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#2408228 - Sat Oct 22 2011 01:36 PM Fox Squirrel?
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Hey guys, I went out this morning and got four squirrels with the 22 lr. But one of the squirrels I got a squirrel that was a lot darker than the other three. I never had heard of fox squirrels in my area before.


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#2408234 - Sat Oct 22 2011 01:44 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: RyanX]
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thats a gray, sorry. nice shooting though
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#2408242 - Sat Oct 22 2011 01:51 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: comblockshooter]
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Nice shooting

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#2408313 - Sat Oct 22 2011 03:11 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: bigt557]
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I thought it was a grey, but it had quite a bit little brown in it and wasn't sure. All of them except one I shot off hand at about 30-40 yards.
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#2408323 - Sat Oct 22 2011 03:19 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: comblockshooter]
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 Originally Posted By: comblockshooter
thats a gray, sorry. nice shooting though
Yep, it's a grey!A fox squirrel will have alot more orange color to it.Actually it will be way bigger also!
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#2408324 - Sat Oct 22 2011 03:20 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: RyanX]
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ya some grays have some orange in their belly hair. fox squirrels have orange in their back and face hair too. and they are usually bigger bodied than greys.
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#2408399 - Sat Oct 22 2011 04:21 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: pumpgun]
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Thanks guys, as I said I never have heard of fox squirrels in my area, and I don't think I have seen one either
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#2408425 - Sat Oct 22 2011 04:48 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: RyanX]
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You'll know a fox squirrel when you pick it up. they look like squirrel-zilla.

click at your own risk... there's some squigglies showing on this pic:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2595/4069219267_de26e21420.jpg
that's a LARGE red fox squirrel laying next to my marlin 882SSV. if youve seen one of these rifles you will understand just how large this guy is.

I saw his bigger brother today in my treestand. If legislation ever goes to vote to allow a 22lr pistol while archery hunting, i'm voting "HECK YES". those little tree-ninjas tormented the heck out of me today. one came right up my tree and i whacked him with the nock of my arrow. he jumped down and read me my miranda rights.
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#2408525 - Sat Oct 22 2011 06:30 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: jayd4wg]
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with proper orange i believe you can jay. just wear your blaze in your treestand
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#2409821 - Sun Oct 23 2011 04:30 PM Re: Fox Squirrel? [Re: comblockshooter]
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I let a large fox squirrel walk Friday, he was the first I've seen on that farm. Took a gray instead. Squirrel-zilla is correct!

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