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Squirrels #8461102 11/28/21 11:01 PM
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I live in the woods so there's critters around.
One bothersome critter is the squirrel. There's plenty of those this year. Plenty.
Normally, we have numerous hawks and owls, etc., to eradicate most of the population. But this year not so much. I haven't heard an owl or hawk in weeks.

Squirrels are destructive. They chew the soffits, fascia, wires, most anything they find. And that can be expensive.

So I shoot them. Mostly.
I keep a .22 in reach and when a safe shot presents itself, it's adios squirrel.

Christmas is peaceful around here so I've decided to abstain, at least until after the holidays.

How do you deal with the squirrel situation around your house?

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Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461125 11/28/21 11:16 PM
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I have dogs that are pure heck on the squirrels. They may enter the yard area but they don't leave alive. They will tree them and then sit for hours and hours until the squirrels finally try to escape. Doesn't work out well for the squirrel. No problems here for that reason.

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polls messed up or something

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Originally Posted by TCM3
polls messed up or something

Yep!


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Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461224 11/29/21 12:29 AM
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I live in the city so it is illegal to shoot any type of gun here. I have a big Red Oak tree in the backyard and every now and then one will just fall out of it deader than a door nail confused2 grin


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Originally Posted by Stub
I live in the city so it is illegal to shoot any type of gun here. I have a big Red Oak tree in the backyard and every now and then one will just fall out of it deader than a door nail confused2 grin

Same here but add in opossums' too! I blame it on climate change!


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Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461252 11/29/21 12:48 AM
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.177 Lead poisoning.

Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461261 11/29/21 01:05 AM
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I kill and eat squirrels still.

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I would kill them no matter what damage they did. They’re delicious.

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Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461284 11/29/21 01:27 AM
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Poll is not working. But when they tease the dog in the wintertime they often end up on the grill.

Destructive.....YES.


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Re: Squirrels [Re: jetdad] #8461285 11/29/21 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jetdad
I have dogs that are pure heck on the squirrels. They may enter the yard area but they don't leave alive. They will tree them and then sit for hours and hours until the squirrels finally try to escape. Doesn't work out well for the squirrel. No problems here for that reason.



Yeah. My Pointer has become a co-conspirator. She sees me and the rifle and freezes until I shoot.

I used to have a Brit and Pointer that worked em as a team. One would wait at the base of a tree and the other would chase em.


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The old man we bought our house from worked at the school. He trapped cat squirrels and brought the home and turned them loose. The neighbors are mad, but me and my boy shoot them out of the window, then it's in the frying pan with scrambled eggs.... or the crock pot!!! We can't kill them all.

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Can’t get the poll working. Mods?


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What’s the best way to cook the bastages?

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Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461290 11/29/21 01:33 AM
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I always let them go, until they get inside my effective range for my .177



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I like having them around but I’ve never had a ton of them either

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What’s the best way to cook the bastages?

grill

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What’s the best way to cook the bastages?

grill

The young tender ones I fry like chicken. The old ones go in the crock pot covered in cream of mushroom soup. I sure miss grandma's squirrel dumplins though.

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Tree rats! Chew up the tops of the wooden fences, dig up my wife's bulbs, and knock over stuff in the yard...useless vermin!


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Originally Posted by TCM3
polls messed up or something

Originally Posted by presley
.177 Lead poisoning.

Re: Squirrels [Re: reeltexan] #8461418 11/29/21 03:50 AM
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Just Rats with a fuzzy tail.
And a good P.R. dept.

I generally leave'em alone.
Till, I get a good shot..

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If they mess with the house your azz is grass. I actually brake for those dumb bastards though.


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Tried to vote. No go. Said I chose too many options. Only checked one. What happened?

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Have 2 or 3 on my deer feeder everyday. Shot 41 of them in a couple months but realized it was futile. Probably had 20 of them around my yard yesterday, at least they are focusing on the acorns right now. I don't know how they replenish so fast but it is worse than coons.


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