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mike6161
April 12, 2008, 03:42 PM
I have a problem with squirrels in my back yard I live in the city so I canít use a 22.i m thinking of a bb gun but donít know any thing about them.
Could a bb gun kill a squirrel what one would be best for the little devils. I have gone to the local dunhams but they know less then I do.
All the shots would be within 25 feet.
Thanks for the help

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csmkersh
April 12, 2008, 03:53 PM
Forget the Daisey Red Ryder bb guns. They'll kill birds, but a squirrel's hide is tougher. A Sheridan or Benjamin pump work fairly well and aren't all that expensive. A good pellet gun is even better, but aren't cheap.

Six O'clock Tactical
April 12, 2008, 03:53 PM
Pellet guns are a good way to dispatch those little suckers. Best method is obviously the highest power you can affoard. .22 pellet rifles are usually in 3 classes: performance, hunting and sporting. sporting is usually the greengas ones that need a pre-filled cartridge. this just makes it easy to make followup shots.
performance is the really really expensive one that you never want to touch because its $3000 and shoots easily sub-MOA.
Hunting is usually break-barrel, single shot, and produces only mildly sub-sonic velocities. Get this one, if you can affoard it. (usually $200 or so)

If you get a good one, scope it (use a daisy scope, as springs have very strange recoil and can break other types of scopes) and aim for the eyes.

Dave B
April 12, 2008, 04:20 PM
A break bbl 177 cal pellet rifle is deadly on squirrels. In most cities, shooting a pellet gun is not legal. If nobody calls the cops, it is good hunting.

BLC
April 12, 2008, 04:26 PM
Why do you want to kill them?

boggyboy72
April 12, 2008, 04:31 PM
crosman 760,15-20 pumps.

csmkersh
April 12, 2008, 04:42 PM
Why do you want to kill them?

They're tree rats.

mrsig
April 12, 2008, 04:42 PM
A CCI CB Long is quieter out of my CZ 452 than my RWS air gun.

- Sig

Vern Humphrey
April 12, 2008, 04:43 PM
Why do you want to kill them?
Because they're destructive pests -- as bad as rats in some situation.

MaterDei
April 12, 2008, 04:47 PM
If you've already got a 22 you've got to check out CB shorts. Nobody would have any clue that you're firing a firearm. They are quieter than most pellet guns.

tpaw
April 12, 2008, 04:54 PM
I have a problem with squirrels in my back yard I live in the city

I don't know how close your neighbors are, but I hope your a good shot. If you miss, are you so close that you could hit a neighbor or put one through a window. If someone starts seeing dead squirrels lying around and drops a dime on you, it could mean trouble. What about baiting them with poison? Maybe one of those big box stores like Home Depot sells something.

BLC
April 12, 2008, 04:55 PM
I grew up in Michigan in a house with a giant yard. We had a couple maple trees that had to be 200 years old if they were a day, squirrel heaven. They were all over the place!! They never destroyed anything at our house.

One did get a little too curious about the chimney once, fell into the fireplace. Looked like a little gray tornado through the glass doors!!

mike6161
April 12, 2008, 04:56 PM
Because they're destructive tree rats that are killing my plants. There are so many of them they have some kind of mange (I will use gloves to pick them up) and the powers out for hours because they nest on the transformer and then you see a bright light and a dead squirrel fall.
I have used cb shorts but now a LE lives down the street it not ilegal to shoot a bb gun in my city.
i have a big back yard so i will not hit the neighbor or his house i will be shooting in a safe way.

RNB65
April 12, 2008, 04:56 PM
A coworker of mine has had thousands of dollars of damage done to his ceder sided house by squirrels. Ever time he gets it repaired, they come back and chew holes again. Always in the same area. He's tried traps with no luck and now he's thinking about the pellet gun option also. Nasty little buggers they are. Makes me glad I passed on that ceder sided house I looked at a couple years ago.
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joebogey
April 12, 2008, 04:57 PM
Git yoreself a big snake...:D

I've got a 22 caliber pellet rifle made by Crossman that uses (2) CO2 tanks. Makes very little noise, but shoots like a regular 22 with fresh tanks.

xjchief
April 12, 2008, 04:58 PM
Keep in mind the police may not like pellet gun shooting anymore than they like a 22 if you live in a city or town.

