Have a place I shot squirrels on that was about 2 miles of heavily wooded creek bottom that was full of Walnut trees and where the tree's quit it was cornfields. Nothing to see 3 lb Red's. We had a rule. Head shots only. Used a self built .32 Percussion Kentucky Poor Boy that was one of the most accurate ML Rifles I have ever shot. Cost of building the rifle myself was around $200. Look on my buddies face when I made a 50 yard head shot on a big red sitting on a walnut tree branch eating a nut, PRICELESS.
Ended up moving away from the area and haven't gone down to shoot squirrels for about 10 years and now you have my mouth watering. We had a old log cabin on the place as it was an old family homestead and every fall a couple of us would get together and shoot squirrels on the weekend. Sunday night all the family's would get together and we had a old propane tank that was cut in half. Load it up with wood on Sunday afternoon and burn it down to nothing but hot coals. Put the grate on it and then we had three big deep fry pans about 4"s deep. Fill them about half full of peanut oil then cut up a couple dozen Reds and roll them in flower and cornmeal seasoned and fry them till they float. You would have grease dripping from your chin and a smile a mile wide eating that. Took a beer or two to do the cooking but man what a supper. Dam guy you just about got me in tears missing those days.