Squirrel Hunting

This is a photo from last season. Freeze’s SIL went out and bagged a few for dinner that night. If you have never tried squirrel hunting, I really encourage new hunters to give it a go.

Its low-cost / low-pressure. And you can either setup somewhere and wait to see what comes by? Or you can use it as an excuse to walk around the woods to see what you can find. And when hunting with others, talking isn’t really something that “blows your cover”.

 

 
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  • Mikial

    I used to hunt squirrels with a friend growing up back on the farm. They were loads of fun to hunt, and if you got enough of them there was even a decent stew to enjoy later.

    • I’ve never had the stew. Hard to believe. May have to try that.

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        You can also substitute squirrel meat for chicken in pot pies, although we mostly just fried them up. I would soak mine over night in a salt water bath to tame some of the “wildness” flavor in the meat, it left them with a slightly salty, but nutty flavor! Now I am thinking about hunting this fall.

        Munro

  • Brennen Munro

    I used to hunt them with a friend many years ago. We used the same two tactics each time and always seemed to have success. The first was too have one of us walk ahead of the other by 50 to 75 feet, the squirrels would see the first of us walk under and past their tree and they would run to the back side to watch them walk by… giving a perfect opportunity for who ever was following to get a good shot! After a bit we would switch up as to who walked out front. The other was too sit on either side of a very large nut bearing tree… same results as the squirrels would run back and forth from side to side giving us loads of shots. Between these two we would regularly shoot our bag limit each trip out! Fun memories. We also used scoped .22cal rifles to hunt this way, it made shooting up into the branches possible.

    Munro

    • I think the “Run the rabbit” tactic! We’ll have to give that a shot.

      Marky