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Squirrel hunting with dogs

Old 09-29-2010, 04:25 AM
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Default Squirrel hunting with dogs

Do any of you guys squirrel hunt with dogs?
I have heard many times of guys hunting with "squirrel dogs" but I have never seen it done or known anyone to do it. I'm curious how it works. From what I understand, a "squirrel dog" would be a Feist or Terrier of some kind. But, how?? Do they just walk around the woods with you trailing behind?? How does that equate to you shooting a tree rat??
I love dogs and hunting birds with my Lab. Just never been exposed to squirrel hunting with dogs. Sounds like something I would love to try....
Thanks for responses.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:08 AM
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Nobody else has heard of this??
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:14 AM
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I had a couple good ones a couple years ago and they died of old age. Now I have a young dog but need to work with him more. As for how to do it: get lots of shells, turn them loose and when they bark treed go to them and start shooting. My son and nephew killed 13 in a half hour one day. It is a blast if you have good dogs!! Go to and you can learn anything you wanna know and find a dog if you wanna buy one. A lot of those guys will let you go with them to see if you like it.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:27 AM
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i have a blackmouth cur pup im trainin and a mt. cur. excellent on squirrels and coon. they are good when the squirrels are on the ground they tree them. a lot of times the squirrel wont pay any attention to you and offer good shots.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:11 PM
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All you need to have is your dog chase squirrels which seems what they naturally do. I never trained my dog for squirrel hunting because all he has to do is scare them up in the trees and i just watch to see if they are jumping the branches and take them down with my 20ga. after i skin the squirrel i usaully play fetch with it so he gets to know what he is trying to smell for out in the woods.. Happy Hunting!
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:39 PM
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This is "classic".......................dosen't get any better than this !!!

"...........get lots of shells, turn them loose and when they bark treed go to them and start shooting." OKIE
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:29 AM
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I have been hunting squirrels with dogs for years. It is a blast! You cast them into the timber and walk behind. Similar to coonhunting or bird hunting.
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