Tree rats in two months!


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1911 guy
June 26, 2007, 10:16 AM
I haven't looked up the actual date yet this year, but the Ohio squirrel season opens in August. Time to dust off the ol' Marlin and take some ammo to the range. I should do this year round, but I tend to shoot handguns more in the "off" season. My regimen for whacking Rocky:

Ten rounds each of prone, sitting, kneeling, offhand and offhand looped up in a sling. I give myself a 1" bull (about the size of a squirrel noggin) at 50 yards.

It's no fun to shoot only 50 rounds, so I usually throw in variations of slung/unslung for the first three positions, too.

I seem to spend my vacation time and more money on deer hunting, but most of my weekends squirrel hunting. It is by far my favorite fall (late summer?)activity.

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Geno
June 26, 2007, 10:30 AM
Few hunting trips are more gratifying than small game. They are cheap and they are so completely relaxing.

Deer hunting seems to be getting high-pressure, with too many hunters packed into too little available land.

For me, if I bag a squirrel or donít, I always come home more relaxed than I left.

gopher0
June 26, 2007, 01:34 PM
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1911 guy
June 26, 2007, 06:29 PM
I've got a .36 cal. Pedersoli flint that is a hoot to bang squirrels and groundhogs with. I use a .22LR most of the time, though.

220_Swift
June 26, 2007, 07:58 PM
It starts here August 1. But I usually wait until it cools down a bit, and preferably until after a frost. Dang mosquitos will just about eat you alive. Might be time to buy a thermacell.

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