Discussion in 'Hunting' started by cottswald, Oct 8, 2011.
heres results from 10/10
We call that a bag limit! ^^^
Head shots! ...Nice.
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 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...
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!
Here's what the Redfield looks like,
I still have two of them,
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:
Helping daddy with the skinning:
She found it pretty interesting:
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.
It must be nice to have children. Enjoy them all you can as they will be adults before you know it.
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!
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:
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.
Vintage Winchester 52 Sporter with the original Lyman peep sights.
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:
I'm not at all familiar with vegetation in Arizona. So, other than acorns, what all do limb chickens eat out there?
Here just a backyard pest.
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:
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.
Nice pistol shootin, and a very tastey looking dish!
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!
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.
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)
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