RNB65
April 12, 2008, 05:02 PM
I'd go along with the idea for a powerful airgun, but also recommend a "live trap" a.k.a. a "humane cage trap". Slather the bait arm with peanut butter (they CANNOT resist) and you'll slowly but surely bring the pest population down. Good luck.

Read my post #14 above. My coworker has spent months setting live traps with peanut butter in them. He has yet to catch a single squirrel. But he does have two new holes in the side of his house to show for his efforts. :(
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MIL-DOT
April 12, 2008, 05:05 PM
I started a very similar thread here a couple months ago, also looking for "BB gun" advice. I was told that if i was serious about eradicating the little vermin,to use poison, but i mostly wanted an excuse to get that high(er) end pellet rifle i always wanted. In fact, it was the Benjamin/Sheridan that i was first interested in.But a little research sent me to the RWS 34, and what a bad-ass little rifle it turned out to be.It doesn't require multiple pumps, but a single break barrel cocking action. WAY better. PyarmydAir has them for only about $50 more than the Benjamin. Here's a link.....http://www.pyramydair.com/p/rws-34-panther-air-rifle.shtml
While this gun was still in transit, further research led me to the considerably more expensive Beeman R9 Goldfinger,and i sold the RWS to my brother before it had even arrived.But the second we pulled it out of the box,i realized i didn't need to have upgraded. It FEELS like German quality !! It ain't no kids toy, this is a RIFLE !! Both these rifles will blow through both sides of pressurized steel cans ( WD-40,furniure polish,etc.etc.) from 70 yards. PVC pipe within the same distance....blasts it to pieces !!! ( The RWS is .22,my R9 is .20 cal. )
I've had more fun shooting this silly pellet rifle than i ever would have imagined. I haven't shot a "real" gun a single time since i got it, and have ordered ammo three times already.
I live in a semi-rural subdivision, and i probably could have gotten away with a low velocity .22,but the fact would remain, i'd still be shooting a firearm.This way ...." hey relax....it's only a BB gun "!! ( i've had to do it once already).
I've been telling all my gun owning buddies " before you buy another "real" gun, you gotta get one of these". And stock upon ammo, even loading one shot at a time, you;ll be amazed at how fast they go.

CalebJns
April 12, 2008, 05:22 PM
Pellet guns are the way to go! I lived in a subdivision growing up, and we weren't "allowed" to shoot .22's...We would hunt squirrels with our pellet guns. Could not tell you how many we put away (cleaned and ate)...all from pellet guns. The break barrels (in my opinion) are the fastest and least costly (over time). If you purchase one that requires the use of CO2, you will have to purchase CO2 cartridges. I enjoy the hunt with a pellet gun, just because it feels more like you have to "place" your shot well. Actually saw a show on the Outdoors Channel the other day, where Wildlife Managers for a deer farm, were killing Coyotes with pellet guns, if not mistaken, they were the break barrel type ($3,000+ as mentioned before) There are some "expensive" toys, as well as cheap...come to think of it, my dad is having the same problem just this week...I advised him of the same, get a break barrel, scope it, sight it in...blast away. Good Luck, and happy Hunting!

By the Way...they have been known to "burn" houses, destroy roofs, destroy attics, etc. So get them, before they get you.

dralarms
April 12, 2008, 05:25 PM
Got squirrels? I have 1 word for you. CATS. I had the vermin running around here until I had soem cats move in to my yard. Now the vermin are all but gone, I hear one cussing me once in a while but they won;t do it long, the cats hear that sound and they go after them.:evil:

John828
April 12, 2008, 05:26 PM
Quote:
Why do you want to kill them?

They're tree rats.

They're good eatin' too, but that mange he's talking about, hmmm? What do you mean mange?

