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Tree rats in two months!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 1911 guy, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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 don’t, I always come home more relaxed than I left.
  3. gopher0

    gopher0 Active Member

  4. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    Funny you should mention rocklocks.

    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.
  5. 220_Swift

    220_Swift Well-Known Member

    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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