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Hunting Treerats!!!!!
Posted: 18 January 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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As a kid some of the best memories i have is my dad and me squirrel hunting. Curious how many still chase treerats?My son loves going and provides lots of action/shooting….Plus its not bad eatin….

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Posted: 18 January 2012 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You know I do, still time to go get a few.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Been years since I actually went specifically hunting for them…I can actually remember the last time…Went with my favorite hunting buddy and he to this day swears he will never go with me again…LOL

Have shot a couple with the bow the week before gun season for deer camp…Usually use it as a reason to get down early…

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Posted: 18 January 2012 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I just realized last week that tree rat season goes till mid feb.  Now that pretty much everything else is over, its a good time to grab the rifle and go out.  Plus look for sheds the same time.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Now your talkin matt, We sometimes mix it up also and carry a rabbit squealer with us and try for a yote…treerats,sheds,yotes, and a redbull or 2:)

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Posted: 18 January 2012 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Tree rats, sheds and coyotes.  That’s exactly what I’m doing this weekend.  Just bought a new Henry lever action .22 a few weeks ago.  What a fun gun to shoot…and deadly accurate.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Be careful shooting if they are the ground, they just might be chewing on the shed your looking for

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Posted: 18 January 2012 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hmm,  Using squirrels to find sheds.  I think we are on to something.  Now to catch some squirrels and train them to retrieve.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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MattS - 18 January 2012 05:55 PM

Hmm,  Using squirrels to find sheds.  I think we are on to something.  Now to catch some squirrels and train them to retrieve.

Make sure you run video… I have got to see this…

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Posted: 18 January 2012 06:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Great.  Now there’s gonna be a separate season for shed hunting with squirrels with all kinds of new regs and fees and we’ll have to keep our squirrels on leashes at all times.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I wonder if I can hunt with squirrels year round on our state licensed “dog training property”.  Just have to have tags to put on the sheds after harvest.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 12:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Matts squirrels in training…


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Posted: 19 January 2012 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Question is-which is better red or grey? Man this went from shooting & eating to training

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Posted: 19 January 2012 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I would imagine that the red would be able to retrieve larger sheds.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Kole and I hunt them.  At this time of year,  we use the family Yorkie to tree them and then he pops them w a .410.  Only problem is that the yorkie is white and it doesnt sit well w the wife when he goes to retrieve a wounded squirrel and they start wrestling.  The first time,  Kyle ended up covered in squirrel blood. 

He has bagged 11 reds this way.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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TMalone - 19 January 2012 01:57 PM

Kole and I hunt them.  At this time of year,  we use the family Yorkie to tree them and then he pops them w a .410.  Only problem is that the yorkie is white and it doesnt sit well w the wife when he goes to retrieve a wounded squirrel and they start wrestling.  The first time,  Kyle ended up covered in squirrel blood. 

He has bagged 11 reds this way.

A yorkie, like a 3lb little dog…That is awesome…

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