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Old March 22, 2018, 12:49   #1
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Squirrel Invasion

Have four pecan trees at home and four at work, odd how that worked out. Because of the pecans and squirrel mostly unchecked it's a challenge to keep them out of house and work. House is brick with metal roof and work is concrete with metal roof but they always seem to find ways to infiltrate and hide pecans in attics. Used to keep count and every year would shoot over 300 at work before lost count and over 100 at home. Neighbors help some around the house as do feral cats and coyote.

At home have learned range of my match grade 10/22's so soon as realize opened the door they go for treeline at lake fast as possible but now I don't bother with rimfire and just bring 30 grain Varmint Grenades for the 22 Hornets up by the 100 count box. If they pause in sight they get zapped. Have motion sensors for alarms in attics at work and house. Best way to attack structures with alarms and real locks is come through roof and drop in ceiling plus can often get access to alarm wires. Somehow they have gotten in attic of shop and can't find point of entry so after two false alarms have the attic motions shunted till get issue fixed.

Today unlocked shop and spent first hour in front office on computer. Later went back through shop and heard commotion to see three squirrels running in circles freaking out when turned lights on. All ran in paint booth so closed door and went to get my 22 caliber pellet rifle. Opened door and one was on top of a Harley Davidson frame chattering at me so shot it in chest which caused it to jump and run to corner. Closed door and went to get a target 10/22 that use with 40 grain subsonic target ammo.

I shoot hundreds of squirrel per year with Aguila 60 grain Sniper Subsonic and most die instantly. Shot first with the 40 grain sub right above shoulder and he turned a flip then ran. Shot another up its @$$ and it ran, used to the 60 grain subs dropping them from 50 to 75 yards and the 40's were just wounding them at 10 to 20 feet. All I can figure is they were so pumped with adrenaline didn't realize were supposed to die. Shot third in head which did work but exiting bullet busted a light bulb as spray booth has lots of lights. Went to find the wounded pair which both backed up to wall and with muzzle just a few feet away (had to point shoot as scope would not focus) the point blank range shots just sent them running in a tizzy again. Two shots in each and running leaking blood everywhere so closed the door then went back in 20 minutes and cleaned up the remains.

Now it's war, since the have gotten smart at work and learned to cross property line past rimfire range when I come out looks like I am going to have to thread a 22 magnum or Hornet for a can. Called animal control just for grins to see if they would do anything but said they couldn't to call a pest removal service to trap them. Going to suppress a bigger 22 caliber and try poison as sick of them. Used to be fun diversion to shoot a few squirrel per day but now they are in the building and am going to go Kujo on them. Any ideas of how to kill squirreloading in mass? If shoot a dozen today a dozen more will take their place tomorrow. TwO sides of property adjoins city limits where no shooting is allowed. My building is city as well as neighbor next door and across street but can't shoot across the road. Need a way to kill them wholesale.
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Old March 22, 2018, 15:16   #2
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Like you said, if you kill them, others will take their place.
A small dog (like a terrier) may be your best bet, as the squirrels will quickly learn to avoid a predator.
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Old March 22, 2018, 16:08   #3
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maybe try those rat bait traps they put out by the loading docks at warehouse stores?
if you put them up in your trees shouldn't be a threat to your dog or other ground based critters.
I put bait blocks on my roof last year and got rid of a family of coons (and some squirrels)that were gnawing the shingles something fierce
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Old March 22, 2018, 18:40   #4
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varmits

kill the food and they will leave. Chainsaw time.
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Yesterday our boxer killed a squirrel and left it laying in the driveway behind the house.

An hour or so later I happened to be looking out the window and a hawk flew in and carried it off.

Squirrel dead. No body to dispose of.

Buy a boxer and a hawk

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I hate squirrels, they drive the dogs nuts and keep them barking. I don't have so many that I cant control them with my .410 pump, but I can imagine building a trap that would just keep dumping them in a cage. Then throw the badass cat in there to finish them off. Frank (the cat) hates them too. He likes to leave chunks on the porch to validate his existence.
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I use CCI Mini-Mag HP in my 10-22
or #6 shot in my Vepr-12 with x-full choke.

Usually am the most successful firing from concealment.
In my open orchard I can only get close enough with a portable shooting blind. I have to sit in blind for about 15 min and then they start coming out. They don't seem to be as afraid of the noise as they are if they see you.

