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Favorite squirrel call?

What is your favorite squirrel call?

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

The "Mr. Squirrel" call. This call imitates the distress sounds of a young squirrel being killed by a winged predator ie. Hawk or Owl. It calls on the Squirrels instinct to protect the young of the species even if the young are not theirs. It works! Calls them right in and they are not quiet when they come in either as they are trying to run the predator off.

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

i like tapping two quarters together..my kids get a kick out of that
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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

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The "Mr. Squirrel" call. This call imitates the distress sounds of a young squirrel being killed by a winged predator ie. Hawk or Owl. It calls on the Squirrels instinct to protect the young of the species even if the young are not theirs. It works! Calls them right in and they are not quiet when they come in either as they are trying to run the predator off.
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We used Mr. Squirrel with the bush shaking on Saturday. It brought in (or at least made them show) a red, a grey and quite to my amazement (for Mercer county) a black squirrel. The only disadvantage is that it alerts squirrels to your position and it takes a long time for them to go back to relaxed and feeding. (As we discovered, not the best idea for a mentored youth.) Later on we also saw a fox squirrel, so we at least saw the squirrel "Grand Slam" all from the same stand.
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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

this is my first time hearing about the mr squirrel call.I usually just use the bark calls,but now thinking of picking up the mr squirrel call as well

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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.

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

i'm a fan of the 2 quarters thing too...

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

how do you do the coin tapping thing? how often, how loud, etc. Are quarters the best to use?

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

never had much luck with the bark call but the distress under the right conditions will bring them in charging with their hackles up. other times it sends them running for cover.

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Re: Favorite squirrel call?

Where can you buy the Mr. Squirrel call?

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