How Do You Hunt Squirrels?

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by Len Backus, Jan 20, 2008.

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  1. wildbillb02

    wildbillb02 Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Savage 22 scoped. Usually just sit near my deer stands and thin out the ones that ratted me out in deer season. Keep some rocks in your pocket to toss to the other side of the tree to get them to move around for a shot.
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  2. MtPockets

    MtPockets Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Like any other 10 year old kid, I spent MANY happy days hunting squirrels as a kid. I started out using my Dads Marlin model 60.
    Got tired of eating squirrel so went to a bow, then later on a Single Six.
    Then I didn't eat as much squirrel.
    What worked best for me, chasing them around in the oak woods in central Minnesota, was to sneak in as quietly as possible and sit down. Wait 15-20 minutes sitting as still as possible. Then ssssllloooowwwwly take a handful of pebbles out of my pocket and occasionally flick one into the dry leaves, trying to sound like a squirrel dropping nut hulls.
    I would guess that squirrels must be social animals because it never failed to bring them in from a LONG way.
  3. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    I think I love hi ting squirrels more than deer. I have a Savage 93 in .17 hmr with an old Blackhawk! (Weaver) Tactical 3-10x40 mil/mil scope on it. Zeroed at 30 yards. I still hunt for them. There’s a hiking path that runs along the Delaware River in northeastern PA. I walk that and either spot them or spook them. All I have to do is wait for them to stick their head out. I only take headshots, or I pass. If I see five, two to four come home. They’re smarter than they seem.
  4. mcali2

    mcali2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Im up to 1834 squirrels this year so far. The temps dropped to 50 and rain but i hope to get another 600 or so next week.