A while back, I had to trap some squirrels at my mom's house since she lived inside the city limits. The guys down at the farmers' co-op said it was illegal to kill them, and a person had to trap them and transport them somewhere else. Yeah right. As if I am going to drive the little critters to another place. Needless to say, she does not have squirrels in her house anymore.

Len S
April 12, 2008, 05:40 PM
I had a old .177 daisy powerline 880 that did the trick on squirrels. Squirrels are like anything else. If they get to concentrated in a small area they do a lot of damage and get disease ridden. Look at snow geese they have done everything but put a bounty on them because they have become destructive because of their numbers. They are also afraid that one bug could come along and wipe out the population. Too many of anything, except guns and ammo, is not good.

len

tasco 74
April 12, 2008, 06:27 PM
mil-dot is right about the rws mod 34... my wife has a bird feeding station/squirrel hunting range in our back yard... they are always tearing apart the bird feeders to get the seed out... i have used my rws model 34 to get squirrels there before but not when the wife is home... she hates to see any animal shot or hurt so i gotta pick my times.... i use a .177 cal rifle and it will absolutly shread steel bean at 40 yards and it does takeout tree rats with well placed shot too....

Guitargod1985
April 12, 2008, 07:00 PM
Could you use a suppressor with pre-fragmented subsonic rounds?

mike6161
April 12, 2008, 07:22 PM
John828 there fur is falling off and when most of itís off they die then I have to go find him.

Guitargod1985 I could use a suppressor but I would have to get one pay for a tax stamp and mod my ruger single six so I could put it on.

RickH
April 12, 2008, 07:34 PM
My dad keeps the population in check with a "have a heart trap". They are widely available, you can even order one off of Amazon.com. He also uses an old corrugated garbage can full of water to "give them a little bath". Be sure to clip the doors down before dunking though, otherwise they will get out, run up your arm and escape. This is a lot quieter than an air rifle so the neighbors will never know.
If you know any fly fishermen that tie their own flies, they are happy to get a squirrel tail every now and again.

buttrap
April 12, 2008, 08:34 PM
I use DECON for the things here.

JWarren
April 12, 2008, 08:39 PM
I guess its odd that I actually FEED my squirrels. :)

-- John

daddyo
April 12, 2008, 08:57 PM
We had trouble with squirrels in our first house. Turned out the people we bought it from had been feeding them. No way I was feeding a bunch of lousy tree-rats. When we didn't "pay-up", they started eating our house! Gnawing on the deck, ate the knobs off my grill, the wicks out of the citronella candles! So I went by Wally-mart and picked up a Crossman 1077. Its a semi-auto CO2 in .177 caliber. Killed over 70 of the little @#$% with it. It has a 10 round rotary magazine and a CO2 cartridge has killing velocity for about 30 shots. I used it to take out a small rabbit with a head shot a couple months ago.

beretta92d
April 12, 2008, 09:03 PM
I guess its odd that I actually FEED my squirrels.
same here.we only have but maybe 2-3 of them.

though a friend of mine that has a good size backyard has(had) a squirrel problem and he'd simply sit at his bathroom windom with a daisy pump rifle (w/scope) and pick em off..one shot,one kill with the hunting pellets in .177

(not to mention,his shots were all head shots through the eye most of the time)

myself,i own several cheap 1911 copys in .177 and two beretta airsoft pistols (with fake silencers,scopes and cheesy laser pointers the attach to the rails..but my pride and joy(besides my beretta 92) is this..hy-score target pistol in .22cal.single shot,breech loading..(kinda loud and slight feel of recoil):D
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/beretta92d/8cafef5f.jpg
need to clean up the surface rust..

Nate C.
April 12, 2008, 10:40 PM
Maybe you should call these guys.

(Image shamelessly ripped from the internet.)


Kidding aside, I concur with previous recommendations for a Daisy 880 or Crosman 760 with repeated pumps. You can by pointed 'hunting' pellets, but I went on most of my juvenile safaris with regular old BBs.

Meta
April 13, 2008, 12:54 AM
Absolutely, without question, the CB .22 short or long is QUIETER and MORE powerful than almost any pellet gun. They are deadly on squirrels over reasonable distances out to 25 yards or so with body or head shots. You can stretch it out further but approaching 50 yards the trajectory gets problematic. Either way, a FAR better choice than an air gun.

