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Title: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: Big58cal on September 17, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
The boy and I went out this morning, him with the new 20 gauge I got him, and me with the .17 HMR as "backup".  O0   He shot at 1 and either peppered it or missed.  He got too far away for the 20 gauge, and stopped long enough for me to get the crosshairs on him.  Almost took his whole head off.  >:D   When we were looking for that one and I was cutting a stick to hang him on after we found him, there were squirrels running everywhere around us!  :o   We slipped down to an old beligerant fox squirrel that sounded like he was pitching bowling balls out of the tree.  Finally picked him out, the boy shot and peppered him, but it didn't seem to phase the squirrel.  :x   I grabbed his shotgun and shot twice more at him, but he still just kept taunting us.  Put the shotgun down, grabbed the .17 and took care of his big beligerant taunting red butt.  O0   Got him and saw a gray squirrel off to the side.  The boy shot at that one, but didn't get it.  A 17 grain V-Max bullet to his neck took care of him though.
 
After getting that one, we heard another squirrel cutting and moved up to that one.  We got relatively close to it and kept waiting for the right shot.  He came out on the end of a limb and sat there cutting a nut.  >:D   We were finally able to get the boy to get a bead on him.  One shot and he dropped.  O0 >:D :D
 
Total, we got 4.  Three gray and one fox.  Took some pictures, but haven't downloaded them off the camera yet.  I'll try to get them up tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: MOSPARKY on September 17, 2011, 11:19:47 PM
Great news BC. We will have to mark this day as the beginning of a legend that will be called Mason  O0
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: Big58cal on September 18, 2011, 02:06:46 AM
I swear, I can't get that boy to smile to save his soul.............  ::)   ::)
 
 
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: John Andrews on September 18, 2011, 08:14:33 AM
 O0 O0 O0 Boy AND dad did really great! He's a very serious hunter, just like his dad!
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: bohicajuan on September 19, 2011, 08:21:30 PM
SA-WEET!!! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: Big58cal on September 19, 2011, 10:13:40 PM
As you can tell, I was more excited about it than he was.  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: John Andrews on September 20, 2011, 09:00:37 AM
As you can tell, I was more excited about it than he was.  ::)   ;D
  O0 I can sure understand that, BC!
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 24, 2011, 11:34:11 AM
good to see he got one. Remember when i first got a squirrel i was excited.
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: Big58cal on September 24, 2011, 03:51:11 PM
Hey fuzz, haven't seen you around.  How ya' been man?
 
It's supposed to rain off and on all this weekend.  Doesn't look like we'll make it out squirre hunting this weekend.  I've been watching the sunflowers at the back part of the property though.  ;)   If it quits raining enough this weekend foe us to get back there, I'm going to try to make it happen.  O0
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: Gutpiles on September 24, 2011, 06:34:04 PM
Awesome job by Lil' BC!  O0   

Too bad his pops wouldn't let him get any closer than 75 yds away with his 20 gauge....just so the .17 had to come out.   ;D ;D

Sorry...couldn't resist.  :twisted:
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 25, 2011, 03:28:01 AM
Just been distracted for awhile bc. Yeah been raining alot up here. My season doesn't start till October 15th. Also rain keeping you from squirrel hunting? I have been out in rain and still got some. 
Title: Re: The Boy Got His First Squirrel Today!
Post by: John Andrews on September 25, 2011, 07:06:21 AM
If all the dang work wouldn't get into the way, a person could get a lot of hunting done.