Never heard them called fairydiddles haha I like it they are hard to hunt! I wanted one to get mounted hence the behind should and not head but those segmented rounds make a mess on the other side.Those we call fairydiddles,I nothing on them to eat unlike grays and fox squirrels,still a challenge to hit,almost never sit still.unless you catch one sunning himself.Love eating squirrels very tasty. Nice shooting on those pesky reds.Finished and ready to eat.
Thanks I’ll have to try some DavidI use a primos squirrel buster and Haydel squirrel whistle. I have squirrel calls in Primos, knight & hale, Haydel, HS strut, Faults , Eddie S, Quaker Boy, Buck Garner and Ceder Hill . Plus 3 different custom calls. I just bought a Harmons squirrel call today to try.
I shoot those pests all year ,suppressed rifle puts it to them, they'll wreck other squirrels.I grew up in the hills of W.Va. and we called them Fairydiddles as well. Or sometimes they were called Red Mountain squirrels. I loved to see them. They are a very aggressive squirrel, they will put a whipping on a gray or even a big fox squirrel. They love the pine thickets. Love hearing the term Fairydiddles, not many folks know what it is. Sure makes me home sick. Seeing them in the woods was a treat to me, they were not as plentiful as the others.