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Father and son day

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:24 pm
by glenn
Yesterday we had 3 fathers and each of us had a son with us. Actually, my son had his future father-in-law and brother-in-law as one of the pairs. It was a pretty good day and we had a ton of fun. One of them told me they thought squirrel hunting was supposed to be a one shot, one kill sport. That was right after he asked my son how many shells his gun held. But heck, at least he made the squirrel move so we could kill him. There were times it sounded like new year eve. I'm just glad I don't have to buy ammo for him anymore.

Anyway, we wound up bringing 15 out of the woods. We let at least another 6 get in holes after we shot them out of the tree. We don't shoot one on the ground, or coming down the tree so no one gets shot. If you've never squirrel hunted with a dog on a good day you need to give it a try. It's a blast. My health app showed me walking over 14,000 steps, about 6 miles and this was in the hills. I got my workout for the day.

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We got part of them in one picture and one of the boys is holding all 15 in the other.

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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:10 pm
by LadyHunter
Sounds like a great time and lots of memories

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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:44 am
by terry08
I smell dumplings cooking.

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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:15 pm
by dustygoodson
yea what terry said :ylsuper:

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:07 am
by gtk
:ylsuper:

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:00 am
by quigleysharps4570
Sounds like you all had a great time. What was the choice of firearm for those involved?

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:10 pm
by glenn
quigleysharps4570 wrote:Sounds like you all had a great time. What was the choice of firearm for those involved?


The little guy had a 410 over and under and most of the rest of us had 20 gauge shotguns. I know a lot of people think you are cheating with anything but a 22, but I feel like I'm at a disadvantage with a shotgun. Those little boogers are fast and I am not.


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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:31 pm
by quigleysharps4570
Nothing wrong with a shotgun...don't have to pass on near as many shots. For years all I've used is a muzzleloader...been many times I would've taken home more squirrels if I'd a had a shotgun. ;)

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:18 am
by glenn
quigleysharps4570 wrote:Nothing wrong with a shotgun...don't have to pass on near as many shots. For years all I've used is a muzzleloader...been many times I would've taken home more squirrels if I'd a had a shotgun. ;)


What caliber do you use for squirrels? I've seen people use a muzzleloader shotgun before, even then one shot is all you get. However, it sounds like you are using a solid ball. As far as passing shots, if you saw my vest pockets when I leave the truck and again when I return, you would not accuse me of passing on any shots.


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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:50 pm
by quigleysharps4570
My little .40 caliber flintlock has been my favorite for several years now. In the past, my favorite way was to hunt with the same rifle I used for deer. A .50 and .54 loaded down for squirrels kept me in tune with that rifle year round. ;)

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:40 pm
by saddaddykiller
when I used to squirrel hunt it was 1 shot 1 kill with shotgun but that was without dogs...was that at your place mr glenn?

Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:14 pm
by glenn
quigleysharps4570 wrote:My little .40 caliber flintlock has been my favorite for several years now. In the past, my favorite way was to hunt with the same rifle I used for deer. A .50 and .54 loaded down for squirrels kept me in tune with that rifle year round. ;)


I figured you were using something smaller, not that 40 caliber is small, but compared to a 50 or 54 it is.


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Re: Father and son day

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:18 pm
by glenn
saddaddykiller wrote:when I used to squirrel hunt it was 1 shot 1 kill with shotgun but that was without dogs...was that at your place mr glenn?


No that was in Jefferson county. The little guy and his dad did hunt with us in our place earlier this year and I think we got 11 that day. Saturday one of my great nephews was at our place hunting without a dog. I heard he shot about a box of shells to get 2, lol.


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