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Old November 7, 2012, 12:47 PM   #26
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Anyone "barking" a squirrel is nuts. I have not witnessed firsthand, but heard a story or two of a squirrel hunter picking up what they thought was a dead squirrel and finding themselves being bit by a "tree rat."
I give mine a few good pokes with the barrel before retrieving.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:59 PM   #27
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Never encountered a "barking squirrel"

....Probably because I never did much hunting, but I can tell you I have met up with the "barking spider" and boy do they have some bad breath!


















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Old November 7, 2012, 02:14 PM   #28
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Never encountered a barking squirrel????

How do you call them otherwise?

As to getting bitten, pick them up and swing them immediately into the tree trunk. They won't survive.

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Old November 7, 2012, 02:17 PM   #29
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If you hunt long enough, you'll make mistakes.

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Anyone "barking" a squirrel is nuts.
True and years ago, when I only had a .50, I tried it and it worked. I often state that as hunters, we are not out there to hurt animals but rather to kill game that is in season. We shoud not hunt if we can't do our best to dispatch the game as humane as possible. ....

Just do your best, in your own best ways !! ...

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Old November 7, 2012, 02:20 PM   #30
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As to makers of Tennessee Squirrel rifles, my wife and I were driving east on US Hwy. 64 near Falls Creek Mill and noticed a historic marker. It gave the name of the gunmaker once located there (whose name I've forgotten) and he made "Tennessee Rifles" as I recall. It would have been in the cap-lock era. As I recall this was near Belevedere, Tennessee.

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Old November 8, 2012, 10:06 AM   #31
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I have not witnessed firsthand, but heard a story or two of a squirrel hunter picking up what they thought was a dead squirrel and finding themselves being bit by a "tree rat."
I give mine a few good pokes with the barrel before retrieving.
Animals always die with their eyes open.
If its eyes are closed then it's unconscious.
A squirrel startled me that way after falling from a tree top, so now I remember to check.
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