Second time.. went deer hunting and finished up red squirrel hunting.

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    crittahitta
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    Well last time I posted i was bow hunting for deer and had no luck and wound up shooting 3 annoying red squirrels from my tree stand. This time I got my buck with my 12 gauge slug gun and went back afterwards with my Bantam Hi lite 22 cal with 18 grain JSB pellets to get the rest of the red devils. Once again they were nowhere to be found…..for an hour. Then they showed up and going crazy. I took the first with a nasty headshot at 22 yards. The thwack was so loud compared to the gun. DRT. lots of blood. The second came 10 minutes later right next to the first. Not bothered at all by his dead friend. Once again another headshot. This guy was hit hard and the snow was red. (Which baffles me) Then 20 minutes later another one is there at almost the same spot and bam, headshot. This gun is so accurate and easy to shoot. If it was as powerful as my 25 cal Condor SS i would never need another gun. lol. But it is perfect for this type of shooting/hunting. So now I wait another 30 minutes and get down to collect my squirrels, But there are only two there???? Three big blood stains in the snow but only two squirrels. I thought maybe I only grazed the second guy and he woke up and I shot him again. But no way. I watched him give up through the scope and the third guy only had one hole thru his noggin and not other damage. Weird. So I must have missed something take him while I was twisting and turning looking for more. Maybe an owl or hawke because there were no predator track I could see. Either way it was a nice weekend getting my buck, but to be honest i have more fun with my airgun chasing squirrels and other tiny critters. Thanks for listening.

     

     

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    Yote
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    I would go squirrel hunting and see what happens 

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    Coldair
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    What is your start fill pressure on your (Unregulated?) Bantam Hi Lite? and shot string look like?
    Good shooting BTW!

    CA

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    Crusher
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    Enjoyed the read :)

     

    Crusher

     

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    golfer70
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    Nice post. Makes me look forward to getting my rig and heading out to the woods. Please keep sharing your outings with us. 

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    TiredRooster
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    You had a lot of fun and told the story very well. I can't count the times I've been in a tree stand deer hunting and have had squirrels EVERYWHERE raising cain…. and in the same tree I was sitting in!!! Thanks for sharing your day with us…..enjoyed it.

    TR

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    It a.ways seems you see more squirrels than anything while out deer hunting. Red squirrels are fun to hunt though. I always laugh when they're in a tree barking at me. To them they sound scary and intimidating but to me it sounds like a dinner bell!

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    Jheikkila
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    I’m really loving your gun! 

    Great story.

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    Bob_O
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    Hunt4Dinner

     but to me it sounds like a dinner bell!

    😂

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    davidsng
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    Nothing wrong with red squirrel (besides being just a scap goat of meat, hard to clean, and almost not wirth shooting) they are great! ;)

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    Jon86
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    Cool story n pics. Brrrrrrr, looks cold to be out there. Keep on pesting.

    Jon86

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