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Title: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 17, 2015, 10:58:29 PM
Whos been killen some tree rats?
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: occ on June 17, 2015, 11:36:39 PM
Season doesn't open here until the end of August or the first of September. I'm ready the only thing I can kill right now is groundhogs. Neighbor took the alfalfa off the strip above the house and I been dusting a few. I had forgotten how well the 243 will open them up.
Bill
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: MOSPARKY on June 18, 2015, 10:23:53 AM
I'm on vacation this week but no squirrelin' for me. Had a fishing tourny the first weekend. Since then, it's been nothin but rain. Been spending my time tearing out the basement floor. I got a drain pipe that has rotted out and now plugged with mud. Started out I misjudged where the pipe was. There are 2 stand pipes in the laundry room. One serves the kitchen(upstairs) the other the washing machine in the basement. There is another in the center of the house serving the bathroom. I drew a line from the kitchen drain to the center and started cutting. Of course I picked the wrong one. That's how I roll. That put me about 2 ft out of position. Then I cut out the clogged floor drain and followed it to the main pipe. The wye where they joined was cancered out real bad. Of course I couldn't be lucky enough to stop there. Pipe going to center of house was still good but back towards the the other way was bad. So I cut a couple feet back, bust it out and dig. Looking for good pipe. Ended up cutting the whole dang out. 8 foot of trench. Now I got to replace the pipe and cover it all back up. Then pour crete and clean up.
 Needless to say I'd really rather be squirrelin'.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 18, 2015, 10:38:20 PM
You been killing any, 2Nutz?

No season here yet, opens about Sept. 5 or 6 this year.  :'( 
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 19, 2015, 07:27:00 AM
What rifles y'all using this year? If I recall, all I used was my .17WSM BMAG last season, plus my Browning Camper .22 pistol. Those are my #1 choice this year, too. My other squirrel rifles are jealous.

I have some good places to hunt this year, plus was invited to hunt an old school pal's woods. He told me he is over-run with squirrels. I haven't seen him since we went to school together, until this week.  :) Squirrels are gonna die!  :twisted: 
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 19, 2015, 04:49:42 PM
Nah been laid up with back pain this year. Lotta youngens runnen round here so need to do some thinnen soon. Season opened in may here.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 20, 2015, 07:21:31 AM
Nah been laid up with back pain this year. Lotta youngens runnen round here so need to do some thinnen soon. Season opened in may here.
  :shock: :sad: Bummer about your back, Nutz! You are lucky your season opens so early. I bet your treerats get thinned soon.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 21, 2015, 02:56:16 AM
Yeah me and the neighbor been skeemen lol
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 21, 2015, 10:30:31 AM
Yeah me and the neighbor been skeemen lol
  ;D Planning the attack is good!  :twisted: I accidentally ran over a fox squirrel's head while on patrol yesterday. It won't go to waste.  :)
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 22, 2015, 03:54:54 PM
A meals a meal huh john???
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 23, 2015, 07:14:50 AM
  O0 Sure is, Nutz! Fried squirrel and gravy! Your squirrel and rabbit population looks good this year? Mast good, too?
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 24, 2015, 12:05:27 AM
Yup!!!!!
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on June 25, 2015, 06:56:04 AM
Another question. Y'all having any problems getting squirrlin ammo? We have a gamebreaker here in town, new Dick's sporting goods store. They have lots of ammo. We had problems of ammo not making it to the shelves until Dick's opened up. WalMart is a prime example. And all of a sudden, stores have ammo on their shelves.  ???
Employees were snagging the ammo and probably reselling it.  :tickedoff Screw WalMart.  :knuppel2

I now have a good stockpile just waiting for season to open.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: 2Nutz on June 26, 2015, 12:09:55 AM
Nah theres still a few boxes on the shelves at thend of the week. Either people are overstocked or out of money now lol
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on August 01, 2015, 08:04:18 AM
How is your back doing, Nutz?
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: bohicajuan on August 01, 2015, 08:35:26 PM
Another question. Y'all having any problems getting squirrlin ammo? We have a gamebreaker here in town, new Dick's sporting goods store. They have lots of ammo. We had problems of ammo not making it to the shelves until Dick's opened up. WalMart is a prime example. And all of a sudden, stores have ammo on their shelves.  ???
Employees were snagging the ammo and probably reselling it.  :tickedoff Screw WalMart.  :knuppel2

