Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Coyote Killing to Waterfowl and Upland Hunting with Woodland Game Mixed In
Post Reply
User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2741
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by HunterGKS » September 11th, 2018, 6:01 pm

I got to the woods at 12:09 this afternoon with a temp of 63, rain clouds, & breezy. As I was nearing my parking spot, a fox ran across in front of me from a big shag on the edge of the corn field into the woods. I thought to myself: “Self, I thought, that’s a good sign.” At 12:16, a bushy ran across the end of the opening wet to east. At 12:19, another one moved west to east stopping a couple of times but the grass was too tall for a clear shot. At 12:26, number 3 ran down a dead tree & disappeared. At 12:27, a fox moved across the opening, stopped, sat up, & stuck out a thumb as if trying to hitch a ride with me. Since he was within “ear shot”, I gave him a ride home in my Lean, Mean, Red Dodge Machine. That’s 4 bushies with the 1st 15 minutes of sitting down. I don’t remember ever having that much action so early in a hunt & in such a short period of time.

At 12:55, I heard a slight noise to my right & there was a fox rooting around in the grass about 5’ from me. No shot. At 01:25, I walked through the west woods & found a large shag with a lot of cuttings. Might have to try it next time out. I sat back down at 02:00 &, At 02:37, a fox came down a tree right behind the slingshot tree & disappeared. I walked the east woods between 03:13 & 03:45 with nothing sighted.

I headed home at 04:00 with the temp up to 75 but still cloudy & breezy. Weather permitting, I plan to hit the woods behind the house in the morning.



Image

Image
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

User avatar
OLE RASPY
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1977
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Location: KENTUCKY

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by OLE RASPY » September 12th, 2018, 6:10 am

👍🏻
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
(all in this order)

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4932
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by Hognutz » September 12th, 2018, 8:03 am

As many squirrels as you eat, George, can you say if a red tastes better than a grey or vice versa?
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2741
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by HunterGKS » September 12th, 2018, 11:28 am

Hognutz wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 8:03 am
As many squirrels as you eat, George, can you say if a red tastes better than a grey or vice versa?
I gave up shooting reds several years ago unless they really get on my last nerve.
They are 2 much of a PIA to clean being so small. I have only killed 1 gray in 10-12
years hunting here, the only 1 I have seen in the woods. They are all citified.
They all go into the same dishes so the meat is all mixed together.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4932
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by Hognutz » September 12th, 2018, 1:19 pm

I’m sorry, George. I meant the difference between grey and fox squirrels... My bad!!
We have more greys than fox but they’re both plentiful. I don’t hunt them.
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2741
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by HunterGKS » September 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Hognutz wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 1:19 pm
I’m sorry, George. I meant the difference between grey and fox squirrels... My bad!!
We have more greys than fox but they’re both plentiful. I don’t hunt them.
Not a problem. Some folks call fox squirrels reds & I thought that's what you might have done.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

MAK
Posts: 432
Joined: April 13th, 2015, 7:08 am
Location: Southern PA

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by MAK » September 12th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Here in pa fox squirrels are much larger than our greys - meat is tougher but tastes same.

We like them fried softened up those fox squirrel in pressure cooker first-meat falls off the bone

shoot’em up George!!
MAK

User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2741
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Re: Day 11 of the 2018 Ohio Squirrel Season

Post by HunterGKS » September 12th, 2018, 6:35 pm

MAK wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Here in pa fox squirrels are much larger than our greys - meat is tougher but tastes same.

We like them fried softened up those fox squirrel in pressure cooker first-meat falls off the bone

shoot’em up George!!
I think foxes are about twice the size of grays just about every where.

When I 1st started here in Ohio, I parboiled them which seemed to take forever. I started
pressure cooking several years ago & it will make a tough old boar tender, you just have to
cook them longer.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

Post Reply

Return to “Varmint & Small Game”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest