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Natebonebusta
November 3, 2013, 10:56 PM
My hunting buddy and I went squirrel hunting this weekend and were hoping to get on at least one fox squirrel. We ended up each getting one a piece. The limit in NC is one a day. We had a great time in the timber on Saturday, maybe the best we've ever had. If you want to read the whole story it's here http://www.squirrelhuntingjournal.co...fox-squirrels/

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MCgunner
November 3, 2013, 11:25 PM
Great fun! Squirrels are fun and sharpen the stalking skills. :D

kbbailey
November 3, 2013, 11:37 PM
Squirrel hunting is one of my favorites too.
Success can be had.with almost.any weapon.

Sniper66
November 4, 2013, 10:44 AM
Hunting squirrels is one of my all-time favorite activities. Here in Kansas the limit is 5. I've killed about a dozen so far this fall and eager to hunt more. I love the peaceful solitude of wandering through the woods. And this time of year I am showered with falling leaves, which lasts about 2-3 weeks. I stalk barking squirrels or find a nut tree, then sit and let them find me. Think I'll go again this evening:)

Natebonebusta
November 4, 2013, 11:42 AM
Hunting squirrels is one of my all-time favorite activities. Here in Kansas the limit is 5. I've killed about a dozen so far this fall and eager to hunt more. I love the peaceful solitude of wandering through the woods. And this time of year I am showered with falling leaves, which lasts about 2-3 weeks. I stalk barking squirrels or find a nut tree, then sit and let them find me. Think I'll go again this evening:)
My sentiments exactly. The colors this time of year are outstanding.

Patocazador
November 4, 2013, 03:50 PM
I've seen one black phase fox squirrel in my life. Most of ours are tan with black markings. The ones in Alabama seem to be mainly the red phase. They are illegal to hunt any more in Florida.

Hometeached1
November 4, 2013, 04:19 PM
Good for you! I love squirrel hunting, the fact I just got my first one has nothing to do with that.;) We have fox squirrel here haven't got one yet.

41 Mag
November 4, 2013, 07:13 PM
Way to go. I grew up hunting the fox squirrels but in the past few years the gray or cat as most call them have moved in in force to our area. They are a bit more of a challenge being a smaller target and seemingly much quicker than the bigger foxes.

The oldest grandson and I were out yesterday morning and were taken by how many were in the particular little area we hunted. He managed to get two grays and one fox that we unfortunately never found. We even brought the dog back out and if it had been on the ground he would have had it in a second. We think he just got grazed and not seriously hit since he made such a graceful leap from the limb he was on at the shot.

No doubt we will be back out there as soon as we can.

Blue68f100
November 4, 2013, 07:41 PM
I enjoy hunting the tree rats, reds or gray. Grays are definitely more challenging to hit, being faster and smaller. I normally just put a light weight camo suite on (or sit in a chair blind) and call them in using quarters and barks. Of the callers I have I like the Knight & Hale the best. But it takes a lot of practice to get the barks sounding real. Grays and reds have a different bark. Once you master the calling you can get a lot of action and not even have to move, except to get you kill. You need to learn the bark too so once you shoot one you can give the all clear bark. This brings them back a lot quicker when you start using the quarters.

The distress call works very well, but I use it very sparingly. Only when it's really dead with activity.

351 WINCHESTER
November 4, 2013, 08:43 PM
I saw one today. It's the first one I've seen where I hunt in 25 years or so. The woods are more alive this year then in past years. Reminds me of the good old days.

gbran
November 5, 2013, 12:23 AM
We shoot grey squirrels here in central CA mountains. Our limit is 4/day and we usually get our limit.

Took my bro n law and 2 grandkids to the mountains Saturday mainly for the grandkids to shoot. We did get 5 squirrels but weren't seriously hunting. Knocked off 7 quail too. Saw one big sal, but didn't have anything but 22's and shotguns.

I love quail and and squirrel.

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