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…I called him the Albert Einstein squirrel because he had a white stripe down his head and bottom…
Good thing you didn’t shoot him…doesn’t sound like a squirrel at all to me!
Joined: 8/29/2005I picked the coyote eating the squirrel just becuase I can shoot the coyote afterwards.
It’s everything I can do to keep from laughing at the little devils sometime. There always seems to be be a big fat fox squirrel thats like to get about five feet above my head and stare me down and grunt at me. Then after I look up and he seen me move, he runs like a scalded *** mule up the tree and starts freaking out with his tail doing 90 to nothing.
I am too cheap to shoot at them with my good arrows.
Surely theres a few old arrows laying around here.
Joined: 7/21/2004I used to shoot em’ when things got slow, but the wife doesn’t like to eat em’.
Besides, the last time I nailed one with a broadhead, he kept trying to climb the arrow shaft to get off. Too much noise. Broadhead centered him low in the chest but the ol’ bugger wasn’t going to quit.
I just watch em’ now.
I don’t know what they’ll do if you let them come all the way to ya.
I once had a squirrel climb up the tree to my stand and sit on the toe of my boot and munch an acorn. He sat there for probably 45 seconds or a minute and then climbed down the tree, never knowing I was there.
It was a really cold day, and the outside of my boot would have been cold, so he probably couldn’t feel my body heat, and I didn’t move at all. Plus, I was in a wooden stand that day. I’ve never seen evidence of a squirrel actually being on one of my metal stands. The steel being unnatural in the woods may make them shy away, I dunno.
Joined: 4/11/2006throw loose sticks.I have to say I have shot one for this very reason about 10 yrs ago. Only bad thing was he was nailed to the tree right in front of me for the rest of the hunt and it took me a little bit to get the arrow out of the tree. I did switch to a field point before cause theres no reason to waste a good broadhead on a squirrel.
Joined: 1/14/2006Food for Thought
The best way to drop a tree rat, is with judo points and flu-flu feathers.
It’s either game over, or they scamper up the tree unscathed.
Your arrowe, will usually fall to the ground.
Just realise, the importance of these tiny critters,
They feed inumerable other animals.
Fox, lynxx, hawks, eagles,,, many others
They are an important piece of the ecosytem, and the natural food chain.
Please don’t discount their presence, or vast importance over all
An after thought, if you carry a crow call or similar tool,
you can really mess with their pointed little heads.. funny.
ChasTake a sling shot with a couple marbles with you. Don’t cost much and its fun to shoot at the little sob’s. If you get lucky and hit one you’ll at least have dinner.
Joined: 7/9/2005Hope that a rabid coyote comes by and mangles him
Take a sling shot with a couple marbles with you. Don’t cost much and its fun to shoot at the little sob’s. If you get lucky and hit one you’ll at least have dinner.
I’ve got a slingshot and some 3/8″ ball bearings in the garage. I used it earlier this summer to drive the starlings off our bird feeders in the yard. I even nailed a starling in the neck from 25 yards once. Killed him right now.
A squirrel you’d have to hit in the head, most likely, but it would end their chattering.
Joined: 11/13/2005i love every aspect of the outdoors, so i dont really mind squirrels barking just another of gods wonderful creations, but if they are barking to much i guess i will just see how good a shot i am
Joined: 9/27/2005if they bark at me for a period of time THWACK!!!! tasty on open faced sanwiches and gravy
Joined: 1/1/2006They are VERY annoying …… but not worth losing an arrow
Joined: 1/9/2006One more thing to consider. If you do throw an arrow at him, or a marble out of a slingshot, or whatever, be prepared to spook deer. I know how annoying they can be, but when you move that much a deer WILL see you if he’s near. I’ve had lots of times where the deer got all the way to me and I didn’t even hear/see it coming.
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