Let’s keep a photo tally of these critters here. I’ll start. Go get’em boys!
My favorites for squirrels or stumps.
The top one is a .38 case with a deck screw through the primer pocket which has to be drilled out for the screw.
The others are various commercial made blunts.
Many folks say they lose squirrels with blunts but so far I have not lost one.
The nutters up above look really good too.
3/8" or 5/16" works well with woodies. No other head, just screw onto the taper.
Cool! Have a 1/4 20 tap in my big tool box, somewhere.
A dab of rec loctite probably doesn’t hurt either.
I’ve got a lot of 160 grain field points, have wondering what to do to them to use for squirrel arrows, now I know and will have 200 grain points, my preferred weight anyway. Thanks
Ace hex is favorite, but these are a close second. I run a tap over the field point and cut threads then twist on. These are 1/4” nuts and add 40grains.
That said, what is your favorite small game point?
What size nuts? Did they self tap/thread while screwing them on?
Fresh out of Ace Hex heads, so I made up some “nutters” For the time being. Cut threads, wrench on snug.
This chunky fella thought he was getting a pass this mornin... nope. Dog even got in on the fun!
Side note: That cedar arrow is one I built as a teenager somewhere around 1992. Found it cleaning out a box recently, but don’t recall why I’d kept it separate. Might have been a good story (?).... oh well, back into service you go! Yep, still works
Good shooting there !
So after several previous outings and sightings tonight I went back out, found “Tarzan”, shot, and knocked him clean out of the tree. But that bugger caught the one twiggy branch between him and my dog and hauled himself clear up to the tippy-top of his tree, and all without the use of his back half! Mortally wounded, he nestled himself in a crook of stout branches where all I could see was his bushy tail hanging out. I studied it out and really thought he'd died up there but surprisingly he shifted showing just enough hide that I sent a second arrow skyward. With a thwack and a thud my second arrow glanced off the limb and caught fur—which sent Tarzan sailing and flailing yet again. Of course in super-squirrel fashion he caught yet another limb and just barely made the next cottonwood over, which still has most of its leaves up, and that’s where I lost him at sunset.
So now the best I can hope for is that he falls out of that tree tonight and the dog can sniff him out in the morning... before some critter gets a free meal. Dang—dang—dang, I thought I had him tonight.
Today‘s warmup after the weekend snow seemed like a good opportunity to loose (lose) an arrow or two. However, only one measly fox squirrel dared show himself. He literally Tarzaned his way through the giant cottonwoods for 200yds as I chased below. It was epic until he disappeared. Alas I was too timid to loose a single arrow the whole time thinking a good shot was imminent. If I had it to do over again, I’d empty my quiver on that bugger!!!
The squirrels must be talking. Watch out for that Kyle guy with the longbow. 😂
When I’m in Indiana there’s black squirrels everywhere. We never seen them in La or Fl.
Your handle and accompanying picture may just win this thread— 😂
For years I have been trying to acquire the coveted rare black squirrel so I could tan the hide and add it to my collection. Came close with my ace head Saturday, but alas I was only left with some new quiver bling.
Have some strange Hunter Orange rules here in PA. If I'm hunting deer during archery season I don't have to wear orange. If I'm hunting squirrels with my bow, I do. Since it's also Youth Pheasant right now, I think some some orange is the way to go when I'm in the field right now in either case.
Go get em
So I'm going in to sit this afternoon and a squirrel hops up on the side of a tree and I'm not sure if its open yet or not. I get where I'm going and settle in and look it up on my phone and dang it wouldn't you know it squirrel is in since the 12th here. All afternoon squirrels running around out of range and no deer either. But I saw what they were after and what logs they were using for a runway. I'll be back!
I took my bow for a morning walk
when I spotted a fat squirrel hunkered down at the base of a tree a ways off. As I got a bit closer I thought to myself dang he's REALLY a plump one before loosing an arrow... I dunno, maybe the stubby tail just made him look fat. 🤣
Another great shot! Congrats