Pics of Your Small Game Hunt


October 8, 2011, 08:55 PM

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October 12, 2011, 10:03 AM
heres results from 10/10

October 12, 2011, 07:00 PM
We call that a bag limit! ^^^

Head shots! ...Nice.

October 13, 2011, 12:48 AM
Dang it Cottswald, I go and buy a 39A JUST to be like you, and you post some pistol pics.

Seriously, ever since I saw some posts of your squirrels with your 39A, I tattooed that model number on my brain and bought myself a graduation present:

I would brag and say mine has a vintage Weaver scope, except it's blurry as hell and I need to replace it. It looks good but it took like 30 shots to bag those 2 squirrels, and only one was a head shot:uhoh: Of course I sighted it in better but dang, I'm used to a clear 3-9x for squirrels. Imagine my frustration at a fixed 4x that is blurry and shoots 2" high at 40 yards! It was right on like 3 weeks before the hunt, I think it got bumped driving around the back roads.

Anybody know of any good 3/4" tube scopes? The mount is a 3/4" mount...

October 13, 2011, 12:48 PM
Burris and Tasco make inexpensive rimfire scopes with 3/4" tubes, but I can't vouch for their reliability. Redfield used to make a nice one that you might find listed on e-bay.

Interesting pattern on those critters, very different looking from eastern tree squirrels. Sounds like you had some tough odds working against you. To spite it all, ya still scored!!!

Very sweet looking 39. Congratulations!

October 13, 2011, 01:17 PM
Burris and Tasco make inexpensive rimfire scopes with 3/4" tubes, but I can't vouch for their reliability. Redfield used to make a nice one that you might find listed on e-bay.

Here's what the Redfield looks like,

I still have two of them,


October 15, 2011, 08:43 AM
Thanks for the tips. Took the family out yesterday. We got a couple:
Hunting with my girls:

My big hunter. She didn't see a single squirrel. She didn't see the herd of deer either. She's not much for watchin, but she likes to go too:

First hunt with the kids. The little one could care less. The big one was scared of the dead squirrels at first, but she came around:

Told ya;)

Helping daddy with the skinning:

She found it pretty interesting:

Friendly, Don't Fire!
October 15, 2011, 08:49 AM
After I shot the mouse and the chipmunk, you wouldn't want to see the gore. I suppose on Halloween day, it may pass, maybe not.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
October 15, 2011, 08:51 AM
It must be nice to have children. Enjoy them all you can as they will be adults before you know it.

October 15, 2011, 05:41 PM
Wankerjake, wonderful pics! You got some beautiful country out there.

Little girl is precious and obviously "gets it". Great lesson for the kids. Earlier the better.

As for the dog, well what can you say, hunter or not.......................dogs are the best!

October 16, 2011, 03:06 AM
Yeah, I was started young and I appreciated it. Reckon I'd do the same for my kids. I hope they both end up hunting with me later in life. But they'll know where meat comes from whether they like it or not, and that's more than I can say for most folks.

I forgot this next pic, but it's important to me. My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and it was crystal clear to her that the bite of meat she was about to eat came from the squirrel she watched me skin a few hours prior. That is lost on most people these days:

October 16, 2011, 11:23 AM (

October 16, 2011, 09:15 PM
Nice shootin James!

Very windy this morning, overcast, 41 degrees. Slim pickens, only had one shot.
Was glad to at least throw something on the ice.

Interesting rock formations in these woods (SE Ohio).
Wondered how many ages have gone by since this rock decided to split.

Was helped along by the root of an old oak tree.
Rock finally won, tree has since tumbled.

October 17, 2011, 08:05 PM
Vintage Winchester 52 Sporter with the original Lyman peep sights.

October 18, 2011, 12:03 AM

October 20, 2011, 10:16 AM
Went out and bagged a few more the other day:

The road borders a shotgun only unit, so the .410 got the nod on the north side of the road. Wifey and I tag teamed that one. You can see the coloration of the squirrels here though, red/gray/white with tasseled ears:

Oaks are turning:

October 22, 2011, 04:18 PM
Nice bag!

I'm not at all familiar with vegetation in Arizona. So, other than acorns, what all do limb chickens eat out there?

October 22, 2011, 06:36 PM

Here just a backyard pest.

October 24, 2011, 04:31 PM
I'm not at all familiar with vegetation in Arizona. So, other than acorns, what all do limb chickens eat out there?

They eat acorns, seeds from pine cones, mushrooms, and they even eat small limbs of pine trees. They eat the material just between the wood and the bark, basically the part of the tree that is alive. I believe mushrooms are their favorite.

Here's a link:'s_Squirrel

October 25, 2011, 08:30 PM
Wankerjake, you make me miss AZ with all your posts. But since I moved back home my new hunting buddy has made things fun anyway.

October 26, 2011, 10:30 AM

Grouse Fajitas!

