Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Phooj

hunting squirrel

Recommended Posts

it seems like every i go now. the squirrel seems to get smarter and smarter or there isn't any left? does anyone know where i can find some? amish land ? someones land? any help? i just got a .17 recently and cant wait to shoot in it sept. thanks and advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure if you took a drive around your area and found some woodlots with oaks, walnuts, and other mast trees you will find squirrels. Ask the homeowners if they mind you hunting squirrel. I can't imagine anyone will tell you no, except there are always a few.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh man!! My friends and I hunt tree rats like crazy down here every season! its so much fun! My place is surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods, and finding a plentiful spot is basically right at my finger tips:) ha ha do i sound hick or what??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would have to agree with onlydrakes4me i know the season is over. what is tree rat? well if any one knows or own some land that dont hunt squriell please let me know for the up soming season. thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple years ago, while out phaesant hunting we shot a large Red squirrel that was about the size of a house cat. I had a buddy call his taxidermist to see how much it would cost to mount it, and he replied:

"I don't mount squirrels!"

.....I was kind of dissapointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple years ago, while out phaesant hunting we shot a large Red squirrel that was about the size of a house cat. I had a buddy call his taxidermist to see how much it would cost to mount it, and he replied:

"I don't mount squirrels!"

HA HA HA that's Hilarious. Although would have been cool to see a squirrel that big

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would have to agree with onlydrakes4me i know the season is over. what is tree rat? well if any one knows or own some land that dont hunt squriell please let me know for the up soming season. thanks

Where you located?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have squirles in my yard that are the size of a small cat. They are huge. A few of them have pushed their luck when I'm shooting bow in the back yard and they are only a few feet away. It would be cool to have a big one mounted up I think it would be cool to see in a house!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah those little guys cost a pretty penny to get mounted!!! i had a guy from Mankato stuff 2 black squirles i shot and it cost me just over $500!... but they sure look awesome up in my room smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea....i'm not too familar with the variety of squirrel types/families.

All I know is that they don't even crack my top 10, probably 20 animals to get mounted, although that one was HUGE.

maybe if I saw an albino one, that would be pretty sweet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah i can see how they would. But when you get brought up hunting them all your life and get a few black ones or a unique one like that, its an accomplishment! haha and dont get me wrong i hunt everything there is to hunt around here as well! not just tree rats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love squirrel hunting. I got some great woods around me that are full of mature oaks and consequently, lots of squirrels. I also hunt state land up north that holds lots of squirrels. This last season I got my limit 3 or 4 times. Lots of good chewing there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow drewski maybe the upcoming season if you dont mind me hunting you woods it would be nice? what do you think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Just looked up the yellow. Definitely not, no white on wings and way too yellow. And all the pictures of a cowbird on Google don't show a cowbird with the rusty colored ring on it's back.
    • Spending most of my time in Dallas these days due to my job.  Will be fishing the Otter County Area in a couple of weeks.  Can't wait!  Just wondering what you guys are seeing?  I am assuming the Bass are in and will be in their late summer patterns which to me means that you could find 'em anywhere.  One of the questions my friend had (I guess watching KVD in Elite Series and  Major League fishing -- I think his recent win on the Elite Series on St Lawrence River was mainly a drop shot) was jerk baits for this time of year.  Frankly, I use mostly jigs and plastics.  Watching KVD, I think I should give jerk baits more a try.
    •  It looks yellow in the bad picture but it's a very rusty medium brown. Definatly in the blackbird family though I think. I need a decent camera. Eye guy, you told me about a not too expensive digital camera with a good zoom lens didn't you? I don't think that's it. The ring on its back is the same rust color. 
    • Of course!  Yaller headed B bird, like the Duffster said.   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-headed_Blackbird/id
    • Yellow headed blackbird?
    • It looks way to light brown to be a cowbird but I see nothing else in my bird book it could be??? I know this is a bad picture but it's the best I can do. The thing is so tame I can almost walk right up to it and it never goes away for long.
    • Thanks for the replies. I am going to get a box of 1 3/4 #5's and a box of 1 3/4 #6's and pattern them against what I have been shooting, Hope to get that done when I go up to mow my trails this fall, whenever I can free up some time to go. I will post some results.
    • Ya saw that yesterday, glad to have him back, should shore up that 4th line or put him up on the 3rd if Ek isn't ready. Everything I saw last year from Ek has me thinking he is ready but time will tell. Need to sign Foligno yet, probably won't like the numbers I see but maybe he can surprise us. Forward group should still look really good this year, obviously the D took a hit when we traded Scandella and let Folin walk but we could still be ok, sometimes team D can make up for it. Oloffson looked good last year too, not sure about Quincy but hopefully they can form some kind of decent bottom pair. 
    • Cullen comes back on a very cap friendly deal.  1yr 1mil.
    • Manky, I have used dog food with grease as a filler and it works great! No issue but you  don't want to add to much grease and make all the dog food to soggy. 
  • Our Sponsors