Archive for December, 2007

Black Tailed Prairie Dogs

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Here is a link to everything you ever wanted to know about black tailed prarie dogs, but were afraid to ask because you didn’t want to look like you cared. I care, because I want to shoot a bunch of them, and if you are going to hunt something, you should know as much about it as possible, like where it lives, what it eats and how high in the air it goes when you hit it with a .223, 22-250 or a .204 ballistic tip. You should also keep in mind each prarie dog’s potential splat radius so that you can set your video camera correctly to not miss any of the carnage.

Head over to this Theodore Roosevelt National Park page to read all about the Black Tailed Prarie Dog.

I’m going to go to Montana this summer and shoot prarie dogs, so if you know of any good places to hunt, let me know. Either post it here, under “Comments”, or head over to the forum and get in on the discussion of where to shoot prarie dogs. Those of us who are prarie dog newbies would love any information you old pros would be willing to share.

Thanks,

SquirrelSniper

22-250 Vs. 42 Prairie Dogs

Friday, December 28th, 2007

OK, this is a quick video of 42 prairie dogs dying for your amusement.

Double click on the video to make it play.

Squirrel Hunting Forums

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I’m surprised that more people aren’t using the new forums. The forum is getting a ton of people, but no one is posting anything. If you have any questions about squirrel hunting, or you know of a good place to shoot squirrels, then head over there and let people know.

Squirrel Hunting Forums

I know a lot of squirrel shooters are worried about people finding out about where they shoot, but there really aren’t that many of us. The Squirrel Roundup in California gets less than a 100 shooters each year, so there can’t be that many hard core shooters out there who are going to go steal your best squirrel shooting spots. (Except for me and the Verminator of course.)

I added a “Gun Trader” section to the shooting forum, so that you can get rid of all the shooting equipment you really don’t need or want any more. I bought out a sporting goods store last year, so if you need anything in any of these categories, ask me, I probably have one… or two.

  • Reloading dies
  • Brass
  • Bullets (.45 gold dot, 7mm, 7mm A-Frame, .355, .356, .357, 9mm, 10mm)
  • Everything Black Powder (and I mean everything from bullets to nipples to whatever)
  • Odd sized loaded ammunition (6.5 Jap, 8mm, 7mm Mag., .270, 30-06, etc…)
  • Every scope base ever made
  • Butler Creek Scope Covers
  • RCBS shell holders, sizers, brushes, oils, etc…
  • Pulled 50 Caliber machine gun bullets (These things are heavy)
  • Shooting glasses
  • Shotgun Choke Tubes
  • Uncle Mike’s stuff (cuff cases, mag light cases, ammo cases)
  • Bags of reloaded rifle ammo mixed with empty brass

Squirrel Hunting Forums

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Justin sent me an email at the end of last month and asked if I’d put up a forum, so here it is: http://www.shootingsquirrels.com/forum.

You need to all go over there and look it over and see what I left out. The forum won’t be any fun unless a lot of us spend some time in there sharing stories, fighting about which rifle is the best for taking squirrels and then posting pictures of the ones that didn’t get away.

Those of us who do shoot squirrels also need to go in there and help the newbies out. With so much anti gun crap going on these days, we need to help and encourage those who still want to learn how to do it right.

So, Get Ready, Get Set….

GO post something!

SquirrelSniper

17 HMR Vs. 5.4 Liter V8

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

OK, everyone can assume that the .17 hmr is going to be a way better weapon at killing squirrels than the 5.4 liter V8 in my old Ford Expedition, and they’d be right. But, there are times when you just can’t beat the crushing force of 5400 lbs of Detroit steel for whacking squirrels. Especially when hunting squirrels in town. (The local police force tends to frown on the use of firearms inside the city limits for some reason.)

I was headed over to my son’s school to pick him up on the last day before Christmas break, and low and behold there was this squirrel running down the middle of the road about a block away. Of course I’m thinking that it would be cool to get him with my truck, but he’s a whole block ahead, and even a stupid squirrel isn’t block headed enough to stay in the middle of the road waiting for me to get there.

Wrong!

This squirrel was so dumb, that he just kept running down the middle of the road. The closer I got, the faster he ran, but he didn’t head into the trees to the left or right; don’t ask my why, but he didn’t. As I got closer I starting to get a little weak. I’m thinking that “hey, it’s almost Christmas, this squirrel didn’t do anything to me, maybe he has kids in school too, or a poor sick mother to take care of”. Pretty pathetic huh, me getting all soft and squishy on the inside just cause it’s Christmas.

