A little after-supper recreation

Discussion in 'Small Game' started by dhaverstick, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. dhaverstick

    dhaverstick High-tech Hillbilly

    970
    Jan 12, 2012
    Fair Grove, MO
    Even though it was a bit warm yesterday evening, I couldn't help but get out and try to thin the local squirrel herd. Fortunately, I didn't have to get more than 20 yards from the house.

    I first went out just to listen. I heard one barking behind my old chicken coop so I ran in the house, got Ole Betsy, and came back out hoping it was still there. It was and I killed it in short order while standing in the yard. When I stepped into the woods to collect my prize, I spied another one doing squirrel stuff in a nearby tree. I didn't have any load material with me so I ran back into the house, ran a few cleaning patches down the barrel, loaded her up, and went back out in hot pursuit. It took me about 10 minutes to locate my target and Ole Betsy helped it draw its last breath. I'm confident that the camo hat I had on was what made my hunt so short.

    I'm going to my mom's place tomorrow to pick blackberries with her and, along with some deer and moose, I'll be bringing her some squirrels to eat. It's just like when I was a kid!

    Darren

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  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Fun I'm sure. Won't be long and you will be able to cook them on a rock after you shoot em.
     

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Wearing your favorite camo hat is the key to put'n the ol sneak on bushytails. Nothing else matters.

    Good job Darren!
     
  4. vonfatman

    vonfatman Member

    Dec 31, 2006
    no doubt bill, it was the hat!

    bob
     
  5. dhaverstick

    dhaverstick High-tech Hillbilly

    970
    Jan 12, 2012
    Fair Grove, MO
    Arlen Evins made a comment about the paleness of my skin and I told him that I use that to my advantage. The evening sun reflects off my lily white body and temporarily blinds the squirrel I'm after giving me time to shoot it. Works like a charm!

    Darren
     
  6. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    Seems unsportsmanlike... but since you use a primitive weapon I guess it's allowed. :)
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I see you have taken my lead in having your hair frosted to blend in with your surroundings. It's Old Man Natures way of helping to put the sneak on Mr. Squirrel.:wave:

    Mine is in its advanced winter stage of blending.:eek:


    :wave: