Squirrel Grand Slam
Hello fellow hunters:
The 2011-2012 season is going to be my 1st full hunting season in 16 years. This year I will be joined by 3 new hunters, 3 of my twins will be coming along, my 15 y/o son and my 13y/o twins. Hopefully my ole buddy Mike and I will be hitting the woods together too.
Anyway I read this in the Erie Times News back in January. It was an article on late season squirrel hunting which encouraged me on 2 things. One was to get out this past late season. I did make it out once to squirrel hunt but the snow was very very deep. I did find some very large nests that I plan to revisit in September with my calls to see if I can find out what lives around there. Then in October we'll take care of business. I am also excited that this year I can take the kids out a week early and I can practice using the calls and help them take out some bushy tails.
The writer of the article talked about getting back into squirrel hunting and he decided to do a Squirrel Grand Slam. I have been thinking of this ever since. So here I am with a growing squirrel fever coming to this board and proposing doing just that. Why not try for a Squirrel Grand Slam? Now I personally have seen a couple black squirrels but never shot one. I have only killed on GRAY gray squirrel. Mostly foxes and reds have been dispatched by me. What I didn't know until this year is that the gray squirrel has a few different phases, gray and black obviously but there is a phase where they look more red and a phase where they look a bit like a fox squirrel.
So anyway about this Grand Slam.
Squirrels considered for our Grand Slam would be those legal for hunting in PA, duh, right?
Red Squirrels: with and with out the ear points/tufts
Gray Squirrels/black squirrels and their other phases.
Black Squirrels are a bigger prize for most but if you actually get an albino squirrel that would be cool too.
So here is what to do. If you are participating then post what you shot, when you shot it, what you used, distance of shot and please we love pics!
Fox squirrel, October 15, Taurus Tracker 17HMR w/ scope and shooting stick, 50 yards in the head.
Hey this could be fun. Let me know if you are interested.