I prefer to walk/stalk w/o a call and always use my dad's .22--purchased used in 1946. The scope on top is a 1960 vintage 2.5x 3/4" tubed scope. Some might call this a classic small game rig. It'll print 1.5" groups at 50yd even today.
If I see 5 tree climbers four of them make it to the stew pot. I like an Italian dressing marinade followed by 1hr at 350 degrees.
20 - 30 yds is a common shot, I'm comfortable with this .22 out to about 60--hold on the pointed ear tip and gravity pulls down enough to solve my holdover.
Usually in position by a few min after daylight and I'll wait at a good hotspot. There's one group of oak,walnut and hickory trees on a friends farm were we almost always limit out. Once we've killed a few there or the action begins to die down we will slowly stalk through the woods to other stands of hardwoods we've found them in the past. We used a canoe for the first time this yr had permission to hunt several farms along the river. This was the fastest and easiest way to the productive areas. Usually we run .22 rifles more of a challenge, we are old enough that's what we are after fun..lol Back in the day we would use shot guns and/or a combination of the two so we had most situations covered. The first two pics were from a solo adventure had my limit in about 2 hrs sitting under the same group of trees. I brought out the old .410 I used it to kill my first squirrels man yrs ago and couldn't resist. The second one is the type of shot I try to make every time aim at the eye, aim small miss small...lol The last pic is from me and a buddy a few days later started to rain on us we called it early that morn. The 10-22 has a trigger job and a 1.5-6x nikon monarch, the 77-22 has a 4x leupold and a trigger job both will shoot one ragged hole if i do my part the best group from the bolt action was ten rounds i could cover with a cigarette butt... The gunsmithing was done my yours truly