Archive for February, 2008

I Machine Gunned A Squirrel Today!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Now I know why people buy airsoft rifles.

I went to the Verminator’s house this morning to show him how to start posting on the blog, and while we where drinking coffee and getting his account set up on the blog, a squirrel showed up in his backyard; too bad for the squirrel!

I was like, “Where’s your airsoft rifle?”

“In the garage on the workbench.”

“Is it loaded? Are the batteries charged?” I asked, as I started towards the garage door.

“Yea, just make sure you’re actually smart enough to use it without shooting yourself.”

I hate it when he gets all superior, I’ve only shot myself a couple of times, and that was to see if it really hurt as much as I remembered. (The first time I was drunk and wasn’t sure… It’s just airsoft, right? The second time I was sober, and it hurt like hell!)

I got his airsoft rifle out of the garage, which is a copy of an HK93 with a full auto and single shot selector switch; the rifle, not the garage. I switched it to full auto and eased the sliding door open to the backyard.

“How does this thing shoot,” I asked, “do I hold dead on at 20 yards, or should I shoot high?”

The Verminator’s like, “it’s an airsoft rifle, shoot 4 inches high and you should do just fine.”

So, I held 4 inches high and machine gunned the squirrel. Man I’ve got to get an airsoft rifle. That squirrel was dancing and twitching and all kinds of pissed off. It’s the most fun I’ve had in town since they outlawed shooting within the city limits.(I was still within the city limits, but no one could hear me shooting the squirrel, so no one called the cops like they usually do when I shoot in my backyard.)

The squirrel took a couple to the chest and head, and then ran up the fence and into the tree. I then snuck around the yard to where I could get another shot at him, and machine gunned him in the butt as he ran up the tree. (Can you really sneak up on a squirrel when you’re 300 lbs? I’m pretty sure some 400lbs Arkansas backwoods trailer livin, squirrel eatin, moonshine swillin, Bubba’s going to tell me 300lbs sneaks good, just ask his wife, so never mind.)

The squirrel then jumped on the telephone wire and headed down the street. I tried hitting him again, but from the sound down the street, I hit some lady and her kids, so I ducked back into the house ASAP and pretended I’d never been outside and didn’t know why a whole family had big red welts on the back of their heads and necks.

The Verminator and I got the web thing figured out, and I went home, but that airsoft rifle is calling me. I might have to get one, mount a video camera to it, and start shooting squirrels in town on a regular basis. (Quietly of course… Don’t want the cops showing up… Again. LOL)


Spring is nigh, Squirrels are gonna die…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Spring Fever used to mean baseball, yardwork, etc… Now I realize that I have a much more meaningful role in this thing we call “circle of life”, which may be in direct contrast to the writer of this song, but what the he!!. I was put on this earth to assist critters in attaining their expiration date.

As spring rapidly approaches, I am reminded of this uncontrollable urge to continue the decimation of the ground squirrel problem many landowners face. I realize this a great sacrifice ( I recently had to leave my career of 10 years ) but someone has to step up and git’er dunn. It is shaping up to be a great squirrel season, Squirrel Sniper and myself plan to alleviate the symptoms of life that many squirrels suffer from (needlessly, i might add) and use this forum to share our adventures and technical advice.


Ruger .17 HMR Rifle Shooting Squirrels

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

This is a pretty good video, but I had to turn the music off when they changed songs in the middle since they started dropping the F-word. If you have any kids in the room, just make sure the sounds is off.

It looks like the shooter is using CCI Hollow Point ammunition instead of the Hornaday Ballistic Tip ammunition, because way too many of the squirrels are still moving for a long time after they are shot. If I was shooting these squirrels I would have finished them off, especially the one that is “Trouting” for so long at the end of the video. (I may be wrong though, since I’ve found the most active squirrels to be those who no longer have a head.)

Click on the play button to watch the video.



Cedarville, California Squirrel Shoot March 29, 2008

Monday, February 25th, 2008

The Cedarville squirrel shoot is going to be held March 29, 2008. The Modoc County Website has more information.

Surprise Valley Squirrel Roundup – Cedarville, California
Surprise Valley

Fairgrounds in Cedarville at 8:00 a.m. Social Hour at 5:00, dinner at 6:00. Door prizes, raffle, silent auction.

Email the Surprise Valley Chamber of Commerce or call them at (530) 279- 2001 for more information.

Squirrels Are Starting To Move

Monday, February 25th, 2008

According to a friend of mine, who was in North Powder, Oregon before the last snowfall a couple of weeks ago, the ground squirrels were up and running around on sunny days, even though it was still pretty cold. So, all you squirrel hunters out there in the Western United States need to start thinking about getting the guns out and sighted in.

On that note, remember that the Surprise Valley, California Ground Squirrel Roundup will be towards the end of March, which is only 4 weeks away, and the Unity, Oregon Sage Rat Shoot will be around the end of April. Check the Squirrel Shooting Forums for phone numbers, contact information and dates for these squirrel shooting events.

Break out your .17 HMR’s, .22 WMR’s, .223′s and 22-250′s people, the season’s almost here.

Squirrel Sniper Offers Services To UK

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I saw this story about the need to cull some grey squirrels in Formby and would like to offer the services of myself and my 17hmr to the British people in exchange for a round trip plane ticket, hotel accommodations and a couple of 1000 rounds of 17 HMR ammunition. I know that they need my help in the UK, because they pretty much don’t let you have any guns except shotguns, and everyone knows you can’t snipe squirrels with a shotgun.

So, this is an open invitation to the British Gov’t to fly me and my rifles over to the UK so I can Kill a bunch of Grey Squirrels for them. (I also really like room temperature dark beer, so we should get along fine.)

Squirrel Killing Dream Gun

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Here is my new .22 caliber rifle for squirrel shooting. I haven’t bought one yet, I don’t even know what the make and model are, but I want one bad.

Can you imagine sitting in a field full of ground squirrels with this rifle and a box of Twinkies. (I’m pretty sure you would need the extra sugar to counteract the adrenaline rush from shooting this gun.)

Click on the picture to make it play!

Squirrel Kabob

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

One of our readers, Squirrel Archer, and a friend of his whacked this squirrel with their bows from between 25′ and 30′.

Squirrel Shot with three arrows

Here’s the story:

i have been trying to upload a picture of this squirrel that my buddy and i shot from 8-10 yds climbing up a tree. his problem started when he stopped and let my buddy shoot him with his 70′ longbow with a wood arrow. once he hit the dirt we put two more arrows in him and check out the brain shot…these were all shot from about 8-10 yds away….now that is something…. i read somewhere in your site someone asking about the possibility of shooting a squirrel with a bow and now you have it for proof….and by the way we do not use sights, release, or any of that other stuff…..just me and the bow.
squirrel archer

Squirrel Sniper Back From Cancun

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I’m back from Mexico, and as soon as I get well, I think I’ll start looking for squirrels to shoot.

Shooting squirrels is way better than sitting in Cancun with 90 degree temps and 99.9% humidity. Sure, Cancun sounds like a good time when it’s snowing and 20 degrees outside, but Cancun’s humidity takes all the fun out of it. Cancun can’t even come close to touching Cabo San Lucas, which is on the Baja peninsula, and is dry.

Here is a list of my current ailments:

  • Runny, snotty eyes for the last 6 days.
  • Really bad scars from the bad Henna Tattoo I had done on my face… (Could be why the eyes aren’t working.)
  • Lungs are full of fluid and I have a bad cough.
  • Kidneys hurt so bad I can barely walk or move.
  • Wait, everything hurts so I can barely move.
  • Queasy.
  • Diarrhea.

I’ll write soon…. if I live!