As you know this takes a considerable amount of time.

I feel your pain. A single squirrel can eat and store up to 50 lbs. of nuts.
At current prices that is $40 - $50 so I justify it by the math. Two squirrels and hour is $80 - $100. It goes up from there.
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Old March 22, 2018, 21:30   #8
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I use paintballs filled with pepper powder. Pop one over their heads and let the pepper settle down on them. Drives them mad. Funny as hell watching lying on a branch panting like a dog with their legs hanging down to cool off. After a while ( a couple of days) they quit coming around. I live inside the city limits and am pretty sure the local PD would not smile at me using a 22 to reduce that critter population.
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Good luck with those pecan trees, my buddy hade a few in his yard and those dam things would get at them no matter what. Good luck with your hunt.
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If think pecan trees are bad ought to have fig trees. When our figs are just beginning to mature and not quite ready to pick squirrels travel from all over the south to attack our figs. Luckily I have fought off every attempt for city to annex my property and why two sides are city and two county based on how hard headed property owners are. Same fire station dispatches if fire alarm pops, same water line and utilities but have to wait on Sherrifs Department instead of P.D. but have friends on P.D. that keep a sharp eye when patrolling street as both have to do so. One has suppressed rimfire and on occasion see a patrol car pull in parking lot, window come down a couple inches and puff of smoke from my surveillance cameras.

Always let the bodies lie where they fall home and work. Feral cats get most but at house on occasion coyote come in for free meal. Being 1/4 mile from new city limits at house and surrounded by city at work there are zillions of squirrel. Been a 30 year battle and actually enjoy the endless stream of killimg. Only use Aguila Sniper Subsonic 60 grain rimfire for squirrel and groundhogs. Go through almost two bricks per year and rule is no misses, if not 100% sure of shot don't take it and the 60 grain drop them everytime but the 40 grain match pisses them off.

We now have ground hogs and coyote in city and lots of small yip dogs are being grabed by coyote from leashes as owners take for walk. Our stupid rules of no shooting in city have created an ecosystem of small, skinny overabundance of small varmints. Some may think its not ethical but now have a new personal policy in city. If see squirrel, ground hog or coyote in road and can change my line withour crossing centerline run them over in my truck. Yesterday turned off main road onto road shop is located and groundhog was crossing road and tried to sprint for the ditch across my lane and became roadkill. Have whacked a few coyote in city limits that choose to not get clear of roadway quickly enough. Have one street can see more than one coyote almost every trip across it. Use it often hoping to see one in my lane but due to L-Back curbs can't hop up on sidewalks which means have to be lucky to get a line on one.

Am not cutting my mature pecan trees. Have been working on wrapping the eve's of both buildings with aluminum and mostly done at house. Last that got in chewed hole through support bottled to side of house for deck allowing entry between suspended ceiling of basement and floor of upstairs. Now keep fresh rat poison with peanut butter swapped out each spring and fall in case they find way around metal flashing added. They find any chinck in metal to get in attic and see them or hear them chewing in side of house all the time. The Hornet is really doing the job at house at culling them when run out of rimfire range. When figs come in or pecans mature they go stupid and I have a killing spree. Would never have believed could kill over 300 per year and always have fresh victims. Kill over a dozen ground hogs in each neighbors yard which keeps them from establishing themselves in mine. Neighbors have asked me to do so and like squirrel if leave where they lie later get to shoot coyote.

Penetrating the old flat rubber roof of shop under the trusses steel roof to gain entry of building is anot her rule changer. Only fooD is in refrigerator or steel storage containers so unsure why getting in building now but shop does have indoor range and concrete walls so except for being careful about shooting equipment or supplies, it's game on if they get inside. Not had rats or mice in years and now have to bear down on path in holes with metal and killing outside before get inside. Took my big A5 loaded with duplex rounds and removed all nests from trees and was suprised how many squirrel hit the ground as swept the nests till totally gone. I like killing varmints so it's kind of fun long as keep property damage minimized.
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Old March 23, 2018, 10:48   #11
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Yes, removing the good source will help
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Old March 23, 2018, 11:37   #12
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How about traps - I am sure some ingenuity can be gathered. You say they get up into the attic space etc.... How about those shot gun shell triggers! They walk through a pipe set off a sensor and the shell goes off and shocks the critter to death - or a repeater! perhaps a dustbin with a flip top and bait. They jump up for a placed load of nuts, and they flip into the dustbin 1/4 full of water - I am sure you could be creative!

