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Squirrel Hunting Pics, 2010

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by cottswald, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. cottswald

    cottswald Member

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    Feel free to post your pics!

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    Well done.
     
  3. rodensouth

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    Nice! What tree is that in the second picture?
     
  4. cottswald

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm giving them another week or so to fatten up before I start going through the kitchen window with a BB gun.
     
  7. Armored farmer

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    congrats.
    The classic squirrel rifle 'round these parts also.
     
  8. cottswald

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    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!
     
  9. JDthesharpshooter

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    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.
     
  10. cottswald

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    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!
     
  11. Armored farmer

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    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.
     
  12. Rembrandt

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    Haven't been out this year....but here's a few from the past.

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  13. HOOfan_1

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    Nice guns Rembrant

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

    Are you guys shooting fox squirrels?
     
  14. blackops

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    How's this...90yds?

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  15. cottswald

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    Nice firearms. And those are some BIG fox squirrels! Wonder what they're feedin on??
     
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    here's mine
     
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    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?
     
  18. HOOfan_1

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    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
     
  19. gofastman

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    so a few hours (5-6) should be OK?
     
  20. HOOfan_1

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    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
     
  21. blackops

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    negative. 17 hmr.
     
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    heres a one from this yr:)
    twister

    ps ruger markII
     

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  23. cottswald

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    Pistol shot just below the head. Nice!
    Pistol hunting can be a lot of fun. Less weight to schlep around for one.
     
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    What rifle is that in the OP? It looks like a Winchester 9422 to me, but the pistol grip stock is throwing me off.
     
  25. cottswald

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    Marlin 39A
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