October 27, 2011, 12:57 PM
Nice pistol shootin, and a very tastey looking dish!

January 4, 2012, 08:20 PM
Family matters have limited my hunting time, mostly late afternoon. Been slim pickens. Spotted this guy high up in an oak tree
about 50 yards out. Lots of trees, branches between us, had one heck of a time getting a good shot.
Had to step out and reposition several times before I finally got him tagging in and out of a tree hollow.
Only got away with it because the ground foliage was sopping wet.

Found this well endowed one a couple days later in a patch of hickory.
Diggings everywhere, judging by the size of him he's had no trouble pullin up his personal stash!

January 10, 2012, 02:25 AM
This is a great thread!! Thanks for starting it, and sharing pictures. My niece recently went on her first-ever squirrel hunt, with rifle package that I gave her form Christmas. Of course, I also invited her to join "The High Road" and share her pictures. Hopefully she does. :)


January 10, 2012, 09:19 PM
I decided that this thread needs a Glenfield Model 60 picture, there's a squirrel on the stock for goodness sakes, it's just the right thing to do!

So I went out and produced this picture... and all is right with the world. (but not for the squirrel)

January 11, 2012, 05:04 AM
Rabbit hunting for trail foods on the trip home :D

Being Alaska, Im surely undergunned, but I went ahead and shot anyway :D

Click on the pic. (

September 9, 2012, 01:05 PM
Old thread, I know.. but with small game opening next weekend seeing these pics gets me even more excited :D

Pics are from facebook, dont know if they will work or not.

September 10, 2012, 03:50 PM
heres some from this yr so far.
me 4 so far with 3 of the 4 falling 2 a handgun 2 with my ruger 22/45 an 1 with my ruger mark II,the other one savage markII with a bsa sweet 22 scope
wife 1 with here 10/22 she got when her father passed

September 10, 2012, 07:08 PM
Saturday morning, traded .22 mag for .410 due to rain and typhoon winds....good morning in the white oaks.

September 11, 2012, 11:49 AM
Great looking dish. Looks like you had quite a successful hunt!

September 11, 2012, 12:30 PM
I love my .22s, all of them, but they are in a sort of "semi retirement", nowadays. Use to use a .32 percussion but now rely on my .36 flintlock. I love the challenge and have used nothing but flintlocks for deer also.

More to come soon, I hope.

September 11, 2012, 12:36 PM
This thread has me excited for the 15th, when small game season opens in MN.

September 11, 2012, 02:36 PM
Now, that looks like fun. Never have hunted squirrel. But there were a couple running around while I was on my Sunday morning walk this week, easy pistol shot range, or when I first saw'em, easy .22 rifle range.

And the flintlocks are inspiring, too.

September 11, 2012, 10:58 PM
Very nice thread, guys!!! I'm starting a new job next Monday, and have the rest of the week off, so I'm planning a "run away from home" hunting trip up NE of Austin tomorrow through whenever-I-get-back-home. The WMA I'm heading out to is limited to squirrel, rabbits, coyotes, etc (shotgun only) so hopefully I'll have some pics to post when I get back. Congrats to all of you and you succesful time in the woods...That's what it's all about! :)

September 12, 2012, 08:17 PM
The small game I have open in central NC now is Doves...squirrel opens mid-October.

20ga Early Virginia Smoothbore - September 3rd

28ga Early Virginia Smoothbore September 10th

September 12, 2012, 08:24 PM
This started out as a small game hunt:

Guess upland hunting applies:

September 12, 2012, 10:42 PM
Thank you, and yes we did. This hunt was especially memorable because I took one of my best friends for the first time who had never hunted before and he was hooked. He really enjoyed the experience. Especially the eating part lol.

September 15, 2012, 07:36 PM
Roundball - very nice looking guns, and good shooting too!

September 16, 2012, 08:26 AM
Roundball - very nice looking guns, and good shooting too!'s been a good hobby / good journey learning and getting up to speed, using them for hunting, etc.

September 17, 2012, 08:33 PM
After posting the 4 squirrels in an earlier post, I wanted to prove that I really only used the shotgun because of the rain. I took Friday off and shot four more with my .22 mag. It was one of the most productive 2 hour hunts I've ever had. Got four, and missed at least that many, and saw many others. What a challenge with a rifle, even on a great day...

I haven't squirrel hunted this much in years, and forgot how fun it was.


September 17, 2012, 10:12 PM
As another user mentioned already, small game opened Saturday here in MN. Took my first squirrel EVER this afternoon. Grew up within city limits and family didn't hunt. Now I rent in the country and family is getting back into shooting sports.

Went to let the dog out of his kennel and there was a squirrel starting up the tree, so I went back to the house and fetched my single shot 22. By the time I came back, she was way up in the tree. Miraculously, I caught her in the side of the head. Dog thought presents were raining from the sky when Mrs Squirrel dropped straight out of the tree and into the kennel. Needless to say, my first squirrel skinning didn't go as well as planned. Oh well, I guess I just have to go back out tomorrow and get a few more to put in the stew.

