Squirrel shooting

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Re: Squirrel shooting

Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:51 am

Oh those were the days, so if anybody is enjoying a walk in the country side and come across trees covered in topic bars it's Steve's fault😂
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Re: Squirrel shooting

Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:58 am

I have two squirrels feeder boxes and two bird feeder tubes. feeder box right hand side iof tree bird feeder tub agot 1 ft away.
the birds hit the feeder tube within seconds grey squirrels can see that so they come along not just to see if there are any spare feed a catch and kill a small bird.
my shooting area used to have two hen sheds on site so the squirrel used to nip in and out taking hen feed.
sadly the owner removed all his hens as I could bag 8 or 9 grey squirrels just sitting on the bank side under a tree.
I also walk around the farmers fields in the winter months shooting them out of the trees with my grand son .
he has my old S410 now.

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Re: Squirrel shooting

Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:02 pm

Nifty trick setting up the bird feeders to alert the squirrels there is food about.
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Re: Squirrel shooting

Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:19 pm

yeah a good idea, i never thought of that, although i fill my squirrel feeders with birdseed for the first week, then switch to whole maize when the squirrels start turning up.
whole maize is 1/3rd of the price of peanuts, and they seem to sit still for longer when they're eating it ;)

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Re: Squirrel shooting

Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:39 am

on my shoot they dont get time to sit still as soon as they are on the feeder they will pick up a nut then turn around to face me one shot to the head nice and clean dispatch
if my grandson is with me I let hime take the first shot , as he is now a very good shot .

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Re: Squirrel shooting

Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:58 pm

I went to my local feedstore got a 4kg bag of maize £4.49 mixed it 3parts maize 1 part peanuts filled all 4 feeders possible go back saturday to see if they are empty
thanks for the heads up about maize .
might have to take one of my camo nets up there as the trees are bare of leaves apart from the holly trees but the gales have feld a few of them, so my cover is not as good as it was. on a sunny day like today if I can see them they can see me even with camo gear on.
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Re: Squirrel shooting

Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:27 pm

yeah i've been using a camo net since all the leaves fell off the trees ;)
just put a new squirrel feeder on a perm and i can get inside a holly bush, made a gap to shoot through. havent had time to check the feeder yet though.

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Re: Squirrel shooting

Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:54 pm

been up the farm this moring to check on the feeders squirrel box feeders empty bird feeders small amount of maize left, one squirrel on the deck but took off as soon as I moved.
went back to the farm picked up my rifle headed back to my shooting area sat there for over 1hr 30 mins not another sign of a squirrel.
the little birds giving the bird feeders some stick and couple of woodpeckers turned up for a feed nice to see

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