Curly Maple said:
That is such a cool idea! I got to look for a toy cat. Thanks Roland!roland45 said: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.
I've never been able to get a reaction that I could honestly attribute to a squirrel call. It could very well be the tuning is the most critical element. I'm hunting the same way everyone else seems to say they are...except not getting a result.5150 said: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.