i got 1000's in my front yard...
This is a discussion on I need a squirrel to train my dog, can you spare one? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I admit it. I'm a rotten hunter and never get to shoot anything when I go out. So I went and got a dog I ...
I admit it. I'm a rotten hunter and never get to shoot anything when I go out. So I went and got a dog I hope to turn into a squirrel dog. Now I am begging (like those pathetic people that beg for stuff) for a squirrel to get my dog started. I admit I don't know a lot, so any other tips or links to good sources would be appreciated.
So anyone who can spare a squirrel (maybe not even the whole thing, just the tail might help?) anywhere near Detroit, let me know. Just throw it in the freezer until we can meet up.
i got 1000's in my front yard...
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
I got some in my back yard. Don't think it's legal to trap one in the city though...
Squirrel dog? Never heard of such a thing. Maybe find a gun club and buddy up with someone who has hunted em before? Ever tried skinning a squirrel? I did once and will not shoot another unless I really, really need something to eat.
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squirril is soooo yummy, and rather easy to clean once you figure it out.
I'll ask my dog if you can have one of his squirrels.
"Just blame Sixto"
im going to be honest here, i used to hunt squirll w/ my grandpa when I was like really young. I'm not sure it was leagl, we just went into the woods and he gave me a .22 marlin w/ a crappy scope, but it was sighted in, and he taught me how to shoot rifles like this. We would come home with only the squirlls i shot and that was like 5 of them. Are you being patient enough???
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I'll ask my Doberlady to save you one. She bags them pretty regularly. Or come on down and visit. Bring the dog, and mine'll train yours......
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I can't spare any squirrels for dog training. I turn all mine into squirrel gravy. Yum!
"There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
-10 trips to the range at $20/hr, plus ammo~$230
-3 years of park passes =$75
-about 8 trips to the parks, (fuel)$15/trip (depends on car)~$120
-3years hunting licenses=$45
-hunters' education (2 trips, 3 hours driving each time in an old F-150 that got 11MPG), because it was the only place that had a class when the hunting bug bit me)~$100
-my new as of last year over/under .22/410, plus red dot sight and several trips to the range~$450
Grand approximate total=$1250!
HOLY COW! Thats much worse than I thought. In the name of being fiscally responsible, I now have to kill about 1500 squirrels to make sure this pays off!
First rule of squirrel hunting. Find a place with squirrels (as hunters, we call this scouting). For a general recomendation try a river bottom area with lots of hardwood trees. If you are not going to a place with some squirrels then you are just taking a walk in the woods with a .22.
Indeed gumbo, I don't call it hunting anymore. I tell the wife I'm going "gunwalking."