Squirrel

  • How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

    Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...

  • Watch Squirrel Attack Kids at Bus Stop

    This video starts off pretty cute with a friendly little squirrel checking out a guy's shoes at a neighborhood bus stop. Kids and parents are all gathered around, obviously enamored by the fluffy little critter. Then, the squirrel decides to run up a little girl's pants leg and chaos ensues...

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How to Introduce a Child to Hunting

Editor's Note: As a deer hunter, I recognize that most hunter's first trip afield is to pursue the white-tailed deer. And while I respect the many parents out there trying to introduce their children to deer hunting, I urge them to start with a squirrel hunt. This allows kids to...


Memories of Squirrel Hunting Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


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Squirrel Hunting the Old-Fashioned Way

Looking for the ultimate hunting challenge? Or maybe you hunt large game with your favorite black powder gun, but you would like to use it more often than limited muzzleloading seasons allow? Then take up black powder squirrel hunting. You probably won’t fill the freezer, but you will have lots...


Squirrel Hunting Tips for the Early Season

Everybody knows you have to be quiet as a church mouse to be a good squirrel hunter. Right? Well . . . that’s one way. But it’s not the only way. First introduced in 1985 by a veteran squirrel hunter named Shannon Talkington from Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Mr. Squirrel”...


Squirrel Hunting Gear Tips

This fall, I’ll be squirrel hunting. Something else that’s guaranteed is the bag I’ll have slung over my shoulder. For as long as I can remember, my father, Mick, as dedicated a squirrel chaser as ever walked the Earth, carried with him into the autumn woods a light green military...


Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program

It's that time of the year. Mepps, the fishing lure company, has asked squirrel hunters to save tails from kills. Read more on how you can get cash and help them out. Why Tails? Used for their hand-tied, dressed fishing-lure hooks, Mepps has recycled squirrel tails for over 50 years...


How to Introduce Your Older Hunting Dog to a Puppy

You're likely pretty excited about bringing your new puppy home. Your older hunting dog might not share the same feelings. Ways to introduce your adult dog to the new pup in your life follow here. Short, Positive Interactions Your adult dog has learned plenty in your time together. It's the...


Video: Squirrel Launched from Catapault Below Bird Feeder

Squirrel hunting seasons are about to begin around the country . . . But for now, we might have a more playfully adversarial view of our future quarry, especially when they raid bird feeders set out for songbirds. Notice how this rig is set up below one. As Marcus Green...


Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Snakebites in Dogs

A dog encounters all sorts of hazards in the field when you open the crate, drop the tailgate and start hunting. Venomous snakes are but one. Some states around the country present a more perilous scenario for such interactions, while others provide less. Ways to prevent and treat snake bites,...


Squirrel Hunting Myths and Facts

[Editor's note: The author is a lifelong "Yankee." His comment is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.] Why some Yankees don’t squirrel hunt . . . Let’s look at the subtitle here, shall we, and jump right into this. There are lots of reasons why people, and yes, Yankees – those folk...


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