Outlaws first squirrel hunt  

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randy_68
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2018-08-19 10:36:15  

Was a success. Squirrel season opened on the 15th but I had to wait until this morning to get out there. It was nice early with temps in low 70's but by 10 am it was getting warm and I was working up a sweat as i worked my way back to the truck.

 

The squirrels didnt cooperate very well this morning as I only saw two. The first one saw me first  and hightailed it thru the treetops moving away from me back the way I had just came from. I found several hickories that they have been cutting on but the sign was a few days old. Taking my time I went from hickory to hickory angling up over the ridge but never saw another squirrel for the next hour or so. 

Finally I saw movement and got into position for a shot. This fox squirrel came down into a maple tree and gave me the look. That was all I needed as I already had him in my crosshairs. In a split second I sent a 16 gr JSB travelling at 920 fps thru his head and he dropped like a rock, never even twitched. Pellet entered in front of his left eye and came out the right rear of his head. 

It was getting late so I headed back to the truck happy that I got the one. Never saw any more after that. They just weren't out today for some reason but I know there are plenty in that woods as I see lots deer hunting.

I'm really liking my Diana Outlaw and it is one of my all time favorites. 

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stevevines
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2018-09-03 05:43:32  

Nice shooting, and a good looking ag you have there.

I'm waiting for it to cool off a little before I hit the woods.

That fox squirrel looks like the ones west of the Mississippi - 

Where you at? Just curious -

 


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randy_68
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2018-09-04 10:42:55  

Hi Steve

 

I'm in southwest Indiana. I shot another fox squirrel a couple days later and he was a bigger one yet. Tough to skin too!


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stevevines
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2018-09-07 19:13:01  

Cool -

Yeah, them big foxys are tough to skin and chew if you don't cook 'em right -


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