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Old 02-05-2015, 07:32 PM
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Default 1st Squirrel!

Lane out of school early today. Half day and I took a little time to pick him up and take him squirrel hunting.

I took him to Cedar Creek to try our luck. Very windy and not the best of conditions, but we managed to get on a couple of bushytails.

We were slowly walking down a fire break when I spied a solid black fox squirrel pancaked up against a pine.

I pointed him out to Lane and we got in position for him to take a shot. I knelt down behind him and let the buttstock sit up against my chest. That's all I do now, he aimed, said he had a good shot, so I told him to shoot when he was ready. He pulled the trigger and winged the squirrel in one of his back legs. He tree hopped for about a 100yds and we followed. Lane had another shot and missed him............ No worries. He got up in the fork of another tree and was pretty well hidden. I asked Lane if I could help a bit and he handed over the .410.

I purposely aimed low to scare that squirrel out of the fork. It worked and the first shot that hit him was starting to wear him down. He tried to jump to another tree but missed his mark and hit the ground. I gave Lane another shell and told him to make the shot count. He made a great shot and the squirrel, his first kill was down for the count!

We celebrated a bit, took some pics and decided to walk back to the truck. On the way back a nice blonde phase fox squirrel ran across the path and tried to hide in a white oak. I told Lane to get ready and he said he wanted me to get one too! I tried to talk him into pulling the trigger, but he was insistent that I get me one too. He's a generous little fella. I took aim and dropped it out of the oak. Now we both had a fox squirrel in the vest and we were good to go!!

I'm going to get his squirrel mounted for him. I've always wanted to get a black phase fox squirrel mounted. We cleaned my squirrel and are going to have her fried for an appetizer before dinner tomorrow.

Making good memories!

Here are a few pictures.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:57 PM
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That's great stuff Tommy. Times neither one of you will ever forget!!!
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:06 PM
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Cool deal. I grew up squirrel hunting with dogs and was always infatuated with fox squirrels. Congrats the the little man.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:14 PM
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So...did you find any turkeys?
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:42 PM
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So...did you find any turkeys?
Seen a little sign.

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Old 02-05-2015, 09:07 PM
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good work iil lackey. my kids have put a freakin hurting on the squirrel population this year. I've turned them loose to hunt on their own and they've whacked em pretty good.
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Atta boy Lane

Great job Tommy. Memories of a lifetime.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:18 PM
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good work iil lackey. my kids have put a freakin hurting on the squirrel population this year. I've turned them loose to hunt on their own and they've whacked em pretty good.
Good Stuff! Lol! A kid who's figured it out, is the deadliest predator in the woods!

My 12yr old self back in the day could out shoot me, see more things to kill, and flat just out hunt me in my 36 yr old body now. Lol!
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Cool deal. I grew up squirrel hunting with dogs and was always infatuated with fox squirrels. Congrats the the little man.
Me too! Never know what color the ones you see might be.
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That's awesome!!


I like the part where he winged him in the back leg
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:33 PM
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Congrats to both of you!
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That's awesome!! I like the part where he winged him in the back leg
Lolz
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That's awesome!!


I like the part where he winged him in the back leg
Made you read the rest of the story didn't it?

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only lackey would have a 2 page story for a squirrel. i bet if you had us in person the story would take around 40 minutes to tell.
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only lackey would have a 2 page story for a squirrel. i bet if you had us in person the story would take around 40 minutes to tell.
That's a fair guesstimate.
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