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    So you think you can stalk

    I am off to illinois, to stalk squirrels for 10days with a 22, in the Shawnee national park, head shoots only, massive trees, plenty of leaf and the odd rattle snake and cotton mouth for company, now this is stalking.

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    Nope that is squirrel shooting... But you should really enjoy it regardless
    out of interest why is it head shots only as spinal shots are very effective and probably the most common used shot for squirrel

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    No silencers where your going. I shot alot of rats with tails in Canada. Great fun and lots of them. Use your ears as you cant see them suckers till the last minute.
    Happy days
    Andrew

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    Stone I have been going over for the last 10yrs, we don,t body shoot for two reasons, we eat them, and it's about stalking and bullet placement, most shots are in the 40 yd range up a tree, as we are only aloud 6 a day and ten in possession you want to have bragging rights back at camp. If you can stalk squirrels in a wood with lots of animals/birds warning them you are coming, deer then become easy.

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    Now that is an unusual shooting trip. Sounds fun and enjoy.
    Last edited by howa243; 06-09-2012 at 11:10.

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    Sounds like good fun! Do they have a huge problem over there with them, how long does it usually take to get your 6 for the day, a few hours or most of the day?

    I used to do them over the BBQ with some butter and garlic inside and wrapped in foil, mmmmm

    Regards,

    SS
    "Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it." Agatha Christie

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    Nope that is squirrel shooting... But you should really enjoy it regardless
    out of interest why is it head shots only as spinal shots are very effective and probably the most common used shot for squirrel
    Taff's right "stalking - the act or process of stealthily following or trying to approach somebody or something"
    You can stalk anything no matter that the "deer" stalking fraternity want to make the word their own.

    Sorry to be pedantic

    Ed

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    Southdowns we hunt them under a small game licence, they have a season, just like deer and are not a problem species, we hunt greys and fox squirrel, hunting starts at first light about 6 and is generally over by 10, the we hunt late afternoon until dark, numbers shot depend on what they are feeding on a squirrel up a 70ft beech is a small target. The hunt is as much about comradeship ,music, guns and Watching nature as squirrel hunting, having a bob cat stalking a turkey within yards of you is a thing to see.

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    Thats a hell of a long way to go to stalk squirrels. Why not go to Australia rabbit shooting on your way home? Not as if you can do it at home

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    If you said that you were shooting into the air or trees in this country with a .22LR there would be uproar!
    MS

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