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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SW PA (Allegheny)
Thoughts on squirrel species...
Buck hunting is my passion, but squirrel hunting is my obsession.
I hate red squirrels.The kind you find near pines. I hate that they are mean and territorial . I hate when they bark and they always try to mess up my buck hunting. I get a special satisfaction from blasting them, unlike greys and fox's, I will use a 12 guage on them and smile while doing it.
Fox squirrels to me are the dumb ones. I have no respect for them, and love that they can get so big that you don't need many for good pot pies. I use only .22 for these guys.
Greys are the only squirrel I respect. They are quiet, sneaky, and challenging for me. I only use a .22 for them and I try to spot and stalk, not sit on a stand by home trees etc.
so I say Red's= bad, deserve to die.
fox squirrels= dumb, meaty.
Grey squirrel= good, challenging.
Is this just a regional thing? I have had others tell me that the red's near them are timid, the fox's are the brutes and the greys are dumb...
Any thoughts, or should I just quit with my squirrel analysis and go hunt some more in the morning? A friend of mine in connequenesing has had a white squirrel sighting on his property and has given me the green light to harvest it as long as I get it mounted. wish me luck- I have had a white squirrel on my bucket list for 12 years and only seen one 4 years ago at about 150 yards that i couldnt take (i use open sights on paps old .22).
<span style="font-weight: bold">BuckNinja</span> - <span style="font-style: italic">Dan</span> 2B Archery, 1A Firearms