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Oregon Ground Squirrels
« on: June 03, 2007, 11:11:44 PM »
Just back from a couple days in the Enterprise/Joseph area. The grass was a little tall, but it made a hunt out of it. 8)

Beautiful country!

My buddy Tom and I did most of our shooting with a Cooper 22 Hornet and Ruger 77/22 Mag, but I had one great morning with my old 62A.
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 06:11:58 AM »
That looks fun!!! :chuckle:

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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 06:14:46 AM »
That looks like fun.  I got a few shots in this weekend off my back porch.  Little rodents sure do love a new garden coming in.  My neighbor had a couple guys working his field this weekend so maybe there will be less of them.  GOOD SHOOTIN'
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 09:22:09 AM »
Looks great! That little bugger on the top photo looks like a cannibal. Was any of that going on?

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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 04:21:29 PM »
There was one instance of a pair of them sitting nearly side by side. I hit the one on the right with my hornet, leaving little recognizable as a squirrel. Almost immediately his buddy was over him doing something? ?? Looked like maybe dining going on to me.:o That is, until I had a good bead on him.
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 07:06:10 PM »
Last year I shot one and then one ran up and started eating him.  I shot him and within seconds another came up and started humping him, so I shot him.  Weird little snappers.
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 09:02:39 PM »
If I can think of a rodent term for the letter H then I could rework C.H.U.D. and resurrect an old acronym :D

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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007, 09:25:31 PM »
Cannibalistic Hamsteroid Underground Dwellers? :o
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 06:19:49 AM »
 :chuckle:   That works!
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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 04:24:56 PM »
Great fun...I spent a day with my uncle many moons ago shooting squirrels around enterprise.  I have spent many of days and hundreds of .22 shells shooting them in the okanagan when I was a youngster...sure improves the shooting skills.

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Re: Oregon Ground Squirrels
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2007, 06:38:13 PM »
pacyew,

we need to go after some coyotes closer to home.

 

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