longtooth wrote:tacticool wrote:There's no 22 on the shelves but I can usually find a box or two of .270 or .308 or .30-06.
What are you guys using on squirrels these days?
Do like our Founding Fathers did when they were taking the round ball muskets to the woods for squirrels. .36-54 cal. then would not leave much meat either. What did they do???
"Bark-em". A real today but I have actually done it a few times when I was young.
Those early marksmen astound me w/ their shooting abilities. That was tough shooting. Mighty expensive today too.
Any of you young hunters know how???
Barking squirrels basically entails hitting them just under, striking the branch (preferably near the head) such that the concussion (and "bark" from the tree) knocks the squirrel out of the tree and stuns them. You walk up to stunned squirrel, give a coup de grace, and presto -- you are now a permanent member of the "PETA Hates You" club!