A day off for squirrel season
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    A day off for squirrel season

    Took me a little extra time to get out the door then usuall on opening day. Where's this and that, organization, yeah. I look at it like working the bugs out of the morning routine. Weather was fair to good this morning even though for the past 2 days it had rained up a storm. So I figgured use the rubber boots and keep my feet dry, even though the regular boots have better ankle support. I mainly wanted to scout out a newer area I go to from an image I got from the terraserver. It looked like there was more clearing then what I found, which was mostly overgrowth. Quiet snips made quick work of small branches from fallen trees in my path. I must have scouted out / circled 500 acres, felt like a million at the end of the day.
    First thing I saw in the early morning was a coyote in the old logging path. Wasn't long before it kicked in the old F-16 afterburner and disapeared. Once I got off the trail if I wasn't in thicker woods or amongst the pines it was difficult to tell what was scurrying about. For a short time while nested in a group of pines I got to observe a Doe with her fawn within 40-50yards. She must have winded me because then she began to scoot back and forth peeking over overgroth trying to spot me, snorting in with an odd pattern. I almost got a shot in on a good size chuck too, he spotted me in the three seconds I saw him through the ground cover but zipped away, oh well. Spooked up a few grouse, more like they spooked me. The day ended with a total of only three shots taken, 2 reds, & 1 grey squirrel down.
    I decided to use the Rem-CCI soft points as I had in the past. They did the job on the grey with minimal damage for using 22mag on squirrel.
    After I re-zeroed I also was on a mission to have a harder hitting hp with the same or similar poi. Working with the Winchester-X 40 gr hp, the 'partition of 22wmr', seemed to do the trick.
    To decent weather and good hunting.

    Squacks; btw that old compass works great, thanx again

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    A day off for squirrel season

    Nice shooting :lol:
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    A day off for squirrel season

    danurve:

    i am happy to see your continued interest in the art of squirrel hunting. hope you and the compasss have many interesting days afield and in the timber.

    we'll hoist a beer for you in shawnee.


    luck!
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    A day off for squirrel season

    Sounds like you had a good day Danurve. It's fun to scout out new territory.
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    Re: A day off for squirrel season

    Quote Originally Posted by danurve
    The day ended with a total of only three shots taken, 2 reds, & 1 grey squirrel down.
    That be excellent marksmanship, say Dali Llama!

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    A day off for squirrel season

    Danurve,
    Great post....now pack your bags for Shawnee! LOL

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    A day off for squirrel season

    Danurve, with shooting like that it would be a shame to miss Shawnee, if you don,t make it who will the snakes have to sit by of an evening.


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