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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2018, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Late season squirrels

Anybody seeing many squirrels in this cold? What time of day? Thinking of taking the .36 flintlock out to try for a few
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2018, 09:29 PM
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Saw several squirrel tracks in the snow today. Only saw one squirrel hour before dark. Look for areas the have leaf nest in the trees or hollow den trees. They like to get in out of the cold at night...often more than one will den up together...perhaps body heat plays a role.

I think the squirrels knew we were going to have a cold Winter...during archery season I watched several squirrels at several locations carry leaves up their den trees and poke them inside.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 01:06 PM
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took a 2 mile round trip walk on Monday to put some cams out, this was in the afternoon. Saw a ton of tracks but not a single squirrel....so my guess would be they are getting out mid morning when the sun is above the tree line.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 02:19 PM
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We've seen a good amount while flintlock hunting. As soon as we put the muzzleloaders away, we intend to get back after the squirrels.

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14 degrees the other day and I saw plenty of squirrels for the last 2 hours of daylight. Kinda made me long for some #6 shot instead of the slugs I was loaded up with!

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As soon as muzzy deer is over the 32 cal TC Cherokee goes out.

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