I haven't hunted squirls in many, many, years. Since I was a kid and went with my uncle.
I wouldn't recommend his method but it worked. He carried a single shot bolt action 22, a double bitted ax and a couple dogs.
The dogs would tree the squire, he'd chop down the tree and shoot the squirel.
Then it would be squirel and dumplings. A lot of work but we didn't have a lot of money, we killed or grew most of what we ate.
I'm sure tree huggers wouldn't approve of his method but we didn't go hungry.
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USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
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