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Old 05-05-2017, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default My very first game taken with a bow. *picture*

Little ding bat has been eating my strawberries. Saw him outside and grabbed the bow as I"m out of .22 shells. I aimed for his eye as it was the biggest non-brown thing I could see on him. After he dropped I took 19 paces to get to where he lay. I shouldn't be this happy about a squirrel but I am, I really really am. My three year old daughter helped me clean him and put him in the freezer. If I can get a couple more her and I will have them for breakfast one weekend. If I can figure out how to tan/cure his tail it's going on my bowstring.

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Old 05-05-2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:00 PM   #3
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Congrats.
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:01 PM   #4
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Taking a squirrel with a trad bow is an accomplishment. Those little buggers are ninjas!
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:04 PM   #5
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Awesome, great shooting!
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:11 PM   #6
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Sweet. Get some Boraxo and rub it in the hide side.

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Old 05-05-2017, 06:34 PM   #7
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You are finally on the board. Congrats

So I guess your arm is better...

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Old 05-05-2017, 07:05 PM   #8
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You are finally on the board. Congrats

So I guess your arm is better...

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Light bow and I allowed myself one shot, no more. Thanks!


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Old 05-05-2017, 07:09 PM   #9
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Awesome good shooting, I remember my first trad kill like it was yesterday. It was a squirrel too.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:09 PM   #10
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Congrats man!! I'm like 25-0 on squirrels!!
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:56 PM   #11
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Awesome!!
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:58 PM   #12
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Good shot
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:07 PM   #13
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Flesh hide and good salting. Use kosher salt. Borax will preserve hide but will not tan hide, so if it gets wet it will go bad. Pick up some trappers hide tan. Real easy to do, just paint it on and. Break hide as it is drying.

Squirrel was my fist kill too.

Used tanned squirrel on this mask with duck skin.

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Old 05-05-2017, 08:54 PM   #14
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^ Scary.
I was going to ask about the shoulder too, but then I read your answer. Big congats on the tree rat. Of the few things I have taken that hasn't happened yet.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #15
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That'll work !!!
Great shot !!!

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Old 05-05-2017, 09:44 PM   #16
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Way to go, Richard!

Congrats,

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Old 05-05-2017, 10:19 PM   #17
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Congrats on the tree rat. Get 3 and make a pot of squirrel and dumplins. My favorite!
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:16 AM   #18
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Good job Richard!!


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Old 05-06-2017, 12:20 AM   #19
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Nice work
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:53 AM   #20
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Good shootin'.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:26 PM   #21
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Nice congrats
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:40 PM   #22
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Awesome! Way to go! One tree rat is a great meal by itself. Little buggers dont even need brining and have a bunch of meat.

PigThumper has a great dumplings recipe...we swapped recipe stories at GRXH. I made squirrel spaghetti, cream of mushroom base, with the last squirrel kills.
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:17 AM   #23
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They can dodge arrows, so good job!
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:34 AM   #24
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Nice shot Richard. Good eating as well.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:43 AM   #25
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Congratulations!

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Old 05-08-2017, 08:53 AM   #26
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Haha that's a heck of a shot. I've tried twice with my compound but no luck
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:12 PM   #27
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Good on you Junkers! May be "just a squirrel" but, I promise you'll always remember that sucker! Good Huntin, and God Bless Rusty
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:16 PM   #28
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Sounds like we could all learn a thing or two from Randy though... He's 25-0 on squirrels, and is for sure the Bushytail Zen Master!! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:19 AM   #29
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I think you mean 0 - 25
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #30
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Congrats ! Good shot! What you going to eat tomorrow? Arvin
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:03 PM   #31
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LOL! That's funny right there!
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:22 AM   #32
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Congrats ! Good shot! What you going to eat tomorrow? Arvin
Probably elk.


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Old 05-12-2017, 12:20 AM   #33
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That is an awesome shot, if you can do that on small game you should have high confidence on larger game. Billy Berger does a great video on primitive squirrel hunting that would make you think it was the greatest trophy of all times!
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #34
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Great shot!


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Old 05-17-2017, 03:59 PM   #35
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Congrats!!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:00 PM   #36
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Old Yesterday, 06:28 PM   #37
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Word in the neighborhood is that there are some rouge goats that need to be a notch on your bow
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 PM   #38
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Word in the neighborhood is that there are some rouge goats that need to be a notch on your bow
LOL! You aren't helping!

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