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Old 10-23-2012, 02:11 PM
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Just wondering, I grew up always being told to wait for the first frost to kill squirrels and rabbits in order to get rid of the wolves they carry throughout the summer but I see people in areas where it hasn't frost yet hunting. Didn't know if this was common practice or an old precaution.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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I have been squirrel hunting in NC at least 39 years.
I always heard that to.
But I have never shot a squirrel with warble on it.
I just go ahead and hunt as soon as the season opens.
What town, and county are you in?
I am in Seagrove, Randolph county.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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I'm in Harnett County between Ft. Bragg and Lillington not really a town but they call it Linden
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:51 PM
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I've always gone by that too for cottontails.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:50 PM
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I went squirrel hunting opening day 2 years ago and took home fleas.... Now I wait till its a little chillier. Rabbit doesn't start until November here so its normally cold by then anyways.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:24 AM
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I live just outside of Weaverville NC which is in Buncombe county and my grandpa always told me to wait after the first frost, and really everybody I know of that squirrel hunts use that as the rule.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:31 PM
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as far as rabbits go... I was taught as a youngster to always check their liver for spots.
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