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Question by smallgamehunter25. Uploaded on August 30, 2010
Look for acorns and hickory nuts and the resultant cuttings on the ground and be there at first light. Sit still and be ready when the cuttings start falling shortly afterwards. I like field edges and ridge tops and prefer a 10" T/C Contender in .22 magnum (solid bullets) or a .22LR (usually HP's) in a rifle. Full camo, less the head net and gloves, is not a bad idea. I look forward to the first day of squirrel season from one year to the next, quiet, no pressure, not too hot, not too cold, the game is not yet stirred up from human activity, I revel in the day. Enjoy!
Depending on where you live, right now squirrels where I am are eating pecans. If you find a pecan tree where they have been eating, you can tell by the cuttings, stake it out. Squirrels will come to eat. The best time is right as it is getting light out. Look for branches moving when there is no wind. Gray squirrels will run when you shoot, but come back soon. Fox squirrels will hide, sometimes for quite a while. Have fun, squirrel hunting is one of my favorite things to do.
Red or fox squirrels will often hide in the crotch of trees i where sunglasses to cut the glare or sunlight and scan the tree for the tail. Also found a neat tip on here rub 2 quarters together it supposed to sound like a squirrel eating or chirping. If they hear it they usually will move.
if my beagle was still alive i would take her. so take a dog
The best advice I can give you, if you've found where they are feeding, is to stay as still as you can. I've shot three grays before without moving from the spot of the first shot. I use a scoped 22 with 40 gr. sub sonic ammo. Deadly accurate and very quiet.
Scout the areas & look for nut trees with cuttings under them. Be in your spot before sunup and wear sunglasses & camo. Alot of times you can't see their whole bodies so look for fur in the trees. I too like the 22 with a scope. Keep still & you might get your limit.
If you can find a nice stand of mast producing trees, you should be pretty well set. Squirrels love traveling along stone walls and hedgerows that connect woodlots, so look for those too.
bring a pair of binocs so you can scout out where thelle be. also check out what their eating
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