Watch this 'proven' Squirrel genocide 'how to' video - lots of jibberjabba until the 2.25 minute mark!


or this Co2 mechanism -

or this -


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Very odd timing but went by house at lunch to check on wife. There was a crew of men working on house next door with trailer that said "Vinyl & Aluminum Siding". Neighbor was watching them work so walked over and asked what was up. Said squirrels were invading his house so bad had to do something so the crew was wrapping the eves and fascia boards with mix of aluminum and coated metal. His brick is masonry as well with shingle roof but the squirrel are chewing through eves and getting in attic them coning down walls and popping out all over the house, even basement.

Saw me piecing mine as time permits and said can't do himself so hiring it done. Rear of house I have not completed because its a 25 foot drop to hard pack except where deck is and did that part off step ladder. Also have some areas around peaks of eves each end still unfinished so asked the guy who owned the business if interested in finishing mine. Have a 28 foot extension ladder and dislike using it and afraid driving bucket truck across septic tank will cause more issues than squirrels. 28,000 GVWR truck in the septic tank might suck. Have about 30 feet each end of rear of house and last ten feet to peak of eve on either end but his price to wrap exactly 100 feet using materials already on site was appalling so will get the big ladder out soon as can talk a couple friends into helping.

Started trapping as a kid. Fox pelts helped pay or my first few guns bought with money earned myself and have a triple set of most popular sizes for small to medium fur bearing granimals found in southeast. Only dead of winter or tail end of winter fox were worth anything from the northeast Georgia mountains as summers are son hot most critters only have decent fur a couple or three months out of the year. We had a few bobcat wandering around the farm back then but dad said not to purposely trap any. Did catch a few raccoons but so many coon hunters were not very valuable around here.


Where I made best money as a kid was trapping beaver and being paid a bounty direct by landowners along with trapping and killing other varmints. Had one turnip farmer that paid me $20 per groundhog back in the 1970's and for a teen that was big money in the day. He did not allow me to trap them as had a lot of dogs and had found one in somebody's trap which loss of a good coon dog was a bad thing around here. Had a couple corn farmers that paid me to shoot crow starting the day after planting and till corn plants got too big a crow could not pulll the plant out of ground to eat the seed portion. One paid a buck per crow then the other raised him to two bucks as they planted same time. Shoot a couple dozen crow in a day and was lots of fun plus plenty of primer and pwder money in the 70's as well.

Always wanted to catch an otter but were hard to find and lots of work for nothing so didn't put any effort into them but once. There are lots of ways to rap squirrel and rat traps attached to tree limbs works well but at house cant get my bucket truck in back yard. At work have put many a trap in trees and will catch a fair number then suddenly they smarten up like learning the range of a rimfire then sitting on limb chattering at you like they are flipping you a bird. The 22 Hornet deals death but they know when my truck pulls out they have free reign.

Anyone know if electric fence will discourage them if not touching anything grounding them? could run a set of insulators around underside edge of even denying them access of going up chimney and walls. they can also use the deck to get to the eves. My guess if just will get done with all the metal work will at least keep them out of the house and can keep the murdering spree going. Trapping looks much easier but shooting is more fun. Am thinking now about a trap or traps that catch them then has a little gating system like a horse or cattle corral that allows one in at time as open the trap door then can open other end to release then as the run can shoot them.

Gives them a sporting chance of escape and like shooting skeet could pull the string, release a squirrel from the trap and zap it as runs. Then would have t start doing "doubles" to increase the challenge and if catch enough invite friends over. Maybe set up traps at work then take the captured victims home for release to run the gauntlet of fire. This is sounding like a great idea, live trap then release in controlled manner at home and shoot them like its free. Going to enter this years Georgia Coyote Challenge. Some counties pay $10 per dead coyote but have to haul their dead @$$ in for the bounty and might burn more gas than would get unless carried in several per trip. I like killing varmints.
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only one answer