JohnKSa
April 13, 2008, 01:21 AM
Either way, a FAR better choice than an air gun.Sure, as long as one cares nothing about the law. The OP has stated repeatedly that it is not legal to shoot a firearm in his back yard.

DoubleTapDrew
April 13, 2008, 01:27 AM
I guess its odd that I actually FEED my squirrels.
My folks do too, they are like pets. In fact there was a feral cat that had to be dispatched for eating em. There are some little chipmunks however, that like to crawl into the engine compartments of the vehicles, chew up the hoodliner, and make nests :banghead:
What is your budget? That Gamo Whisper pellet rifle might be worth a look. I haven't heard one but a lot of those high powered pellet rifles are dang near as loud as a .22 and the Gamo has an integral suppressor (but isn't considered a firearm so no tax stamp).

icebones
April 13, 2008, 01:35 AM
if you already own a .22 rifle check this out...

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=163096

these are aguila .22 long rifles, but they have no powder, only a primer.

i use 'em around mom and dads house to take care of birds ,squirrels and one pesty possum that got into the garbage.

they live in the suburbs also...

these rounds are very short range, about 20 yards maximun, and they make almost zero noise. quieter tham most pellet rifles i have seen, and they seem to have more power.

just be aware that these obviously wont cycle the action of semi auto rifles.

icebones
April 13, 2008, 01:38 AM
Guitargod1985 I could use a suppressor but I would have to get one pay for a tax stamp and mod my ruger single six so I could put it on.

dude you cant suppress a revolver, but thats a story for another thread...

WayneConrad
April 13, 2008, 01:53 AM
In Ohio, are squirrels covered by game regs? Is hunting lawful within city limits?

icebones, It's an unusual city that permits the discharge of firearms within city limits, suppressed or not.

lovegbt
April 13, 2008, 03:52 AM
What kind of air gun should I get?
Q: Do you want to hunt or eliminate pests?
A: If so, you need to buy as much power as you can afford and use comfortably. Almost all air pistols are eliminated, because they don't have enough power. Also, .22 caliber is more desirable than .177 caliber for hunting. Click here to learn more

Mandirigma
April 13, 2008, 07:45 AM
All these replies and no one mentioned a squirrel pole (http://www.aircav.com/survival/asch08/asch08p06.html) (or maybe I missed it)

Bendutro
April 13, 2008, 10:48 AM
I used a 60" 50 caliber on squirrels when I lived in town.

(Ok, so it was a blowgun that shot 6" piano wire darts) Quite effective and fun.

icebones
April 13, 2008, 10:56 AM
they dont live in a city, but they live right next to a very large suburb development.

also they have about 4 acres or land, so any noise from a .22 short wont disturb the neigbors.

also, if discharging a firearm isnt permitted, would they allow airguns, and if they did, would any of the neigbors know the diffrence and call the law on him anyway?

i never though of using a blowgun. good idea

i bought my blowgun from cheaper than dirt, only used it for targets, but i did manage to nail a mouse to a wall with it one night:what:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZWN125-422-51.html

WayneConrad
April 13, 2008, 11:03 AM
icebones, mike6161 lives in the city. That's why I got confused when you suggested a suppressed rifle.

1911Tuner
April 13, 2008, 11:08 AM
In a mood today...and don't mean to side-track the thread...but I gotta say it or bust. Every time I see the title heading, I keep hearing Ray Stevens' "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" in my head.

Anyway...Back on topic. Carry on, lads!

:D

frogomatic
April 13, 2008, 11:39 AM
Sligshots have always worked well on squirrels for me, just takes a bit of practice.

"Mississippi Squirrel Revival" HOOOAHH! funny stuff man!

LKB3rd
April 13, 2008, 11:40 AM
Squirrels are incredibly destructive varmints, widely known to gnaw the crud out of anything they can get their teeth on... They've even been widely blamed for starting HOUSE FIRES (no kidding) by gnawing live wires.

