Hunting

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  1. BersaOwner

    BersaOwner Well-Known Member

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    What kind of hunting do you do?
    What is in season in your area?

    Here in Indiana it is squirrel season & urban deer season(bow).
    Regular deer bow season starts Oct.1, I would have been out scouting but we had a heavy rain storm come through & couldn't get out.
    Urban is bow only hunting in the outlying county just outside the major city's to help with deer reduction. I would be hunting urban if I could find someone with land in the county.:confused:
    I will be out Oct. 1, I have my spot already picked out.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

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    Tree Rats...

    Did someone say squirrels...?!

    Took these in my Kill Zone ( backyard ) with my Gamo Whisper in .177

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  3. SHOOTER13

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    Chipmunk Control

    Then there's the 'munk herd...

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  4. SHOOTER13

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    Upcoming PA Hunting Season

    Here in Pennsylvania...coming up:

    SQUIRRELS...Red, Gray, Black and Fox (combined) Oct. 13-Nov. 24; Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 23 (6 daily, 12 possession).

    RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 13–Nov. 24, Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Jan. 26 (2 daily, 4 possession).

    RABBIT (Cottontail): Oct. 20-Nov. 24, Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 23 (4 daily, 8 possession).

    PHEASANT (Male and female): Oct. 20-Nov. 24, Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 2 (2 daily, 4 in possession).

    BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 20-Nov. 24 (4 daily, 8 possession).

    WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): Oct. 27-Nov. 16 and Nov. 22-24

    BLACK BEAR (Statewide): Nov. 17, and Nov. 19-21. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

    DEER (Antlered and Antlerless): Nov. 26-Dec. 8

    DEER ( Antlerless ): Dec. 26-Jan. 26
     
  5. SHOOTER13

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  6. Shooter

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    Is there actually a squirrel season? I thought they were rodents and not subject to seasons.

    I hunt squirrel as well when I can. My backyard is oddly absent of them.
     
  7. BT380

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    Getting ready to hunt a few pigs this weekend. Open season here on them. I just love the smell of fresh BACON in the morning. Had bait out all week so it should be a good weekend for them.

    Also getting ready for bow season for deer, starts Oct. 15 to January 31st. Gun season starts November 17th to January 31st. We only get to kill 3 bucks but we can kill a doe a day the entire season.
     
  8. BersaOwner

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    So much for the BACON SHORTAGE that everyone is talking about.

    A DOE A DAY...........sounds like hunter heaven!
     
  9. Shooter

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    Pig hunting has exploded a couple of hours south of me.

    I have family members who have not bought pork now in a couple of year due to it. Of course they have to stay up late and hunt the things to keep them from tearing up their property but still they get wild pork so it seems like it works out to me.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    I take it you're in Texas, right Austin !?

    Next to Florida...that's hog heaven !!
     
  11. Shooter

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    I am in Texas. The hogs down here are tearing up the landscape so every one has the ability to hunt.

    I may take my family up on the offer to go hunting once my son gets a little older.
     
  12. hobbles

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  13. SHOOTER13

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    Just finished my mornin' hunt...

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  14. BT380

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    Best be careful hobbles, them there jack o lopes are sneaky little buggers. Especially the horny ones. :)
     
  15. hobbles

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    There gettin real rare also, don't see many any more. I hear there are actually some folks that have never seen em[​IMG]
     
  16. Shooter

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    How many squirrels a week are you eating?

    I also thin you have to wait till jack-o-lope season.
     
  17. SHOOTER13

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    Sorry...don't eat the tree rats !

    They are a real nuisance here in PA...tearing up the wood eves and facia boards on my home.

    And the chipmunks borrow into everything...just like field mice...so, I thin the herd almost every day.

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  18. hobbles

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    I think the jack-o-lope's were put on the endangered species list a few years ago, after I got mine of course [​IMG]
     
  19. Shooter

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    Have you ever eaten them?

    I understand they are a nuisance but they are also some fine eating.

    Lucky you. I've been hunting them for decades and still have not bagged one.
     
  20. BersaOwner

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    Thank goodness we don't have them up here YET!
    But I have been told they are fun to shoot, & I love bacon, I may need to take a vacation to Texas.

    As for the squirrels a local outdoors TV show had a recipe they did on the show. I tried it & it turned out fairly good, so here is that clip from the show.

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