The BaitShop Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Hunting > Small Game
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Why are the squirrels against me.???
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This site is completely supported by donations; there are no corporate sponsors. We would be honoured if you would consider a small donation, to be used exclusively for forum expenses.



Thank you, from the BaitShop Boyz!

Why are the squirrels against me.???

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 7685
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Why are the squirrels against me.???
    Posted: 07 January 2018 at 08:15
Been hunting deer with my flintlock, generally sitting even though the temps are killers.

But when the sun does show, I switch to squirrel hunting.  I see a lot and they seem to come out when it gets bright and wind is low.  My age is making me see tree rat hunting as a new wave in my hunting life.

Problem is they are jumping me.  They spot me first.  Now, I'm dresses head to toe in white camo (snow is everywhere).  And with the snow I can creep quietly.  But they are still busting me.  Usually when I'm 30+ yards away.

There are few devoted squirrel guys in the woods these days.  Why are they so skittery???
Back to Top
d4570 View Drop Down
.416 Rigby
.416 Rigby
Avatar

Joined: 27 January 2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 5100
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2018 at 09:52
Because every white blob shoots at them....Big smile
PS;
I'm starting ton see gophers pop up out of the snow,
must be getting close.


Edited by d4570 - 07 January 2018 at 09:53
Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box
Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 7685
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2018 at 10:54
Maybe.  I was thinking more fox and coyotes looking and chasing the grays?

Looking forward to MYGAWDS 2018
Back to Top
RobertMT View Drop Down
.416 Rigby
.416 Rigby
Avatar

Joined: 12 March 2008
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3604
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RobertMT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2018 at 16:41
Owls and hawks are hard on critters, this time of year. Unless you have bobcats around, birds likely get more squirrels anything else. Ravens are real hard on the nests, later in spring, but they're and the eagles are pretty busy on roadkill this time of year.
NRA Benefactor Life, GOA Patriot, SAF   

Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 7685
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2018 at 00:07
Watched a red shoulder hawk get a gray squirrel yesterday.  Snow on the ground really does show up those little guys from above  when they run.

I plan to stalk up and act like a nut!
Back to Top
788Fan View Drop Down
.243 Winchester
.243 Winchester


Joined: 10 August 2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 249
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 788Fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 08:42
SWMBO get's home early from work a couple of days bay.  This is out the dining room window.

Where is that squirrel gun when you need it!

I saw a lot less squirrels this season than in the past several.  More hawks, less coyotes.

Keep warm, 788
"I've watched the majesty of life transformed by the alchemy of an arrow into the calculus of calories in and calories out." from A Hunter's Truth by Marc A. Moffett, 2015
Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 7685
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 08:43
need a pellet gun there 788?
Back to Top
Wing master View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar
AKA StraightShooter

Joined: 10 June 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4529
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 18:28
That looks like a close range shot 788. 

Wing master
I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.018 seconds.