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Old 01-24-2021, 10:51 AM   #1
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The hunt goes on...no closed season on squirrel here in my county. I love me some tree rat boiled in chicken bouillion, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper. Then... taking the boiling broth and boiling noodles in the broth and making squirrel spaghetti with a cream of mushroom base...yes using the same squirrel broth for the cream of mushroom base.

Draw or print a pic of a flattened squirrel in a tree. 7-8” long in the body head to rear foot. Mine at 7” long is realistically a bit short. The back is about 1 3/4-2” tall at back and about 3” high at head. Make an aim point where you please.

One shot per day.
Four days shots.
Measure edge of shaft to aim point.
Only shots on body including the head count to be measured. Tail shots dont count. Line cutters count.
Shoot from any position...preferably your favorite hunting position.
Shoot from 12 yards
Closest measure from a single day wins.

I have a mess of squirrels and they seem to enjoy barking at me whilst open ground hunting. Ever so often I have to go through with the 22 and thin the local population...otherwise they tear up my house exterior and scratch around in the attic at gosh awful hours. Its about time to thin the herd.

Good skillin Shooters.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:57 AM   #2
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It seems that even when annoyed and barking squirrels will come super close to investigate me. Oddly theyll still raise their front end and present a nice broadside shot during their investigation. Ive passed on numerous 3-5 yard shots whilst deer hunting. Were going 12 yards to actually present a challenge.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:36 PM   #3
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Cool challenge, Briar. And that's not a bad drawing, either!


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Old 01-24-2021, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thank you T^2. I tried to redraw and clean up the lines but found my drawing muse only struck the first time.

3 yards for kiddos.

Day 1: we three missed. My no1, and no2 shot. He hit closer than I. Im just super happy she shot.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:19 PM   #5
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I'm not an artist so I hope this pic will do.
So much for squirrel dumplings. Done ruint the hind quarters. Name:  20210125_151652.jpg
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:56 AM   #6
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Still plenty of meat on that bugger for some squirl sketti. Good shot DRT.

Day 2: missed left...elevation was good, windage was off
Day 3: missed low...windage was good, elevation off
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:26 PM   #7
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“Line cutters count”

Day 1 = 1.5”






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Old 01-26-2021, 09:45 PM   #8
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And a pretty nice drawing as well!

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Old 01-26-2021, 10:46 PM   #9
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I only drew the tree Gary. I’m not artistic.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:31 AM   #10
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Good shooting PJ! Darn good looking tree.
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Old 01-27-2021, 05:44 PM   #11
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Day 2 = miss




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Old 01-27-2021, 06:31 PM   #12
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:36 PM   #13
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Day 1: miss, high right



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Old 01-28-2021, 12:53 PM   #14
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:10 PM   #15
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GOT 'EM! Nice shot Gary
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:23 PM   #16
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Attaboy, Gary!


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My Day 2: closer miss


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Old 01-29-2021, 05:11 PM   #18
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Day 3 = 1”

He may have gotten away though.






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Old 01-29-2021, 07:16 PM   #19
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:13 AM   #20
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Good shot, Jon! And a heckuva nice drawing!


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Shot Day 3, but no improvement, no pic.
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:25 PM   #22
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Great shots Yall!
Awesome shooting Gary and PJ!

Day 4: miss
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:35 PM   #23
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Gary...what was the measure on your third shot? I dont know if PJ won with 1” or you on that shot.
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Old 01-30-2021, 08:49 PM   #24
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Gary...what was the measure on your third shot? I dont know if PJ won with 1” or you on that shot.
Gary’s was closer (and lethal)!
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I didn't measure anything. Were we supposed to measure? I just thought we were supposed to kill it.
Tree rat!

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Gary...what was the measure on your third shot? I dont know if PJ won with 1” or you on that shot.
Guess I need to pay closer attention.

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Gary’s was closer (and lethal)!

Only my second shots were lethal for me this week.
Today...el segundo por ejemplo.
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Guess I need to pay closer measurement.
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Old 01-31-2021, 11:18 AM   #29
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Whats the word DRT?

PJ we may consider moving forward with you as winner. DRT purposefully doesnt measure because he doesnt like winning.
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Whats the word DRT?

PJ we may consider moving forward with you as winner. DRT purposefully doesnt measure because he doesnt like winning.
You are wise beyond you years.
But I was just waiting for you to call it. I'm good either way.
Honestly most weeks lately I've felt good just to shoot. Some weeks there are days this one arrow is all I shoot.

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Old 01-31-2021, 11:37 AM   #31
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You had best shot(s) killing the tree rat Sir.

You take the challenge DRT. Good shooting.
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Old 01-31-2021, 03:08 PM   #32
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I wholeheartedly agree... Gary I don’t mind that you win as much as you do. For me, winning is getting to enjoy this new hobby with you all! Plenty of learning going on here too...
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Okay I'll get it up

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I wholeheartedly agree... Gary I don’t mind that you win as much as you do. For me, winning is getting to enjoy this new hobby with you all! Plenty of learning going on here too...
No it's not about winning. It's about community.
However I'm not good at coming up with challenges.

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