TIP #1: Draw you gun and brace yourself facing in the general direction of the potential target. Vigorously rub two quarters together to create a sound similar to their “cutting” noise. This can be accomplished by simply scrapping 2 quarters together (one ribbed edge along the other ribbed edge). Squirrels are often very territorial and may expose themselves to see what’s going on in their territory.
Extra Tip: Consider using the quarter trick even after shooting and missing. If you know the squirrel remains nearby but hiding in a hole or on the backside of the tree. Sit and wait a few momemts and rub the quarters together. You just might be surprised how many times they’re going to come out of hiding to investigate.
TIP #2: Sometimes, if you spook a squirrel, it will get on the backside of the tree and flatten against the trunk becoming virtually invisible to you. A great way to remedy this problem is to take up a position where you can take a shot fairly quickly and toss a stick or large rock to the other side of the tree. Often, the squirrel thinks you have moved around to that side of tree and will try to move and hide on the side that you are actually on so that you can take your shot.
TIP #3: Often times squirrel hunting is dependent on good old fashioned accuracy. Consider carrying a shooting stick which can do wonders for your shooting accuracy, specifically if you aren’t near a tree that you can use as a support. Plus, it can double as a sturdy walking stick to help you navigate terrain safer.
TIP #4: Sometimes the most effective way to find plentiful squirrels is to go to where people commonly search for deer. The reason behind this is, if you’re hunting on property that is also utilized for deer hunting, people often put out feeders for the deer and squirrels see this as an easy food source and are often in close proximity in good numbers.
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