Anyone else excited for squirrel season?

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longwalk

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I'm left handed, I have two rifles to choose from that I made from a plank. A 40cal. southern mountain flint and a Ohio half stock percussion 32 cal. Just waiting for it to cool down here in norteast Ohio.
 
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Going out again tomorrow but taking the scattergun. Just too many leaves for a rifle. Saw a half dozen Wednesday but could never get a clear shot. Going to use my Colerain turkey gun. It should be good for 30 yards or so.
I always use a rifle when the leaves are on, well, not always, but most of the time. Later in the fall the squirrels are on the ground running. It's a little harder to get a good shot with a rifle then. That's the time I take the scattergun.
 
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Ok....time for a squirrel hunting tail , using my new Brown Bess Musket. In 1971 , I was trying to find my M/ling knowledge with both hands. I still was shooting competition trap since age 14 , and was bored with it. Money was tight , so put together a Brown Bess Kit musket. Figured a "shot gun is a Shotgun" , Took it to the range , and filed the front sight down 'till she hit at 25 yds.. In a day or two , it was the first day of the October early squirrel season. I was on the mountain ,foggy and damp enough to sneak around. I moved up to a nice gray , with 1 5/8 oz. of copper plated # 5 shot powered by an equal amount of Dupont FFG , under the required wad column top and bottom. I lined up on the grey above me , and boom. He fell out of the tree onto the ground , but I didn't notice the hole 10 ft. up in the oak tree , he was heading for in a wounded state. No time to reload , so it was the steel r/r or I would loose my prize. A couple strong swats with the trumpet end of the rod , and I was already mentally tasting fried squirrel. I also paused to ask a question , Wonder if some Colonist , ever had to bring game to bay , the way , I just did?? That was the first game , I was to kill with a m/l gun......oldwood :thumb:
 
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