remove the food source ! !
replant with other tree types in fall.
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Air rifles inside city limits are the answer to "small" amounts of PESTS.
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My air rifle has served with great distinction over the years to dispose of, skunks, raccoon, rabbits, rats, squirrels, pest birds, etc.
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If your problem is that big . . . . . remove the food source.
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I actually am fond of my squirrels. I don't have too many and they stay out of the roof, and gives my dog some exercise chasing them. Squirrels in South Africa were rare, I mean almost like wolverine rare here, so I let then live for the most part. My wife on the other hand, wants to kill all squirrels and possums on sight..
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remove the food source ! !
replant with other tree types in fall.
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Air rifles inside city limits are the answer to "small" amounts of PESTS.
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My air rifle has served with great distinction over the years to dispose of, skunks, raccoon, rabbits, rats, squirrels, pest birds, etc.
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If your problem is that big . . . . . remove the food source.
Sixty plus year old mature pecan trees that provide majority of shade around both locations. If replanted with oak or other quality hardwood odds are I would be dead and buried before large enough to provide the shade my mature pecan trees do and then would have no pecans either. They are part of my SHTF end of civilized world plan. Pecans to eat plus will draw in animals to shoot for additional food.

Wife loves fresh figs as well and if have to spend rest of my life shooting squirrel will just keep my trigger skills sharp. But layering with some of the trap options seems like it might make the job easier even if club them in the head with a stick after caught. Will keep hardening home as makes makes it more maintenance free, reduces chance of fire wrapping what little wood is left in metal and rather than scrape, sand and repaint eve's every few years will just have to pressure wash as materials using have a longer life expectancy on finish than I do now. If cut the pecan trees at home would most likely wake up on morning soon after with fork stabbed through my eye and wife sweating to cops it was suicide.
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Peanut Butter + Cyanide= No squirrels. Put it up in the trees so none of your dogs get dosed. I don't believe care for Peanut Butter but who knows, you may get 2 for 1 in that deal.

Baiting traps with Peanut Butter works too. Grand Pa got commodity Peanut Butter to lure the squirrels away from his bird feeders. It worked but he pretty well cornered the market on the little beggars in Southern Pines for a number of years. Over half of the barrel was left when he passed away. One of the neighbors took it over when the house sold.
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Peanut Butter + Cyanide= No squirrels. Put it up in the trees so none of your dogs get dosed. I don't believe care for Peanut Butter but who knows, you may get 2 for 1 in that deal.
When my dad retired fifth time started building high dollar bird houses and feeders. Would go to fall festivals and big fairs selling bird houses at prices up to $500 each and could pull in a couple grand in a day at right venue. Actually built a custom camper shell with fold up sides and rear to display his bird houses and feeders. Birds are odd and based on design of house or feeder can attract specific species of birds that might have special meaning to someone or be good for removing a certain lawn/garden insect they want to control so he was always putting up houses and feeders to test if they attracted species he wanted and squirrel went Chernobyl on him.

He did the poison thing and some as we're dying but not dead had dogs eat squirrel and get really sick with one small one dying. Also began to find sick and dying scavengers around his place. Have to think about poison outside of house but neighbor has the most aggrevating dog that if ate a dozen poison squirrel would make my wife's life much better as he howls at sunrise like a rooster. I am already up so it's minor issue for me. Some of those trap designs look easy and effective. Just load with a few nice pecans and their last meal.

Finishing squirrel proofing house will be big help. Do same to work and what don't trap keep shooting. Hard to believe can shoot over 300 per year every year for over a decade and there seem to be more now than when started. The removing food source crowd go home and cut down your wives four favorite trees and pull up her there favorite bushes. For me means calling a tree service now to not hurt house and clean up yard, stump grinding service and then have four little container grown trees size of twigs with no shade and mad wife. Nope, not spending a few grand to piss off the wife and plenty of people around here without them have same problem. Actually been stories in local paper and talk radio about issues people are having. Did Google search and we now have ten wildlife removal services advertising in town now not counting pest control companies.
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Im at the edge of city limits. No shooting from, into or over city lands, not even pallet guns. Our yard seems to be a squirrel sanctuary. When we moved in, our neighbor asked what we were going to do with the black walnut tree. What???
I know now what he was talking about. You need a construction helmet in the fall to pass the tree and the damn squirrels toss m at ya. We even got albinos here. I tried the fake owl with the twisting head, but they dont care. A suppressed 22 out of the back door would do it, but Im not going to take the risk. Ive seen coyotes around here, I wouldnt mind them being even closer.
May have to look at the poison route.
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I have two property lines at work that across fence is zoned city and other two along with my lots are zoned county. Used suppressed rifle with Kidd barrel, nice 2 pound trigger and 22 rimfire BDC scope. Make sure no shot go into city or miss. Sometimes have to let a few walk but when sure pop them. If they stop on side of tree where a miss or shoot through means hit tree trunk and they die. Even with passing on half the ones I see as risky shots still get to kill a couple hundred a year with low risk shots.
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fry those critters & make gravy from the roux, you is wastin food boy.
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I like that A24 rodent trap from New Zealand. A little pricey but just what I need.
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OK! Here We Go!

