Impact's first squirrel hunt

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    Bob_O
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    They are still quiet in the woods but managed this one.  

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    stoti
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    Good lookin’ rig brotha!

    Stoti

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    AirGunnerOK
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    Boy those tree rats better look out. There's an Impact in the AO. 😆

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    leadfoot
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    Not to nitpick (or nutpick if I was a squirrel), but is it even legal to shoot them this time of year? Just wondering??? In Wisconsin they are considered a game species, and many hunt them in fall for a wild game meal. I'm not aware of squirrels doing a lot of damage unless one decides to make a home in some building on your property.

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    Bob_O
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    It's a red squirrel, a pest in my state (MI) and can be taken all year with no daily bag limit.  Several years ago they were everywhere in the woods I hunt, so bad that I got 14 in 45 minutes in about a half-square mile wooded area.  The next day I went back and got 11 in 90 minutes.   They are everywhere up here.

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    leadfoot
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    OK. They do make a lot of noise. If they can be taken all year with no limit, they are probably not considered a "resource" animal.

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    Bob_O
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    When I first hunted these woods, there wasn't a bird to be found in them.  After pounding the squirrels hard for a few years, I noticed more and more birds in the woods.  Now that's mostly what I notice, small birds.  Red squirrels are detrimental to the small bird population.  If they find their nests, say goodbye to the eggs and/or babies.  That's primarily why I shoot them.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Hey Bob,

    Just wondering, do you do anything with the red squirrels once you shoot them? I've heard of folks eating them…but there isn't a helluva lot of meat on them. Kinda like eating a chipmunk or filleting a smelt!   I shoot the little jerks any chance I get and just leave them for "somebody else" to enjoy.

      Nice shooting and Nice rig ya got there!

    Mike

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    Bob_O
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    No, I don't eat them.  Generally I'm not a hunter, I just shoot birds and critters that are classified as pests even though you need a hunting license to shoot them.

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    golfer70
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    Those suckers are tiny compared to the monster red limb chickens we have here in Missouri. I’ve never seen a black one like you have up North. Now I have to go buy a Primos trigger stick. Thanks Bob!

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    Bob_O
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    I'm a terrible offhand shot so the trigger stick is mandatory for me. 😉

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