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Post by HunterGKS » November 9th, 2015, 6:44 pm

The temp was 33 this morning with a fairly strong wind so I decided to delay hitting the woods. I will deer/turkey hunt in the cold but not squirrels. I headed out & got to the woods a little after 10. The temp had gotten up to 46 & only a light breeze so it wasn’t bad.

As I was walking back to my spot, I saw 1 going through the woods into a brush pile with no shot. I got sat down & heard 1 rummaging through the leaves right behind me. It had only been 1-2 minutes. I moved to within a foot or 2 & then went to my right. I caught a glimpse of it out of my peripheral vision & stayed as still as possible hoping it would move out in front of me. The noise stopped & after several seconds, I slowly turned my head, no squirrel. I turned & looked, still no squirrel. It must have climbed a tree & took off through the tree tops.

About ½ hour later, I saw 1 working towards me from my right. Every time it went behind a tree, I moved a little to be ready for a shot. I went behind a stump & I had the .17 shouldered. It jumped on the stump for a perfect shot but it hadn’t ready the same book as I did & jumped down & went into a brush pile before I could shoot. I think this may have been the same bushy that I saw walking in as it came from the same area.

After another hour, I decided to move to the east section. I got about ½ ways there & saw 1 leaving the field going into the woods near a 4-wheeler trail where I was going. I looked but never saw it again. I decided to sit in a slightly different spot &, about 15 minutes later, saw 1 on a stump about 40 yards to my right. I was able to turn a little & get the rifle up. It jumped off the stump & was behind a small downed sapling with no shot. It moved over the sapling & I was able to shoot it. I had aimed at the head but hit high & got a spine hit. He never twitched, just flopped on his side. I stayed put for about 1 ½ hours more & went to check out the wheat field.

I’m always real watchful when approaching the field as I have seen foxes there several times with time being no exception. I spotted 1 along the edge probably 75 yards or more. I was moving the power to 9 while dropping to 1 knee. Unbeknownst to me, there was another further out in the wheat that busted me sending both into the woods. I moved down & found a spot to sit behind some brush & briars where I was hidden but could see the field. I thought they might come back out but, after 1 ½ hours, nada so I called it quits.

This 1 was number 29 & leaves me 1 shy of what I want. I’m hoping to finish out the year tomorrow afternoon but that last 1 will probably be the toughest.

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Post by Grumpy » November 9th, 2015, 7:30 pm

Rodents !
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Post by OLE RASPY » November 9th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Good deal George. :thumbup: good luck in the morning. Yep the last one will be hard to get.
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Post by soiltester » November 10th, 2015, 6:46 am

Ya' can finish yer' season here :lol: :thumbup:
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

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Post by HunterGKS » November 10th, 2015, 8:15 am

Grumpy wrote:Rodents !
And extremely tasty. I can cook up any number of dishes with them &, if you et of bowl of any of them on top of your head, your tongue would slap you sillier trying to get at it!!
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Post by HunterGKS » November 10th, 2015, 8:19 am

OLE RASPY wrote:Good deal George. :thumbup: good luck in the morning. Yep the last one will be hard to get.
Thx but it'll be after lunch. Tues. is 1 of my workout-then-run-errands-then-have-lunch-with-friends-&-family-then-go-squirrel-hunting days.

It's been raining for quite awhile so everything will be wet. Hopefully the sun comes out after lunch & a bushy shows up to dry off & warm up. it'll also give me a chance to field test my new Mucks.
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Post by HunterGKS » November 10th, 2015, 8:20 am

soiltester wrote:Ya' can finish yer' season here :lol: :thumbup:
Too long a trip for bushies.
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Post by GOLD HUNTER » November 10th, 2015, 7:52 pm

:thumbup:
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