask but have you bowhunted? Many options for what you can kill in the woods. :)
     
  9. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Funny you should ask brasskicker i am getting my first real compound this afternoon. Getting ready for deer season. There is also a bunny in our yard and when i get my bow he will be delicious.
     
  10. brasskicker

    brasskicker New Member

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    Awesome! I bought my first hunting bow a year and a half ago. I can also guarantee that bunny will be delicious. Ammo (in this case arrows) considering how much you reuse it is dirt cheap too!!
     
  11. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

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    See i've always used a little marlin .22 rimfire. A Shotgun for squirrel?...overkill.
     
  12. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    not always.. my sister was lucky enough to pull off a two squirrel, one shot deal with her 870 . but i tend to lean towards a .22 as well
     
  13. vincent

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    What broccoli? I don't see no stinkin' broccoli...:confused: :D

    I think there's a thread or two on bows in the 'Other Weapons' section...:cool:
     
  14. krisko09

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    There's also a nudey pic section, but u gotta be a supporting badass for that :cool:
     
  15. dsheppard

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    What kind of areas are u hunting? Heavy timbered or open
     
  16. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Go to the woods & act like a NUT, always works for me..............O and take a shotgun !
     
  17. Muliemaster

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    Yep a 10 guage for squirrels is a must becouse they are thick skinned big boned dangerous game. But as of last couple yrs i have been huntin rabbits an squirrel with a 22 cal pellet gun, i use the gammo nitro piston an man its cheap fun.
     
  18. krisko09

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    Dense timber. Thins out as you get closer to the lake but still pretty thick.
     
  19. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Spot an stalk, move quiet an slow use a .22 , or a quality pellet rifle for a cheap day of hunting some fine table fare
     
  20. Marlinman

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    Depends on how things are going and my mood. If its kinda windy I spot and stalk w my Marlin 882 22 mag. If its calm ill sit in a likely spot for awhile then move on a little ways. Usually use my 22 mag w 40 gr cci fmj or Winchester dynapoint 45 gr. Either that or my ruger 10/22 tactical hunter I built shooting cci minimags, federal bulk pack, or silver hv Winchester bulk pack.