Nice squirel! i need to get some red foxs i see them but usually end up with greys, iv got a whole box of salted grey skins.. i see your 17hmr doesnt do as much damage as my 22wmr obviously because there heads are not missing haha.
Yea I use the 40gr tmjs they dont expand but yea they get messy like entire head gone messy... I still like a flat shooting rifle though the 22lr is like too high or too low nomatter where your standing I mean it works but the 17 or wmr is a much better guns.
This is the honest truth... I have shot over 100 fox squirrels since I started hunting in the late 70's. I have not shot a grey for years, not that Ive not seen them its just that I dont want to. Fox squirrels if you are looking for them head to Bedford county and look for farm land pastures with hickory nut trees and large trees boarding the fields, thats where they are at. Not saying you wont find them deeper in the woods. I love squirrel hunting more than anything else and spend alot of time during the second season hunting them. Im not one for stalking them. I just like to sit and let them come to me all day long. Fox squirrels like to leave the nests or dens later than the greys so getting in the woods before light is not a major factor. I have seen the most activity around 10 till 12 then again from 2 till dark. If you want big ones head to Mercer, Jamestown or Greenville. If you are close to Johnstown look me up and I would be glad to take you to some good spots in Bedford
Ed, it was a pleasure to have you up for the weekend of fox squirrel hunting. My woods is a once selective cut woods that was a pasture with hickory and oak. Corn fields really draw them well. Spaced out nut trees also are a give away. Years ago we would gather (about 5 of us ) in what would be my future woods and shoot a limit each of fox squirrel and have a feed. Really fun, and with good food. Those fox squirrel are large and heavy with lots of meat. We use .22, .22 mag, .22 hornet or shotgun (16, 20, .410 ga. These critters are a blast to hunt. Gary U