Posts Tagged ‘squirrel-hunting’

Spring Varmint Shooting – Ground Squirrels

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Shooting Ground Squirrels – Spring Varmint Control

A beautiful spring day in the Советская Социалистическая Республика Калифорния. Spent about an hour slaughtering representative examples of the species Spermophilus beecheyi (better known as a local ground squirrel), a broadly distributed and very common rodent pest of the Western US. Animals featured in this video were definitely harmed during its production along with about 30 others that did not make the cut. Folks who are “sympathetic to animals” will not be pleased; to which I say “tough s___.”


Henry US Survival Rifle AR-7

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Henry Rifles: AR-7 US Survival Rifle .22 LR

Here’s a fun yet practical .22 LR rifle.

Made by Henry Rifles and is excellent quality.

You might want to keep one in the car, in your pack, for camping, or just plinking.  Take it out on your squirrel hunts.  Give it to a kid and teach ‘em right.

A great rifle to have for bugging out, too.  The Henry Survival Rifle AR-7 stores just about anywhere and is waterproof.

You can read all about this survival rifle and drool all over the rest of the Henry Rifles by getting their beautiful Henry Rifle Catalog.



Shooting Sage Rats

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


Here’s a great video of lots of clean shooting with a .17 HMR – Savage 93R17 and CCI TNT hollow points.

Location:  Enterprise, OR.

Good camera work.  Lots of shots.  Lots of dead sage rats….

Here ya go:

Savage 93R17 .17 HMR Rifle Review

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Savage 93R17 .17 HMR Rifle

Here’s a pretty good review of the Savage Model 93R17 .17HMR Rifle with Heavy Barrel and Thumbhole stock.  He put a nice Nikon scope on it as well.

The reviewer shoots groups of .17gr Hornady Ballistic Tips and CCI 20 gr Game Points.
Nice rifle.  Watch the review and see what you think.


Hunting Ground Squirrels – Edgun .22 PCP Air Rifle

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Hunting Ground Squirrels – Shooting Ground Squirrels

Some good, clean footage shooting ground squirrels with a .22 Edgun PCP Air Rifle

Gun: Edgun Matador .22 PCP Air Rifle
Pellets: JSB 18.1gr @ 900fps
Scope: Leaper Accushot SWAT 4-16x 56mm

Note how clear the video is sighting through the scope.  Nice work…

Enjoy all you squirrel killers!

Shooting Ground Squirrels – Sage Rats – Varmint Hunting

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Varmint Hunting – Sage Rats – Ground Squirrels

Some interesting footage shooting Sage Rats.

Some good rifle shots and entertaining!


Crown Cattle Company Offering Squirrel Shooting

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

They did it two years ago and it’s time to do it again!

Jennifer and Mat, over at the Crown Cattle Company, which is located near Seneca, between John Day and Burns, Oregon, are offering sage rat shooting for very reasonable rates. In this instance, reasonable means that you have the luxury of showing up from hundreds of miles away and knowing you’ll have a place to shoot squirrels. In my opinion, their rates are great, and I’d sign up in a heartbeat if I was coming in to shoot squirrels from out of the area.

If you want to shoot on their property, you need to call them at (541) 542-2608 and make a reservation before showing up. (What did I just say people? DON’T JUST SHOW UP, CALL FIRST, LIKE A PERSON WITH MANNERS!) They have a 2 page form to fill out that says if you break stuff or yourself, or shoot each other, or shoot cows, horses, chickens, or Big Foot, you will be asked to leave a check for the damages, and then, “Just Leave”!

The Cattle Company’s squirrel shooting rates are:

  • $35 per day per hunter Mon. – Thurs.
  • $45 per day per hunter Fri. – Sun.
  • $15 per day for hunters 12 and under.
  • Group rate:  If there are 3 or more hunters in your party, take $5 off per hunter. (12 and under not included in group rate discount.)
  • SAGE RAT MOBILE: $30/day

Here are all the rules and regulation, except for the “No shooting Bigfoot type legalese from the back of the form”:

  • You must schedule hunting times with the owner prior to your visit.
    1. Prior to hunting, you must sign a release form and agree to follow the hunting rules. Everyone in your party who will be on the property needs to read, sign, and place these forms in the orange box prior to hunting. Parents must sign for minor children.
    2. You are only allowed to shoot sage rats and badgers.
    3. Driving off roads is allowed only if ground is dry enough that you are not leaving ANY ruts. No driving is allowed on the hay meadows. You are welcome to walk in any of the designated hunting areas. No driving off roads after July 10th due to fire danger.
    4. Do not leave any garbage, litter or ammo boxes behind. Please take it when you leave.
    5. No shooting near horses or cattle.
    6. No shooting around the shop, barn, houses, or corrals.
    7. Close all gates that you open.
    8. Drive and hunt only in the designated areas. (See map that will be provided)
    9. Violation of these rules will get you tossed off the place, with a request never to return…

There are a couple more points I’d like to make. The above rules should be no-brainer, common sense, reality to people who shoot and/or hunt on other’s property. Please don’t make the rest of us look bad and close down another hunting area, like the Dinsdale Ranch, because you’re an ID TEN TANGO.
Here’s a map that shows where Seneca is:

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.17 HMR Rifle vs. Prairie Dog Colony

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Prairie Dog Hunting – Thinning out a prairie dog colony with .17 HMR rfile.

Some good footage here with many slow-motion replays.

It’s always interesting to see how effective the .17 HMR is for small varmints like this.


Shooting Squirrels Necessary For Pest Control

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ground Squirrels cause lots of damage in pastures and crops and their holes can cripple cattle and horses.  Pest control methods such as poisoning, etc. is too expensive.  So, you call out the snipers to reduce the population.

Enjoy the ground squirrel hunting video below.

– flatlander

Hooked on Crack? Shooting Wyoming Ground Squirrels.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I read an article put out by the Colorado State University Extension Office where they were discussing the damage and control of the Wyoming Ground Squirrel populations.  Among the various control methods was, of course, shooting.

Here’s an excerpt from this article:


Small, isolated colonies of Wyoming ground squirrels can be effectively controlled by shooting. Shooting lowers the population by removing individuals and disrupting their life cycle. However, if there are other colonies of ground squirrels nearby, individuals from those populations will migrate into the area where squirrels are being removed. For effective control of problem ground squirrels, a population must be kept under constant shooting pressure.”

Ahh….  music to my ears!  Keep them under “constant shooting pressure”. Makes me want to get out and send a few .17 HMR Hornady V-Max bullets down range!

There’s nothing like hearing the crack of the rifle and smelling the burnt gun powder out in the field!  I guess if you’re going to be on crack, that’s the crack to be on.

Take a kid hunting – teach them gun safety – get them out in the field.  Get ‘em hooked on the crack of rifles and pistols and you won’t find them in trouble on the streets.

– flatlander