I now have a good stockpile just waiting for season to open.  :twisted:

Screw WalMart is right. I hate that place with every ounce and fiber in my soul. If they nuked Walmarts headquarters I would go out and celebrate.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: CZSQ on November 26, 2015, 09:00:28 PM
I recently changed my style of eliminating the little nut bandits. After starting my hunting career with a BB-gun, then .22, etc. I have finally reverted back to my beginnings...yup, I picked up a cheap .177 break barrel air gun and have rekindled an old love affair.  These things are great, inexpensive to shoot & amazingly accurate. Plus I have a new ( black walnut ) woods to hunt. Maybe time to get a better one... any suggestions? 
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: MOSPARKY on November 26, 2015, 10:48:05 PM
Pellet guns are great for those small patches where 22 is too dangerous due to close proximity to homes or noise may invoke complaints. I haven't followed the AG (air gun) market in a long time, but there are some great rifles out there and some great deals too. Many of the guns are chinese made. The makers make slight changes to top of the line models and re-badge them for sale far cheaper than the original. Most if not all can benefit from a lube tune and other minor tweeks done at the same time. pending what you have or what you get, there may be after market triggers that are an amazing improvements.
 You never said what you have now. Kinda hard to make suggestions without that info.
 I'll be glad to point you to the boards in the know. There is some bad blood between what I consider the top two boards, so mentioning one on the other, or the owners/operators, may be met with extreme prejudice. I have my preferances and will be glad to discuss further in PM's.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on November 27, 2015, 05:31:57 AM
 O0 Is great to see you back, CZ! I think there are more airgun hunters now than there ever has been. The evolution of airguns is astounding.

I used to hunt with Sheridan and Crossman pump-up airguns with good success.

I don't know what you are now using and don't know enough about the new ones to offer a suggestion.  :sad:

I am a rabid squirrel hunter and use .17 WSM and HMR rifles.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: CZSQ on December 13, 2015, 04:45:08 PM
I grew up with Sheridan's & still have one I use for back yard shots. I would like to evolve to a side cock, fixed barrel .22 cal.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: MOSPARKY on December 13, 2015, 10:45:27 PM
RWS and Beeman both make side cockers but are pricey. There might be more affordable side cockers, but A quick look around didn't show any. More indepth reseach may turn up something. Another option might be what's called an under lever. Same principal, fixed barrel with cocking lever under barrel. As I said before Beman and others have guns made over seas. The people that make them, often make minor changes (different shape trigger guard, different sights or other) and rebadge them. These rebadged airguns can be equal quality and pending who you buy from have better customer service and be far far less expensive. I don't normally advocate buying imports but even if you go the big name route you may still be buying import. American name does not mean American made. No sense giving them more money than you have too.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on December 14, 2015, 04:48:57 AM
I grew up with Sheridan's & still have one I use for back yard shots. I would like to evolve to a side cock, fixed barrel .22 cal.
I grew up with those fine Sheridans and some Crossmans. I started hunting with a Sheridan When I was about 5 or 6 years old and shooting tincans with a .38 pistol at age 4.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on August 07, 2016, 06:41:36 AM
Anybody killing squirrels? Our season opens 9/3/16.
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: D45/70 on August 09, 2016, 10:05:47 AM
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Some but more calling then Squirrelen.
Got no season, or limits kill all and when ever you want...



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Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on August 10, 2016, 03:49:20 AM
Nice going, D!
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: Big58cal on August 17, 2016, 03:46:02 PM
I wasn't able to get out during the spring season.  Too much stuff going on.  Our fall season opens this weekend, so the boy and I are planning on going......  If it's not raining like they're calling for.  :tickedoff
Title: Re: Squirrelen
Post by: John Andrews on August 18, 2016, 05:41:10 AM
I wasn't able to get out during the spring season.  Too much stuff going on.  Our fall season opens this weekend, so the boy and I are planning on going......  If it's not raining like they're calling for.  :tickedoff
Good luck, BC! Our season opens 9/3.