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Squirrel calls.....opinions.

I've tried a couple different types, but at best all they have meant is I had something that makes a squirrel noise.

Anyone have a different experience with them?
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yep..makes a squirrel noise. Can anyone say it actually called a squirrel?
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Re: Squirrel calls.....opinions.

I bought a call a decade or 2 ago, and never had much luck with it. it had a bubber bellows that you could shake and a squeaker if you covered up the horn part and squeezed the rubber. Then i started tapping 2 empty shotgun shells together, 5 or 6 times, rapidly, then wait a few mins and repeat. worked ok I guess. Then one day sitting in my treestand deer hunting i saw a black and white cat come sneaking thru the brush, and every squirrel in 5 acres came out on a limb and started barking. I went to a toy store a few weeks later and bought a life size stuffed black and white cat. I keep it in a garbage bag untill i deploy it on a stump or log, move back about 60 yards or so and sit on my bucket seat and wait. I shoot my limit almost everytime in just under an hour or 2 with a scoped 22 lr. The trick is to shoot them, mark the kill mentally, and dont get up to get them until you are ready to leave.
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Great idea. I have heard of a lot of things and saw a lot of things but you turned an observation into a real good idea. Hats off. I proably wouldn't have shared that with everyone like you did. A fellow has to have some secrets. Bet in conjunction with the righ kind of call to get them out looking and you got a real thing going.

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yep..makes a squirrel noise. Can anyone say it actually called a squirrel?

Never really tried it, it was supposed to sound like a squirrel eating a nut, or so I was told. I had one of those rubber ones like mentioned above but never called any in with it.

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I bought a call a decade or 2 ago, and never had much luck with it. it had a bubber bellows that you could shake and a squeaker if you covered up the horn part and squeezed the rubber. Then i started tapping 2 empty shotgun shells together, 5 or 6 times, rapidly, then wait a few mins and repeat. worked ok I guess. Then one day sitting in my treestand deer hunting i saw a black and white cat come sneaking thru the brush, and every squirrel in 5 acres came out on a limb and started barking. I went to a toy store a few weeks later and bought a life size stuffed black and white cat. I keep it in a garbage bag untill i deploy it on a stump or log, move back about 60 yards or so and sit on my bucket seat and wait. I shoot my limit almost everytime in just under an hour or 2 with a scoped 22 lr. The trick is to shoot them, mark the kill mentally, and dont get up to get them until you are ready to leave.
This tactic has worked better than any call I ever tried.
That is such a cool idea! I got to look for a toy cat. Thanks Roland!

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Sometimes I think they were made to give you something to do till the squirrels come out.

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I have a Primos hand caller. It works about 70% of the time for locating. The bark upsets them enough to bark and chatter back to give up locations. The key I found if I sit for 20-30 mins, sometimes longer, and then hit 3 barks and a chatter. I've never had luck with the squeaks. That just brings in predators.
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I've been making game calls and squirrel calls for a lot of years. They do work. It's how they are tuned that sometimes makes a difference. A spooked squirrel will generally not respond at all. It's best to just remain quiet for a while till they settle down. The majority of squirrels will become excited, and start twitching their tails, and chattering. This helps you locate them for the shot, or holds them still while you line up. The key, like with any calling, is not to over do it. And as was previously mentioned. Every predator in the woods (air and land) will be hearing a dinner bell. So be prepared for the unexpected. LOL!

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