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Online Gordon Jabben

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Squirrel hunting
« on: January 07, 2015, 12:29:00 PM »
I started off well. Took four squirrels two days in a row with Molly. A dog is such an advantage and really adds to the fun.  I always look forward to deer season winding down so I can hunt small game. 60# 21st Century bow and wood arrows. New camera Panasonic zs40.
   
   

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 02:12:00 PM »
Congrats Gordon. that is some pretty good shooting, especially on those always moving Bushytails.

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 04:12:00 PM »
Gordon,
              That is a nice bunch of Fox squirrels!

                                 Good Hunting,
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 04:50:00 PM »
Wow that's great shooting, you guys must have a bunch if those big fellas or you just got a great spot. Congrats to you and Molly!!
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 07:24:00 PM »
Nice shootin brother! Congrats
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 07:51:00 PM »
Nice shooting. Congrats on the fine eating.
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 09:49:00 PM »
Thanks guys.  The dog should get the credit.  It's a lot easier when Molly tells me which trees they are in.

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 12:27:00 AM »
Outstanding.
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 08:43:00 AM »
Nice shooting!  I'll never forget the first time I got to see those big fox squirrels in the flesh.  I was in Indiana for 3 weeks to bowhunt with a good buddy.  He had told me about the tree rats as big as house cats. I thought he was talking it up a bit,  being used to only seeing the greys we have over east.  Turns out he wasnt....and I remember an instance where one of those little fellas was up an adjacent tree to me about 4 ft away looking like it was ready to pounce cuz he didnt approve of my being there.  I barely got out of there alive  :laughing:  !!!!

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 10:19:00 AM »
I live in NE Oklahoma, north of Tulsa and we have about a fifty fifty mix of fox and greys.  A little further west and they are all fox squirrels.  Greys are so much harder to get. Besides being a smaller target, they just don't stick around as long especially with the dog barking treed. In the pictures, one of the squirrels is a grey and that's about my average, I will get about one out of eight to be a grey.  LMNS, I have been there.  Fox squirrels at times show little fear of someone in a treestand and you feel like they are going to pounce on you at any time. LOL

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 05:19:00 PM »
Way to go!

Congrats,

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 06:08:00 PM »
Great shooting and a fine cache. Congrats to you and Molly!
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 07:47:00 PM »
Man that's some good shooting , Congrats.....

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 09:26:00 PM »
Gordon, you are one shootin' son of a gun! I've got a good recipe for squirrel casserole if you need to change up the menu....looks like you have quite a few, so I wouldn't want ya to get tired of it too quick. Lol.

And Molly only gets half of the credit. She could find 'em for me all day long, but I doubt if I connect with anywhere near as many as you do!

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2015, 09:39:00 AM »
Gordon, what kind of dog is Molly? Nice shooting!

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2015, 10:34:00 AM »
Greg, she's a Boykin Spaniel.  Over the years, this is my third Boykin.  All were good squirrel dogs but probably not as good as a mountain cur. Great companions but they need lots of attention.

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2015, 04:17:00 PM »
Great shooting!!!

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2015, 03:22:00 PM »
Congrats on the nice mess of squirrels!

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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2015, 07:33:00 PM »
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Originally posted by LookMomNoSights:
Nice shooting!  I'll never forget the first time I got to see those big fox squirrels in the flesh.  I was in Indiana for 3 weeks to bowhunt with a good buddy.  He had told me about the tree rats as big as house cats. I thought he was talking it up a bit,  being used to only seeing the greys we have over east.  Turns out he wasnt....and I remember an instance where one of those little fellas was up an adjacent tree to me about 4 ft away looking like it was ready to pounce cuz he didnt approve of my being there.  I barely got out of there alive   :laughing:   !!!!
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Re: Squirrel hunting
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2015, 09:27:00 PM »
fire up the BBQ
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