I work for the phone company and squirrels frequently chew phone wires. If wires go through or close enough to a tree for them to jump to, they chew the insulation off of the wires, and phone terminal covers up on the cables.
Very common to see chewing damage, and not uncommon to have wires that need repairs, usually because they get water on the copper and corrode.
I worked at a house that had squirrels nesting under the corner of the roof, with the phones wires going right past it and they chewed it, it corroded, they chewed it more, and it finally broke.

66912
April 13, 2008, 12:06 PM
I will be putting up a "Squirrel Pole" the day my girlfriend leaves on vacation! Thanks for the link.

icebones
April 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
i didnt suggest a suppressed rifle,

a guy posted a commend saying he was going to get a tax stamp and buy a suppressor for his ruger single six, and i said "you cant suppress a revolver"

sorry about the confusion...

Sato Ord
April 13, 2008, 06:02 PM
There is a quicker way to deal with an infestation, though you have to be careful where you put the stuff.

Put a bowl of anti-freeze where only the squirrels can get it. Ethylene Glycol is highly poisonous and will do the trick. I've had to use it on an infestation of rats (idiot neighbor set a compost heap fifteen feet from four dumpsters in the city). The anti-freeze killed all of the rats over night and inadvertently got a couple of squirrels in the process.

Preserve wildlife, Pickle a Squirrel!

WayneConrad
April 13, 2008, 06:11 PM
icebones, I think it's I who must apologize. I should have read better.

Im283
April 13, 2008, 06:12 PM
Why do you want to kill them?

Why do you need a reason?

I have tons of squirrels, but luckily we are rural enough that they stay out in the trees and have not attempted an assault on my house.

I do have chipmunk trouble in the winter and I have used HavaHeart traps to nab the little bastards. Of course the traps were set in the garage and basement where they were having their chipmunk parties.

For kicks though I will put traps outside, baited with peanut butter and they never fail to catch squirrels.

It gets the grandson all excited, and thats why i do it, LOL.

I would shoot them but he likes catch and release better. Of course Alvin and his buddies met their end. Once they get indoors they are eligible for the death penalty.

1911Tuner
April 13, 2008, 06:20 PM
A little trick to keep the critters from settin' up housekeepin' in your house is to place rubber snakes on the roof at possible entry points. Works with birds, too.

alemonkey
April 13, 2008, 06:25 PM
I remember seeing a site where a guy made a squirrel trap out of a stun gun and some wire mesh with peanut butter in the center. I think it had some kind of pressure switch under the mesh so the tree rat would get fried when they stepped on it. I thought it sounded rather humorous.

RebelKangaroo
April 13, 2008, 06:57 PM
Use to have a lot of squirrels and even cats that would make a nuisance around the house, then we got a dachshund. Haven't seen a single squirrel or cat in that backyard since.

Taurus 66
April 13, 2008, 10:06 PM
Why shoot the little critters when all you have to do is staple some flyers in the vicinity with the following message?:

PETA would support you.

Geno
April 13, 2008, 10:14 PM
Aguila "Colibri" .22LR is almost completely silent. They are 20 gr projectiles launched at 500 FPS by the rimfire primer only. In my .22s, this round is exceptionally accurate.

Claude Clay
April 13, 2008, 10:29 PM
killing a squirrel proved counterproductive for me ......20 of his family came to the wake & 10 stayed. gamo 880

Zedicus
April 13, 2008, 10:31 PM
Gamo break barrel Pellet rifle + Bushnell scope, nuff said.
things are silent, & accurate, & usually only cost $150.