First clean Your Squirrels and rinse well. Cut the quarters off. Split them to get them off. Shoulders and Hams are good. The ribs ain't much and not really worth fooling with. Spread them out and Beat them down to about 1/4 inch with a tenderizing hammer, add a dash of salt for now, we'll season it later. Place them in a bowl, covered in Butter-Milk, overnight.
In the Morning, get a bowl of flour and ad salt, pepper, a dash of cumin and a dash of red pepper. Take the squirrel and batter them and lay them out on a pan, plate or something not to stack them. Save the Flour mix. Set them in a cold fridge for now.
Get a frying pot and Frying pan out. The frying pot needs to be slow warming with oil. In the Fry Pan go ahead and cook some eggs and set aside.
Start some biscuits in the oven. I don't make homemade biscuits but there are some good frozen bag biscuits. Whatever, get a mess going!
In the fry pan start about 5-6 strips of bacon.
Take the Sguirrel out of the fridge and batter again in the flour. This time when you lay them out, Put them in the freezer.
In the fry pan, you're gonna fix White Gravy. Take the Bacon out and You are gonna add 2-3 heeping spoons of flower and about two coffee cups of water. You need to stir this well with a fork and don't let anything clump or burn. You can cheat a little by putting the flour and water in a Mason jar and shaking it until it is thoroughly mixed. Then add it to the warm Bacon grease. KEEP STIRRING!
By this point the squirrel is ready to go! Drop them in the fry grease and slow fry(that means kinda a low fry heat) until golden-brown.
While they are frying, add about a coffee cup and a half of white milk(low/2% OK). Stir it well and don't let anything stick!
Get the Biscuits out the Oven!!!!
Ok, at this point You have fried Squirrel on Paper-towels. Eggs ready, a mess of Biscuits and Gravy.
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After you Master this, You will Never have ANY problems with excess annoying squirrels or anything like that!

PS: The Squirrels should be fine this time of year. If it has been regularly warm or Hot, the Old practice was to not hunt Squirrel until after the first frost. In the warmer months, they'll get these mights on them but they will be clearly obvious on/in the skin.
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I've got one of those A24 traps on the way from Amazon so we will see how well it works.
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Hardheaded pretty much won the thread. For those of you who realize that dark meat is superior to light meat, squirrel is hard to beat.

My brother and I went squirrel hunting in February for the first time since we were kids. Saw countless squirrels when we were hunting deer in January. Even had a squirrel walk up to me while I was sitting on the ground. I guess they saw that Savage .270 and took notice.

Because I damn sure didn't see a single one in February when we had the .22's out.
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One of my great aunts up till her death would cook up a big batch of squirrel dumplings anytime we dropped off enough. She did the cleaning and skinning just like the chickens for Sunday dinner. Men folk process the bigger items in my family and women the smaller. My grandmother was heck with a hatchet when she went in the chicken pen and mom would but didn't like it. I let the feral cats eat them or wait for the coyotes. Got a triple from tree at work the other day then double from same tree same day. Have figured out which tree they are using to access house and getting one or two every couple days. When able need to trim some limbs.
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The A24 trap is here and hopefully I will have time to get it set up tomorrow.
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Last night had wrath of God flooding rain and wife said heard squirrels in the attic. When got home from Saturday morning Bible study, trip by work, every tool shop in town, LGS back and forth getting tools for them were two squirrels in the main leaping off tree to eve of house. By time got to side door, unlocked, grabbed the Hornet they were clear of rear fence and high in the Poplar trees outside of fence. Had clear shot on one and dropped him clean then other went for a nest so came in. Few minutes later wife spotted the other working way back into yard so slipped out and we did the dance. Squirrel tried to maneuver and keep to blind side of trees or make fast moves as went for next tree.