Pictures forthcoming.

September 18, 2012, 10:16 PM
Hunting squirrel is one of the best ways to sharpen your overall hunting skills. And besides, it's just plain fun (not to mention they make for a tastey treat). Looking forward to the pics!

October 2, 2012, 07:30 PM
Season opens this Saturday. My 18 year old daughter invited one of her friends who has never hunted before. This should be fun.

John M.
Mesa, AZ

October 9, 2012, 06:32 AM
Not traditional small game compared to most the pics on this thread but still "small game" in a sense. I got these guys last year I'v been deployed since January and get back around Christmas and plan on going out ASAP.

October 9, 2012, 08:31 AM
Down in Southern Arizona we have Quail, Dove and cottontails. Weather is starting to cool off so it makes small game hunting more enjoyable.

Plan on doing some when I get home from Sicily in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for sharing guys. Helps us folks overseas bring back memories of good times while away. Also makes us want to get home sooner.....:)

October 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
Hey, this thread is still here! Went on a squirrel hunt Sunday, season just opened. My daughter likes to help:

The 10/22 saw the action this time:

Can't beat squirrel dinner:

October 9, 2012, 11:48 AM
Cool pics guys.

Here's my first quail of the season this past saturday.

October 9, 2012, 11:54 AM
I don't hunt small game as much as i used to, but i do get out some,

And having a gun that let's me take what ever comes along helps too,

I generally don't bother these guys,

even though there's LOT's of them around. But, i will take one of these once in a while,


October 11, 2012, 09:01 PM

October 24, 2012, 07:31 PM
Went out today to try and call some predators in the pines. No luck, except I almost got ran over by a deer. She was coming HARD! I did manage to shoot a few squirrels though [smilie=icon_mrgreen.gif]

October 27, 2012, 09:31 PM
Went out today to try and call some predators in the pines. No luck, except I almost got ran over by a deer. She was coming HARD! I did manage to shoot a few squirrels though [smilie=icon_mrgreen.gif]
Jake great to see you starting the kids early. I am from the midwest were the reds just yell for you to shoot them but i just got back from a trip to the rim and didnt have much luck got a few but thought they would be thicker any tips for the next time (i.e what to look for or just keep walking up and down)

Vern Humphrey
October 27, 2012, 10:27 PM
I had a disappointing hunt -- went out with my Stevens Favorite, made in 1895, but squirrels were on the ground and I couldn't pick them up through the tang sight. Went out the next day with the Gae Bolga, my Kimber M82 and they were all in the trees -- would have been easy shooting with the Stevens. With the Kimber and my Burris 4x scope, it was like cheating.

October 31, 2012, 12:38 AM
This is my little brother with a Rem 510 rifle I worked on.

November 1, 2012, 01:47 AM
What's the story on that break barrel in the first pic? I've never seen a barrel adapter like that

steady shot
November 7, 2012, 12:57 PM

November 7, 2012, 01:58 PM
From a couple of weeks ago before the start of deer season. I should have had four, but I botched two gimme shots.,0,610x457/

November 10, 2012, 11:00 AM
Rembrandt, Wow... What a great looking rifle you have there... Great picture too.. I always keep an eye open for any model 52 but just never seem to see any for sale at the LGS. I also keep on the look out for a Winchester model 69, Remington 513 Sporter, Browning T Bolts and old Marlin 39's but the Winchester 52 TOPS the .22 rifle "want it" list for me.

Vern Humphrey
November 10, 2012, 11:32 AM
An acceptable substitute for a Winchester Model 52 is a Kimber M82 which I have, or a Kimber K22. Both are out of production though.

November 10, 2012, 03:44 PM
i shot this very rare chrony in the extended chrony season,right in the eye.i may have it mounted. eastbank.

November 16, 2012, 04:01 PM
My buddy shot this beast during deer season. Must have weighed 60 lbs!!!

Vern Humphrey
November 16, 2012, 04:24 PM
Squirrels in Arizona are smaller tnan in Arkansas, I see.

November 16, 2012, 10:37 PM
They sure get finicky on a windy day! When I manage to bag one I like cookin em slow. Our squirrel season extends through the end of January. Nothin like hunting in the snow. Too cold? -- get over it! Dress right and chuff it.

Vern Humphrey
November 17, 2012, 03:15 PM
In Arkansas, squirrel season is from June through February -- so if you like squirrel hunting, you can get all you want here.

Saddlebag Preacher
November 18, 2012, 02:56 PM
My dog Toby, me and the two squrrels. I use a 1940's Iver Johnson Bycycle Works 16 ga. It was my father in laws, who was a WW2 vet and passed away before I met my wife. I have many modern Shotguns, but this old gun will bust a squrrel with one shot every time. It makes me slow down on my shots.

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