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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northampton, County
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.
This tactic has worked better than any call I ever tried.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Wayne LaPierre 12/21/12