Finally got a clean shot at abut 60 yards, had the first stage taken up and shot through shoulder but hit low and his opposite front leg fell off and he jumped up on limb trying to balance all blower up and missing a front leg. Wife was watching from kitchen window and heard her break squelch and in earpiece said hit tad low and removed the opposite leg high and he just didn't know he wasn't dead yet, don't waste another dime on second Varmint Grenade. He just sat there wobbling about 20 seconds then just fell off limb and hit gourd next to his leg dead as a stone.

Have orders before leaves fully bloom to take one of the big Browning A5's with load of duplex shells and sweep all the nests from trees. We leave during winter as know they will usually run for a nest and can get some lead and wait for them to pause. Summer is coming, leaves will obscure them if get that high so this weekend is nest removal duty. Wife and I use varmint killing as live fire tactical practice for zombies. She glasses the yard when have multiple targets and as I focus on one she keeps eyes out for others and spots shots. Unsure if need a couple clicks of elevation adjustment or if steep angle of some recent shots have caused low hits getting a lot of hits low shoulder instead of high and removing their hearts and lungs. Seen more front legs amputated lately than in past years but the Varmint Grenades are he!! on squirrel as come apart abut time of exit as the disentigrate inside of ground hogs and coyote just shutting them down, often with no exit wounds 100% energy dump in varmint.

The new mostly Kidd built 10/22 is proving to be heck on chipmunks and wife enjoys spotting them for me. Having a well trained spotter almost doubles my efficiency at killing yard vermin and wife cheers now to see a squirrel come apart under the force of the 30 grain varmint grenades in the Hornet using on squirrel. Have a 22 K-Hornet loaded with 36 grain Varmint Grenades for ground hogs and coyote. Have to make sure and grab correct rifle as the 36 grain bullets don't come apart fast enough in squirrel or at all if use on chipmunks. The 30 grain grenades are clocking 3,380 fps from the Hornet and the 36 grain at 3,310 from the K-Hornet. Droppedal several smallish doe with the K-Hornet and 36 grain Varmint Grenades last season. All fell like had a stroke or hit by lightning. Bullet in ear, no exit but their eyeballs come out of the sockets. Wife thinks that kind of gross and doesn't look too close.

So today we are running tactical zombie training using the radios, her with spotting scope and binoculars while I slip round yard with the Savage single shot Hornet killing squirrel. Good for her to get good at prioritizing which target should come next in the call out, spotting where each round hits then getting me back on next squirrel in the kill box. Since the first pair early have three singles and another pair. There were three when got second double but third got clear and pretty sure he became one of the singles later. Now parked on sofa ordering AR parts waiting for a call out while wife is glassing back yard for next squirrel to enter the death zone. Letting her decide which door I exit from and route to take to get best angle. Twice she could have routed me better which we discussed in after action debriefing. If the zombies ever do appear, wife has become a darn good spotter.
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Yesterday noticed the leaves are coming in thick enough that squirrel nests are getting hard to see clearly but not totally obscured. Pulled some home brew duplex rounds which are 3" magnum 12 gauge and loaded with maximum load of #4 buck and BB's. Big ugly destroy whatever they hit rounds, grabbed a scatter gun and screwed in an extra full turkey choke, then put two rounds in each nest. First round on two nests and literally launched squirrel in the air and hit the ground dead. Second shot and other nests due to size were shredded but not totally removed due to protection of limbs. Did rip them up well and have to assume anything in them at time was dead and usually if go outside squirrel make a run for the nests.

Yesterday at work literally had the suppressed 10/22 running like a nail gun. The house next door, business next door and behind me were all unoccupied and actually undergoing renovation and used it to stay busy on rodent duty before leaves get thick. Managed to kill a bakers dozen while keeping busy which must be stupid season because instead of going up and away after first died most were going to ground and running in confused circles. Plan to keep working them hard as I can till leaves get thick then take any safe opportunity till figs and pecans come in and go kujo on them.
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The A24 trap works. Claimed it's first two victims.
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May dad used to raise deer. He was always over run with squirrels, but one year he was overrun with Chipmunks. That summer when I came to visit, I shot over 100 chipmunks in the first 3 days then stopped counting. By day 11, I was down to only shooting two that day. I go home and two weeks later, I am talking to my dad on the phone, and he is complaining about having to shoot blackbirds as hundreds started to show up at once at the deer feeders. I tell him, "At least I got rid of the chipmunks." He replies with, "you can't even tell you shot any now." Rodents suck.

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Yummmm Squirrel , I like squirrel on a open fire , slow roast .
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