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Old 04-21-2006, 10:46 PM
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How many of you have hunted squirrel w/ a bow? Is this easy, difficult, or impossible to do? How does it compare w/ deer bowhunting deer?
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:53 PM
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As hunting squirell in Washington is illegal, I haven't done it. I would assume it would be pretty difficult due to how small they are. It could probably be done, though I have a feeling you may lose more arrows doing it than you'd like.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:15 PM
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is this some kinda sick joke? jk. i havnet but i'm going to try blowgunning them. you can buy broadheads for he blowguns. pretty cool. i sawa video of a squirrel tht was killed with a blowgun
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:21 AM
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hey man you can hunt squirrels with your bow I've killed four last season... Just hunt the like you are hunting deer... I always care one or two arrows with field points for small game... Hunting squirrels from a treeestand is very fun to me with a bow. I also took a racoon, red and gray fox this way too...
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:43 PM
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Blunts for small game hunting.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:15 PM
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I've never gone out with my bow specifically for squirrels, but I do take a field tip or two with my during deer season just incase its a slow day and a squirrel walks by.

I didn't do very good this year however, I missed one at 10 yds, and another at 30.[:-]
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:27 PM
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You can hunt them...I shot 1 a lil while ago w/ a blunt. There fun to shoot but it seems that squirrels dont die easily...
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:48 PM
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You're right, I'd say pound for pound they are one of the tougher animals out there. My dad shot one last year at about 20 yards (lucky shot if you ask me) and that thing just did not want to die, he held onto life like he had some kinda purpose.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:00 PM
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theres only one kind of squirrel i wanna hunt....
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:20 AM
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I enjoy hunting squirrels almost as whitetails. They're tenacious little buggers. I use various metal blunts or broadheads.

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