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jbord39 04-03-2018 07:00 PM

squirrels w/ rimfire
 
Hey guys I want to take my daughter squirrel hunting but am having a hard time finding a place that allows rimfire around central TX (Austin specifically).

I have heard sometimes timber companies or pecan orchards would allow squirrel hunting. I wouldn't mind paying a little bit. Any info would be great.

Junkers88 04-03-2018 07:06 PM

Bump to keep this in my feed. If you find a place let us know. I'd love to take my little girl squirrel hunting with a .22.

texasrazor 04-03-2018 07:43 PM

Jbord sent you a pm

NightStalker 04-04-2018 10:36 PM

Damm shame. 8 years ago you could hunt tree rats at granger WMA with .22. Only shotgun now. All COE parks in central Texas are shotgun only.

NightStalker 04-04-2018 10:45 PM

looks like you can hunt squirrel with rifle at Luminent unit 607 in the public lands booklet. 1-31 May

jbord39 04-06-2018 05:39 PM

Thanks, I’ll check out Luminant. I saw that on google maps and it just looks like a treeless field... anyone been out there?

DFWPI 04-07-2018 12:41 AM

Probably a lot better shot than I was at that age. Grew up in Louisiana and started squirrel hunting at 6. .410 shotgun all the way....

NightStalker 04-07-2018 11:23 PM

I have hunted there 4 times. east part is open field, west is heavily wooded If you have something with big tires you can come in off the south access road, the one that enters from hwy 7, not the east gate off FM 937

Frederick D. Be 04-07-2018 11:26 PM

I hunted tree rats when I was a youngster with both 20 gauge and .22. So much fun either way. We used to hunt them in GW forest in Front Royal Virginia...what a great time!

Havalon 04-20-2018 02:09 AM

UGH. I hope you find place. There is nothing better than hunting squirrels w/ a .22 and a youngster. Good luck.

jbord39 04-23-2018 08:15 PM

thanks, me too

jbord39 05-07-2018 10:35 AM

I tried Sam Houston twice, spent 12 hours out there on Sunday. Saw 1 squirrel the whole time. The forest was pretty steady pines + scraggly oaks just about everywhere (could not find any pecans or nut trees, not that they would be producing now anyway). I couldn't figure out what they would be eating right now; I thought maybe leaf buds/tips. I also picked a few "good looking" spots under the largest oaks I could find and sat down for 1/2 an hour... nothing.

Anyone tried Gus Engeling, Sabine NF, or Davy Crockett NF?


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