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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Re: Favorite squirrel call?
I have never used a manufactured call. I have always used my voice to bark to squirrels. I have been doing this for more than 5 decades and it works quite well and is productive when used a the right times.
I have found it useful to get a squirrel to leave the top of a thick oak or nut tree when they are hard to see and keep moving not to provide a nice still shot for my 22. Often they will leave the top of the tree and come down lower providing a closer and still shot. Be aiming to the location to limit your movement whereas, they will be in full alert.
It also works well to get them to poke their head around the tree trunk or limb to see what the ruckus is below the leaf canopy.
Finally I use it to calm a second and/or third squirrel after shooting the first one.
I have also had great success barking back to a barking squirrel while I make my way closer and determine the squirrels location. In my experience it is best to shoot the lowest squirrel on the tree so it does not fall past the others and it makes less noise when it hits. Therefore the others are more likely to stay put.
Keep on barking....
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