First squirrel dog in decades.

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by libertyman777, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. libertyman777

    libertyman777 Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2009
    Hey all,

    Saw the forum here about small game and thought I would post.

    I'm an enthusiastic squirrel hunter. Been hunting them all my life. Doesn't require a lot of money or gear, just an accurate .22 and some suitable squirrel habitat.

    Had a tree dog when I was a kid. Loved hunting that way. It's fun to watch a dog that loves to hunt as much as you do. It's an experience that I wanted to share with my kids.

    Enter Cooper. He's a West Siberian Laika our of Roger Lephiew's Saline River Laikas. He's about 5 months old. Hasn't treed yet but some of his litter mates have so I'm expecting good things. I'd post some pics but they're in my camera at work. I'll get some up shortly.

  2. wildchild

    wildchild Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Had similar experience as a kid, uncle had a Boston terrier that treed squirrels like mad!! As soon as it was shot he'd fly to another tree and sure enough there was a squirrel.
    Just had a bud pic me up a Patterdale pup I gotta go and get it, hope I see similar results.

  3. basset

    basset Active Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    hi all my name is armand love squirrel hunting. i have never hunted squirrels with a dog but im fixen to change that soon.
  4. ttbcur

    ttbcur New Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    Hello all well i tell u i remember the first time i ever went hunting with my grandfather he had a little feist her name was boots thats was 13 years ago and now im a proud owner of a Tennessee treeing brindle named sam hes 5 years old now had him scence a pup and trained him on my own hes made a great dog so to anyone thinking about taking up hunting with a dog its great u build a bond with your dog and it is great to watch them work a bad day hunting beats a good day workin just last year i started my dog on coon turns out hes not to shaby treeing a coon but a great thing to get into like i said i was a kid and its stuck with me i remember the first squirrel i killed with a dog and i can take u to the tree ol boots was treeing on