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#1 glenway

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 01:27 PM

Squirrels.  Red squirrels are as voracious as they are destructive and I've learned why they are despised.  Despised enough to warrant a limitless take on any day per Michigan DNR. 

 

So, I target the little buggers.  Not for eating, although vultures, crows, hawks regularly partake in my bounties on an almost daily schedule of some type of fast-food critters.

 

Broke out a stainless Ruger 10/22 shooter of Lapua Center X .22 rimfire with a fixed 4x dedicated rimfire Nikon.  Extreme accuracy with a Connecticut Precision trigger job.  Ammo's $12/box but there's no waste.

 

Took a walk to Walnut Grove - a stand of mature black walnut trees.  It was foggy and wet.  Dripping wet.  No wind.  Perfect. 

 

And, then it sounded like baseballs being dropped from the sky.  First shot was at a red some 40 yards up a huge 150 year-old oak - all consuming and going nuts.  Sitting in a portable chair.  Off hand.  Number one falls.

 

Two more from the same area with rest assists from standing timber.  Three for three.

 

Poked along toward home and closed the distance to another noisy red.  It made the mistake of assuming all was well.  Well, it wasn't.  Number four of four shots.  

 

Rubber boots, skeeter repellant, folding chair, Burris Colorado binocular, and a 2-pound trigger.  Just gotta wait your chance.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:30 PM

Good shoot'in Glen--- those reds y'all have down in your country are twice as big as the buggers up here in the  Colorado mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

Way to wack em they are one crider I cannot stand I’ve fixed more destruction from them than any other crider out there

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:36 PM

Good shooting there Glen
I bet a dozen or two would make a sweet looking hat .

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:47 PM

Very nice sir. 


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#6 Mark Steinmann

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:27 PM

Nice shooting!

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#7 glenway

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 03:02 AM

They're eatin' good 'round these parts, Cat - of course, not these rascals anymore.  Only about half the size of our fox squirrels.

 

They run the trees like tiny monkeys in the vines.  Amazing high-wire acts.  Almost like they have wings instead of front legs and velcro soles on their feet. 

 

What really amazes me is that marten can run 'em down.  Now, that's a good trick!



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:40 AM

Well done, thanks for sharing. 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:37 PM

CONGRATS --Nice shooting-----------They make good  Pine Marten bait------I use to get 1.00 to 1.50 for them at the fur sales some years ago---Trapping Ermine during the winter would always catch a bundle of Red SQUIRRELS---


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:41 PM

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#11 azpredatorhunter

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:54 PM

Nice pokeyjeeper. Last year's catch? You don't have snow yet or do you 😁

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:04 PM

Yes when I was in the u.p. At swampbuck 10pt’s place last winter I did a post in the trapping section on here

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:12 PM

Ok... did you have them tanned?

What was the name of the thread

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:15 AM

CONGRATS --Nice shooting-----------They make good  Pine Marten bait------I use to get 1.00 to 1.50 for them at the fur sales some years ago---Trapping Ermine during the winter would always catch a bundle of Red SQUIRRELS---

 

Yes they were my no. 1 bait also back when I was marten trapping.



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

Works good for coyotes, too.  This one cleaned up those four reds from the original post photo right where its standing.  Cleaned them up same day after dark.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:16 PM

Good pic..



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

Looks like a good one glenway get him fattened up for trapping season

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