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How to Become a Squirrel Sniper

Bag more bushytails this season with these shooting and calling techniques.

How to Become a Squirrel Sniper
This shooting position, developed by squirrel expert Mac English, might look awkward, but it’s extremely effective for treetop shots. (Larry Case photo)

There was a time when most hunters east of the Mississippi started on squirrels, but that tradition has fallen off some in recent years, which is a shame. Besides being just plain fun, learning to stalk squirrels will make you a better hunter of any other game. First, though, you have to find them.

Focus on Food

Most wild animals spend almost all of their time looking for something to eat. If there is no food around, they’ll probably change their address. This is absolutely true of squirrels, which are most commonly found in forests with plentiful oak and hickory trees. There is no doubt that squirrels love hickory nuts and will leave most other forms of natural food...

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