I need a squirrel to train my dog, can you spare one?

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    I need a squirrel to train my dog, can you spare one?

    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.
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    i got 1000's in my front yard...
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    I got some in my back yard. Don't think it's legal to trap one in the city though...
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    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.
    It was a chore, but I've got some tips that hopefully make it easier. I've got around $800 in equipment (including ammo and range time) and fuel in squirrel hunting. I've nailed one squirrel. Thats around $800/lb. I want to start recovering my investment.
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    squirril is soooo yummy, and rather easy to clean once you figure it out.

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    I'll ask my dog if you can have one of his squirrels.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    It was a chore, but I've got some tips that hopefully make it easier. I've got around $800 in equipment (including ammo and range time) and fuel in squirrel hunting. I've nailed one squirrel. Thats around $800/lb. I want to start recovering my investment.
    So clue us in on your hunting hardware and costs. I used a .22 rifle to bag em myself. Why all the costs?
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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......

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    I can't spare any squirrels for dog training. I turn all mine into squirrel gravy. Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    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???
    Patient? I'm sure not. Sometimes when I go out to the state rec area I can't even find any sign. No mast trees or dens. The area that was littered with squirrels for my first, and only successful hunt, has been devoid of squirrels for the 2 years after that. I could've taken more that first year but they were skylined and I didn't want to fire a .22 without a backstop. Last christmas santa brought me a .22/410 over/under. The .410 is pretty short range and I'm hoping the dog can corner them for me. Plus a hunting buddy would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    So clue us in on your hunting hardware and costs. I used a .22 rifle to bag em myself. Why all the costs?
    -my first .22 is a shiny new marlin 880 stainless, plus scope and rings. ~$230
    -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!
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    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.

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    Indeed gumbo, I don't call it hunting anymore. I tell the wife I'm going "gunwalking."
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