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First Squirrel Hunt Outing Report

First Squirrel Hunt Outing Report

This past Saturday I went on my very first hunt.  It was a squirrel hunt in the Black Creek Wilderness area in Mississippi.  To prepare for the hunt, I had spent some time on Google Earth looking at historical satellite images of the area in to see if I could identify patches of hardwoods.  I found what I thought were a few patches of hardwoods, and made a plan to head to one of them prior to sun-up. Gear My…

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Squirrel Hunting Checklist

Squirrel Hunting Checklist

In preparation for my recent squirrel hunt (outing report coming soon), I decided to make a quick squirrel hunting checklist to make sure I didn’t forget anything.  I probably have a few extra items on the list that are not necessary, but it is what I am using for now.  I’ll be updating it as I get more experience. You can download the checklist below. If you have any suggestions on changes to make to the checklist, please leave me…

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Squirrel Hunting Tips and Tricks

Squirrel Hunting Tips and Tricks

In case you missed it, I previously wrote a Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting.  If you haven’t read it yet, you might want to start there.  This post gives a few extra tips and tricks for squirrel hunting.  With the information provided in the guide and this post, you should have a decent shot at getting some bushytails! Know how to identify different types of trees.  This will help you determine where squirrels are likely to be, and which areas to…

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Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel hunting is possibly the best way to learn to hunt.  It requires very little gear, usually has longer seasons (open year round in some states), and provides a good opportunity to practice moving quietly in the woods and do some off-season deer scouting, and squirrels are good eating.  It also allows you to learn to skin and gut an animal, without having to deal with a deer or larger carcass that can be a bit overwhelming for your first…

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