BigCompetator
April 13, 2008, 10:49 PM
i live about 100 ft from the city limit sign and it really stinks but i use a crosman powermaster 66 with open sights and i have killed more than i can count. you my want a scope because you can hit them from farther away. i have been shooting for a long time and i have killed them from 30 to 45 feet with 9 pumps

jrfoxx
April 14, 2008, 01:50 AM
I killed plenty of squirrels as a kid with just a regular, Kmart Crossman 10 pump bb/pellet gun. Well aimed shots are the key. A .22 cal 10 pump I got later worked better, but really not by a whole lot. That one would also work on rabbits to though, so it became my "go to" air gun. AH, the memories. Used o wander the backyard for HOURS on end plinking squirrels. RARELY even manage to see any out in the woods when I go hunting in the woods anymore. You see a lot more around where there are people (thus more plentiful, often "free" food) than you do in the "wild".Maybe I need to get a new air gun and start doing my hunting in the nearby subdivision :D (just kidding, as I dont know wha tthe laws are here on airguns in city limits).

mike6161
April 14, 2008, 11:03 AM
thanks for all the advice.
I think I will get a Gamo 880 with scope it looks like a nice one.
I have a friend who would give me he's old red ryder bb gun would this work for squirrels.

One of Many
April 14, 2008, 11:32 AM
Before you use poison (or antifreeze) you had better read the Michigan laws concerning poisoning animals. I read it recently, and the one word that got my attention in a hurry is FELONY.

There are times where it may be legal, but for what you are suggesting, I doubt it is legal. Don't do something that might prevent you from every owning a firearm again, until you have researched this more thoroughly.

OOOXOOO
April 14, 2008, 12:13 PM
I have used a slingshot to get rid of pigeons, takes some practice. Also, I'm suprised no one mentioned paint ball guns. My friend freezes the balls and the paint does not stick so well. It just takes water to cleanup and a frozen paint ball will definatly take out a squirrel. I don't like poision for anything larger than insects(to dangerous to other animals).

XDKingslayer
April 14, 2008, 01:35 PM
I guess its odd that I actually FEED my squirrels.

Mine eat my grapefruit from my grapefruit tree.

I don't call it feeding them...more along the lines of marinating them.

ColinthePilot
April 14, 2008, 03:01 PM
There is a quicker way to deal with an infestation, though you have to be careful where you put the stuff.

Put a bowl of anti-freeze where only the squirrels can get it. Ethylene Glycol is highly poisonous and will do the trick. I've had to use it on an infestation of rats (idiot neighbor set a compost heap fifteen feet from four dumpsters in the city). The anti-freeze killed all of the rats over night and inadvertently got a couple of squirrels in the process.

Preserve wildlife, Pickle a Squirrel!

ROTFLMAO!!! YOU OWE ME A NEW KEYBOARD!!!

I used to have a squirrel problem. They were dropping nuts on my car. A cheap .177 Daisy from Wally World did the trick, but I strongly recommend pellets. I was using .177 Copperhead BB's and .177 Copperhead pointed lead pellets. I had a pellet chambered and a full magazine(?) of BB's for follow up shots. The BB's lose accuracy with more pumps, but the pellets were good enough. I cleaned out the family of tree-rats for a season, then I had to learn the next generation.
tree rats are resilient little bastards though. I had to hit one squirrel on 3 separate occasions before he finally died. I dropped him 30ft out of a tree and he survived. Good hunting

cpttango30
April 14, 2008, 03:06 PM
I just sit in an upstairs window and shoot down from above with a Rem 511x and CB caps. One quick shot to the head and done for.

If you did not want to shoot them you could get a live trap and trap them then let them loose on the rifle range and do some quickdraw exercises with your 9mm.

There is a quicker way to deal with an infestation, though you have to be careful where you put the stuff.

Put a bowl of anti-freeze where only the squirrels can get it. Ethylene Glycol is highly poisonous and will do the trick. I've had to use it on an infestation of rats (idiot neighbor set a compost heap fifteen feet from four dumpsters in the city). The anti-freeze killed all of the rats over night and inadvertently got a couple of squirrels in the process.

Preserve wildlife, Pickle a Squirrel!

*** this is not funny nor is it humaine in any way. Nor is it legal in most states. Then what happens when your neighbors dog or cat gets into it and the police show up on your door step to cuff and stuff your sorry azz for crulity to animals.

Antifreeze kills because when the ingredants are metabolized byt he animals body they turn into microscopic jagged chrystals that upon entering the Kidney basicly act like a paper shrreder and shread the kidneys.

