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Old 01-19-2008, 12:39 PM
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i was wondering if the squirrels are active when it is freezing out?
it will be 3 degreees tomorrow without wind chill and i was wondering if it would be a bad idea to hunt? would i see any squirrels?
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:41 PM
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probably wouldn't get anything but a cold. they like to stay in there nests when the weather isn't warm
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:19 PM
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3 degrees? That's a really shallow angle, are all of the squirrels on the ground. You can't possibly be talking about temperature, here it's 75 and sunny. I'm headed out for an afternoon deer hunt in my camo shorts and a tee shirt[8D]
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:36 PM
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Its 19 outside right now and thats at 3:44 pm in southren Indiana lol I like hunting tree rats but I'll pass today lol. Most critters around here are like people when it gets cold they want to bed down.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:46 PM
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so wat is the lowest temp where it would be good huntin?
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:40 PM
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so wat is the lowest temp where it would be good huntin?
It was 55 degrees today with a wind chill of about 52. I saw nothing so it's got to bewarmer than that.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:48 PM
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I saw a cat-size fox squirrel adding leaves to his nest this morning. It was 6 degrees. Usually they don't move unless it is 20-25 and sunny. He must have decided he needed more insulation. My daughter and I got a kick out of watching him. Can't figure out why he is using a leaf nest this time of year...usually they are in den trees by now.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:17 PM
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I have trees full of them on my place they are all cat sized here. A friend of mine gutted one and took it back up north to prove it was one due to there size
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:53 PM
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yeah i hate it all the time when im deer hunting i see squirrels and when im squirrel hunting i see deer
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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yeah 3 degreees it feels a lot co9lder though because in ohio we have a real high humidy content
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