December 16th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Squirrel Season: Where'd It Go?
I've been so busy busting my hump with deer season that I thought I'd take a small break and do some squirrel hunting tomorrow after work. Then it dawned on me. Squirrel season ended YESTERDAY!
Now I have to wait for next fall to put some of the tastiest critters on the table!
I guess rabbit will have to do.
December 16th, 2013 04:13 PM
December 16th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Well, it's probably a good thing. Some unwritten law for hunters states that you will only see the game you are not intending to hunt. So, the first time you decide to take a break from deer hunting, you'll have that nice buck standing broadside in front of you, in bow season, with a .22 in your hands.
Seriously though, sometimes it's good to change gears for a bit. Keeps the fun in things.
December 16th, 2013, 05:42 PM
My young lad went out with his Grandfather on a "snow day" last week and came home with a black. We'll have to have a few big side dishes to make it a meal!
December 16th, 2013, 05:52 PM
squirrel season ended a month and a half ago down here, the season is much too short in my opinion, only 7 or 8 days
December 16th, 2013, 06:35 PM
squirrels have to be by far the most entertaining. i've never gone out for squirrel and never at least drew the bow.
shot at one once and it was literally half an inch from the back of one scurring up a tree. another sitting on a sugarline and it stuck n the line, right under the little bugger. both times, squirrels froze saying "what up?!?!"
at this point, most have gone to bed for the winter i feel. rarely see em anymore compared to november.
December 16th, 2013, 08:40 PM
I put a bead on 1 squirrel this season, and a grouse flushed wild ten yards away right before i pulled the trigger. The grouse made a fast escape and the squirrel dove into a hole in the tree. That was the extent of my squirrel season.
December 16th, 2013, 09:13 PM
One from a couple weeks ago
Get the net...Get the net...Get the net!
December 17th, 2013, 08:37 AM
I've seen so many squirrels during this deer season that I could have shot my daily limit with each outing.
And Greg, I know what you mean. I went up grouse hunting a while back and bumped many deer in the process. Go figure.
December 17th, 2013, 01:16 PM
I dont get why squirrel season is so short. So many of them out there, and so few people hunting them. In many places it's open season all year round.
I managed to get 7 or 8 of them earlier in the year, was hoping to get a few more for the freezer this weekend but the snow storm put an end to that
December 17th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Way too short a season! I bagged three this past couple of weeks while taking a break from deer. It is good to change it up a little just to keep me in the woods a wee bit longer! I wish I had my shotgun on one of the days, a flock of about 20 Northern Mallards flew overhead looking for a place to land. So close I could hear their wings buzzing as they flew by!
The nail that sticks out gets hammered.