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Au t ho r W ad e R o bert so n f o u n d p len t y o f
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lim it o f g ray s.

and always stopping beside a tree. You'll
be surprised how effective it is.
Squirrels feeding in the upper branches
of oaks or hickories can be stalked by
using trees to hide your approach, or by
closing in when the squirrels are moving.
Their motion helps hide yours.
And it's always easier to stalk squirrels
when at least some leaves remain on trees.

RIFLES & SHOOTING

you quickly what works and when, and
what doesn't and why.
Ideally, I like to arrive in the dark and
wait for first light, hoping to pot a squirrel or two when they're most active, and
they're clueless I'm there.
If a squirrel's out of range and conditions are favorable for a stalk, I might try
to sneak up as close as possible without
being seen.
Squirrels often seem to disappear
mysteriously.
If this happens, don't worry. Just stay
put - motionless - for 15 to 30 minutes,
and they usually reappear.
Remember, if you see one squirrel, you
can be sure others are around.
If you want to modify this approach,
try still hunting, taking 10 steps at a time
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7

When you finally have that squirrel
close enough, you want to make your
shot count.
Your effectiveness depends mostly on
your ability; solid positioning; perfect trigger squeeze, and an accurate rifle.
Used with the right ammunition,
today's rifles are very accurate. But your
scope must hold its zero. In squirrel hunting, being off by just a little can matter
a lot!
Hunting rifles often get jolted, and
even the small-but-constant vibration your
scope experiences when it's transported
can affect its alignment.
Only quality scopes seem to withstand
these issues, and it's why good hunters
use them.
While they cost more, they're worth the
investment. A quality rifle-scope combination will last you for years.
A light, smooth trigger is a must,
because a feeding squirrel rarely stops
moving for more than a few seconds at
a time.
When the squirrel sits up, you must
squeeze off an accurate shot before it
drops back down and hops some more.
I've spent as long as 30 minutes trying
to get off a shot that never came.
If a squirrel pauses long enough, your
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