Squirrel Hunting Pics, 2010


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cottswald
October 13, 2010, 12:35 PM
Feel free to post your pics!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/a.jpg

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tranders
October 13, 2010, 02:07 PM
Well done.

rodensouth
October 13, 2010, 03:02 PM
Nice! What tree is that in the second picture?

cottswald
October 13, 2010, 05:52 PM
Nice! What tree is that in the second picture?
Good for askin! That my friend is a shagbark hickory tree. Just happened to come across a small patch of woods with dozens of these scattered about. When they mature and get big like this one, few things are more beautiful. And wherever you find hickory trees you're bound to find squirrels. They gotta real taste for hickory nuts!

TNboy
October 14, 2010, 01:42 AM
I went out yesterday, I'm handicapped at the moment (broken collarbone) so no rifle for me. I took out my single action .22 revolver, talk about challenging! Hopefully I'll have something to take pics of next time.

joshk-k
October 14, 2010, 01:50 AM
I'm giving them another week or so to fatten up before I start going through the kitchen window with a BB gun.

kbbailey
October 14, 2010, 08:54 AM
congrats.
The classic squirrel rifle 'round these parts also.

cottswald
October 14, 2010, 11:25 AM
I went out yesterday, I'm handicapped at the moment (broken collarbone) so no rifle for me. I took out my single action .22 revolver, talk about challenging! Hopefully I'll have something to take pics of next time.
Hope you've got at least a 5 in. barrel. Pistol hunting is no small chore. Find yourself a good rest (or at least a tree to lean on) and it certainly should be doable! Best of luck on your recovery!

JDthesharpshooter
October 14, 2010, 05:54 PM
I dont take pictures but I have gunned down many in the back yard on several occasions.
one was running and i took 7 shots, 3 hit, one head 2 body.
then another was still and i loaded one round and got a headshot.
thank you marlin model 60.

cottswald
October 14, 2010, 07:56 PM
congrats.
The classic squirrel rifle 'round these parts also.
Thanks bailey. I wouldn't trade my 39a for nothin! Excellent shooter and carries very well. In fact, when I do miss, you can bet it's the shooters fault and not the rifle -- usually caused by too much caffein that morning!

kbbailey
October 14, 2010, 09:53 PM
A 39a is on my "must have" list. My late friend had one that was a tack-driver. One will turn up some day.
I like the way you have set yours' up too.

Rembrandt
October 14, 2010, 10:27 PM
Haven't been out this year....but here's a few from the past.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Img_3389.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/cz3.jpg

HOOfan_1
October 15, 2010, 12:20 AM
Nice guns Rembrant

Bottom one is a CZ 452 FS?
What is the top one? Remington 541?

Are you guys shooting fox squirrels?

blackops
October 15, 2010, 02:17 AM
How's this...90yds?

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a437/travisg2/Squirrel.jpg

cottswald
October 15, 2010, 09:25 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/cz3.jpg

Nice firearms. And those are some BIG fox squirrels! Wonder what they're feedin on??

swinokur
October 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
here's mine

gofastman
October 15, 2010, 12:50 PM
http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a437/travisg2/Squirrel.jpg
jebus! you hit that thing with a 22-250?


I dont know anything about hunting so forgive my ignorance, how long can you keep these guys before you skin and de-entrail them?

HOOfan_1
October 15, 2010, 02:53 PM
Considering that decomposition starts from the inside out...I would say you need to get on it the same day ASAP. Once you get the organs out (especially the intestines) then you can keep the meet in a cool place for a couple days or so before freezing or cooking. We usually put ours in a salty brine to get the blood out

gofastman
October 15, 2010, 04:26 PM
so a few hours (5-6) should be OK?

HOOfan_1
October 16, 2010, 12:47 AM
Yeah, I usually do my squirrel hunting in the cold weather so that helps a little...not to mention since they are a lot smaller than a deer, they won't hold their heat that long. However, once rigor mortis sets in, it is harder to skin them as well. Usually when I am squirrel hunting, they don't come out in force until around dusk, so I guess it is about 2-3 hours between when they are shot and dressed.

Interesting fact, the original Brunswick Stew used squirrel meat instead of chicken

blackops
October 16, 2010, 04:57 PM
jebus! you hit that thing with a 22-250?

negative. 17 hmr.

mrtwister_jbo
October 16, 2010, 06:41 PM
heres a one from this yr:)
twister

ps ruger markII

cottswald
October 17, 2010, 08:19 PM
Pistol shot just below the head. Nice!
Pistol hunting can be a lot of fun. Less weight to schlep around for one.

engineerbrian
October 17, 2010, 08:33 PM
What rifle is that in the OP? It looks like a Winchester 9422 to me, but the pistol grip stock is throwing me off.

cottswald
October 17, 2010, 09:54 PM
What rifle is that in the OP? It looks like a Winchester 9422 to me, but the pistol grip stock is throwing me off.
Marlin 39A
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0256.jpg

HOOfan_1
October 17, 2010, 11:41 PM
Only the best .22 Lever action ever made

My dad has a Mossberg Palomino which is pretty nice too...although no external hammer

JEB
October 18, 2010, 01:18 AM
didnt think this was too shabby for the first two hours of opening day http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=129248&stc=1&d=1287451202
yes i know my shots are all a bit off. i am used to taking shots past 30 yards, even up to 75 on occasion. not one of them was shot at more than 10 yards and i didnt think to compensate for the height of the scope. eventually got it figured out by the sixth one (second one down in the pic. you can just see the hole below his ear).

the big guy at the bottom was shot facing me at all of 8 FEET!!! thank goodness i dont use a shotgun!:what:

engineerbrian
October 18, 2010, 08:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by engineerbrian
What rifle is that in the OP? It looks like a Winchester 9422 to me, but the pistol grip stock is throwing me off.

Marlin 39A

oops, my bag. my son has both, got them confused.

cottswald
October 19, 2010, 10:33 PM
didnt think this was too shabby for the first two hours of opening day
yes i know my shots are all a bit off. i am used to taking shots past 30 yards, even up to 75 on occasion. not one of them was shot at more than 10 yards and i didnt think to compensate for the height of the scope. eventually got it figured out by the sixth one (second one down in the pic. you can just see the hole below his ear).

the big guy at the bottom was shot facing me at all of 8 FEET!!! thank goodness i dont use a shotgun!:what:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=129248&d=1287451202

Nice! Great 2 hours worth of shooting.
Beware, next time they'll know you're comin! :eek:

cottswald
November 2, 2010, 09:40 PM
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0231.jpg

cottswald
November 7, 2010, 07:15 PM
I guess that's why they call em "bushy tails"!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0226-Copy.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0231-Copy.jpg

cottswald
November 18, 2010, 12:31 AM
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/3-2.jpg

jim in Anchorage
November 18, 2010, 08:52 AM
Nice guns Rembrant

Bottom one is a CZ 452 FS?
What is the top one? Remington 541?Are you guys shooting fox squirrels?
Looks like a Model 52 Winchester sporter to me. First class, listed at $145.50 in my 51 gun digest. This was when you could buy a 870 Rem for $69.95!!

cottswald
January 3, 2011, 12:32 PM
Fox squirrels seem to favor the bottoms. It was cold today mid 20's. First time using CCI shorts, 29 grain, round nose. Great day to be out and about!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0004-Copy.jpg

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