So I decide that I’m not going to do my usual swerve and crunch, and I’ll just “Pass Over”* the squirrel this one time and maybe get a point for not making him soft and squishy on the inside too. I mean hey, I’m pretty sure that I got a black mark for the “God Hates Squirrels” post I did a couple of days ago. (At least I did according to certain religious factions in my family, who think you can’t say anything humorous in the same paragraph with the word God. I think that’s weird, because God has to have a sense of humor, he made them. LOL)

The squirrel running down the middle of the road is now going full out, and not even doing the “Oh Crap Dance” they usually do when they can’t make up their minds whether to go left or right. Since he’s still doing the straight line, and I’ve now made up my mind to let him go, I just punch it and pass right over the top of him.

CRUNCH!

You’ve got to be kidding me. After all this time, and with me deciding not to do the swerve and crunch, he does it for me. You know what, I actually felt bad for a second there. I’m like, “NOOOOOOO!“, for a fraction of a second, then I’m like, “whatever”, and look in my rear view mirror. As I look back, I can see a fresh squirrel pancake decorating the road where my right back tire used to be.

Of course, being the guy that I am, I turned around to see if I could offer any assistance. You know, like first aid, or CPR, or something. But, since I’m not a skull and bone, dust fragment, surgeon, I figured there wasn’t anything I could do except take a quick picture for posterity. (One of the mothers that was strolling along the sidewalk with her children gave me a dirty look when her kids started crying about the dead squirrel. Like it’s my fault or something… wait, it was wasn’t it. LOL)

She actually flipped me off when I rolled down my window and started singing “Squirrelma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” as I drove away. Some people just don’t like Christmas music I guess.

City squirrel taken out by my Ford Expedition.

SquirrelSniper AKA: SquirrelSquisher

*Passover, Get it?

God 2, Squirrels Zip

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

My wife called me the other morning, after I posted the “God Hates Squirrels too” post and told me that another squirrel was squashed flat on top of the other one. (A little overlapping.)

She’s like, Ohhhhhh, it was loving it’s mate.

I told her, “UH, NO! It was having a snack!” Which of course is disgusting but true, “Squirrels eat Squirrels”.

I’m not really sure why people don’t believe that squirrels eat each other; cause they do. When squirrel shooting, you can pop a squirrel out in the open, and then wait and shoot the squirrels that come to feed on it’s carcass. (Unless their just collecting it’s nuts… eweee. LOL)

God Hates Squirrels Too

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Hi, I’m a squirrel. It’s so cold out here I can’t feel my nuts. I mean I can’t feel them through the snow. I mean I can’t find my nuts under this cold snow… You know what I mean damnit.

Cold squirrel thinking about getting warm.

Look at that nice warm church over there. God loves all his furry creatures, so I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if I went over and got warm in his church.

Look at that nice warm church over there.

Ahhhhh! What’s that noise? No, it can’t be! God wouldn’t let me get run over by a huge-assed garbage truck when I was going over to his house to warm my nuts….

Ahhhhhh, this can’t be happening to me!

SPLAT!

Look, a dead squirrel in front of the church.

I feel funny, like I’m not in my body any more. Drifting… Drifting…. It’s not cold or anything anymore, just….

Another angle of the dead squirrel in front of the church.

HEY, WHAT THE &@# JUST HAPPENED? IS THAT ME DOWN THERE? I LOOK LIKE A SQUIRREL PANCAKE! I’M NOT READY TO DIE. NOOOOOOOOOO!

Closeup of the dead squirrel in front of the church.

YOU BETTER DRIVE FAST MISTER GARBAGE MAN! I’M GOING TO HUNT YOU DOWN M********** ********* AND KILL YOU AND YOUR WHOLE ***** $#@*%*#$@** FAMILY!

(See, even God thinks killing squirrels is funny…)

Squirrel Sniper

Talk To Your Friends While Shooting Squirrels

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Have any of you squirrel hunters ever wanted to talk to your friends while you were shooting squirrels; if for no other reason than to just rub it in? But you couldn’t talk on the phone and shoot at the same time? Well, now you can, and it’s cheap!

The guy (me, LOL) over at HandsFreeBluetoothHeadset.com is selling hands free bluetooth headsets that work with any cell phone. And, the price is crazy cheap… Only $3.99 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

So, if you need to get a gift for someone for Christmas, a birthday or just because you love them, you need to head over there and check it out.

(This is funnier than crap and you need to send the link to everyone you know. LOL)

Deck The Halls With Squirrel Guts….. Fa La La La La….

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Here’s the latest free hunting target that the Verminator and I worked up. This target is really good for getting your 17 HMR sighted in for squirrel shooting season. And since you have 4 months before the ground squirrels stick their heads out of the ground again, before getting them blown off by us real men with penises smaller than a 17 grain ballistic tip, make sure you grab it and head out to the gun range and practice.

[We moved all the targets to one location.
Click the link below to get ALL the FREE targets.]

Click HERE For FREE Target Downloads