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  • October 18, 2006 at 9:58 pm #505351 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    One 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. ;)

    Sage advice.

    That’s why I let the squirrels do as they will. Many a time squirrels have distracted the attention of incoming deer and given me a chance to get my bow or gun into position for a shot.

    We have grays, grays with brown tails, all-black squirrels, one black one with a brown tail, and one true albino squirrel that frequent our yard. Some of the other towns around here have populations of black squirrels as well, while whites/albinos are less common.

    I’ve often wondered why the off-color squirrels only seem to occur in town and never in the woods.

    October 18, 2006 at 10:34 pm #505352 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

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    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 like the sling shot idea..it would also help to take the boredom out of sitting in the stand when there aren’t any deer nearby. :D

    October 19, 2006 at 12:27 am #505353 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    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.

    +1 :D

    October 19, 2006 at 1:34 am #505354 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 61
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    There’s any number of things that can bust you in the woods, squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, songbirds. You just can’t can’t avoid them all. But, since squirrels are edible, I’ve invested in some judo points.
    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    October 19, 2006 at 2:00 am #505355 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006
    A few squirrels around can make my hunt…
    I enjoy watching them – also the crows, hawks
    and the occasional coon. A bobcat or a fox just to
    watch will really make my outing a success.
    I pop a squirrel from time to time,
    keep some heads
    in my quiver just for that purpose.
    Limbers up the arm and cooked right,
    they’re real tasty…
    I’ve been eating them for over 50 years.
    They got just as much right to be there
    as you do…maybe more.
    Chill out and watch’em,
    it’s a big part of the fun being there.
    October 19, 2006 at 10:35 am #505356 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I could easily shoot a P&Y (this should be a category) squirrell, but my wife doesn’t want to eat a tree rat.
    They don’t bark at me very often, I think they know I’m there to kill the deer that are eating their food. 8D
    October 19, 2006 at 12:19 pm #505357 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    I would probably just let him be. They tend to be a trip to watch and it helps pass the time. I have had them squacking at me while deer were walking right under my stand. Deer don’t speak squirrel I’m thinking :D :whistle . Until they learn the only time I will be worried is when they do it at a deer that is coming in to me. :thumbup
    October 19, 2006 at 8:27 pm #505358 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    sounds to me that every one is in a pretty good spot. if the tree rats are there than there must be food, if there is food than there will be deer. those little fellas can be both entertaining and bothersome at the same time. i think that i hear almost as many rat stories as deer stories each year.
    October 19, 2006 at 11:45 pm #505359 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Wait for the right time, then put an arrow through it’s head. Right between the ears, quick and quiet.Ready for the fryer.
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