Sota's semi live squirrel war 2019

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  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I don't have that kind of time, gone for work too much.
     
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    I had the same issue at our old house in NY. They would destroy my garden every year.

    I finally bought myself a Gamo Whisper and managed to kill like 80 of them one year without any of the neighbors knowing. All I did was open the window next to the kitchen table and sit there for 20 minutes each morning while I was eating breakfast and shoot every squirrel that I saw. After about a month they started to thin out pretty good. Anything under 30 yards was toast, and it would kill about half the ones I shot at out to 40 or so.
     
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    I've been catching reds and greys in live traps around the house. It doesn't kill them but nothing says they have to come out alive.
     
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    Its an easy job to reblue a barrel DIY. Lots of resources on line. I used to make some money doing reblueing jobs when I was in middle or high school.
     
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    I have it! Could get a bit messy but I'm thinking it could work. Just wrap this around the tree. Not going to kill them but you could do that dirty work.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Love the cats name !!!!SHARTis there a story behind the name?


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  7. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Yeah every night when I go up to the barn to pick the horse stalls Shart will go in the clean stall and lay down a crap that would gag a buzzard.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Traps arrive Thursday I will post pics and start the body count over under is 30.
     
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    What did you decide on for traps?

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    3 words for you:

    Jack
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    Terrier
     
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    Over
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I will post up pictures when I get the traps. Pretty much a box trap with a rat trap in it.
     
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    Fix Die Hard Bowhunter

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    While reading this I was smiling thinking of this 20190107_102529.jpeg
     
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    With a cat named Shart, I think its fitting. :)
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Well I wear hoodies in stead of cardigans and have a full head of hair.
     
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    Build a couple boxes for #110 conibears.
     
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    I already ordered traps I may expand the trap line if fur prices go up.:biggrin:
     
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    Is the surplus getting sold after the coats made or is your wife not interested in squirrel fur?

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    Might go full length fur coat.
     
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    You need to show us some topos or conceptual drawings of the property so we can give you useless assistance:-) this thread is exactly what is needed for the post hunting blues! Thx for sharing.

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