Squirrel rut

Discussion in 'Small Game and Bird Hunting' started by cvan, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. cvan

    cvan Well-Known Member

    I took a break from bowhunting this weekend and spent it squirrel hunting with my son and g-son. We (really my son) had a good hunt. My grandson and I got zero and he got 8 each day. When we cleaned them we found he killed 1 female both days and the rest were males. My grandson had opportunities but even though we were only a 100 yards or so apart my son saw lots of squirrels and we saw only a few. How far will a male squirrel travel to find a female that is ready to breed? I'm sure that is what was happening cause it couldn't be that he is that much better than we were!:rolleyes: He had the shotgun yesterday so we took it and gave him the .22 today to handicap him, didn't make a difference. He loves huntin squirrels!