I am sorry but that is so not High Road. Maybe we should feed you some antifreeze and see how you like it. If you want to do this Maybe you should do it to your family pet first then you can be there for the long painfull death of Fido. This happend to a family friends dog once.

doc2rn
April 14, 2008, 03:11 PM
Go to the zoo and ask for a bag of dry lion dung. Then sprinkle it around your property. Even big dogs will avoid your lawn! Good for all types of critters you dont want hanging around.

jcramin
April 14, 2008, 03:22 PM
I have to say a Break Barrel .177 caliber pellet gun works GREAT on squirrels.

NOW im not saying I do it where I live. Actually with in the City limits where I live the fine and possible jail time for using an air rifle is MORE than when using a real gun.

BUT, ive seen squirrels drop where they stand with a .177 Pellet gun.

J

toro
April 14, 2008, 03:25 PM
I have these in my back yard. Do I feed them too much protein?


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toro
April 14, 2008, 03:31 PM
Ignore

USMC - Retired
April 14, 2008, 03:32 PM
Unless I miss my guess there are a whole lot of folks here advocating the breaking of game laws. The OP lives in Ohio and as such should obey the local game laws. Definately NOT The High Road!

2007-2008 Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits

SPECIES - Squirrel (gray, red, fox, black)

OPENING DATE - September 1
CLOSING DATE - January 31
DAILY BAG - 6

brerrabbit
April 14, 2008, 03:35 PM
Snares anyone?

They are cheap to make, effective, and do not alarm the neighbors.

A couple of trapping sites on the net will sell premade ones and give instructions on how to deploy them.

Squirrels are basically stupid and lazy. Lean a board against a tree and they will use it as a shortcut to climb the tree even if there are a few relatives hanging by snares from the board.

If you are worried about running foul of the law, see if your city council or local game ranger can't issue you some nuisance permits to remove the animals.

Live traps may give you limited milage, but are likely legal in your area. Look on the net for tricks for using them.

When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. While this is a gun forum, guns are not always the best solution for every problem.

WayneConrad
April 14, 2008, 03:35 PM
Unless I miss my guess there are a whole lot of folks here advocating the breaking of game laws. The OP lives in Ohio and as such should obey the local game laws. Definately NOT The High Road!

Plus, inside city limits. Hunting may be prohibited, even if in season.

Chortdraw
April 14, 2008, 03:42 PM
They are my favorite eating wild game and none of them go to waste. Shoot them if you can....Antifreeze is not a quick death.

toro
April 14, 2008, 03:45 PM
No need for anything other than pellet rifle, unless they look like this!

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm309/mrtorophotos/bigsquirel.jpg

googol
April 14, 2008, 05:57 PM
Get one of the cheap Chinese .177-caliber pellet guns and a tin of pointed field pellets. The gun probably won't reach the 900 feet per second the ads claim, but no matter. The pellets will still knock down a squirrel (or rabbit). Later, if you decide you like the sport, you might want to spend $200 or $300 for a fancy air gun. Until then, why spend more than $40 or $50?

WayneConrad
April 14, 2008, 06:27 PM
Squirrels are game animals in Ohio.

They are out of season until September 1st.

They may not be killed by any means until then. Not by air gun, suppressed rifle, or trap, or poison, or Jedi mind tricks.

Any suggestions on how best to do so are suggestions that the original poster engage in unlawful activity.

The Annoyed Man
April 14, 2008, 06:51 PM
The dang squirrels used to gnaw the insulation off of the telephone lines all over the place when I lived in SoCal. At one point, I was without phone service for two weeks because of the little PITAs. I would have gladly shot them without any remorse.

mike6161
April 15, 2008, 12:46 PM
So I could use my paint ball gun to kill them dose that work.

Funderb
April 15, 2008, 12:53 PM
go to walmart and spend $105 on a 100fps pellet rifle that comes with a scope. They are really one of the best out there.
You won't be dissapointed.

Justin
April 15, 2008, 05:03 PM
Closed for advocacy of behavior that's likely illegal.

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