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Old 11-14-2020, 06:56 AM
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Above pic has 4 greys and 4 fox squirrels.
2 male fox squirrels and 2 male greys.
How many of the males neutered?
One fox and one grey.
Here’s pic
I came across an interesting article regarding this topic: https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/sm...ther-squirrels
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:16 AM
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I came across an interesting article regarding this topic: https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/sm...ther-squirrels




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Old 11-14-2020, 10:26 AM
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I disagree with article as it relates to the neutering of squirrels.
Male squirrels neuter young males. Not all but some. What else is neutering the squirrels?

This doesn’t happen during mating season. Which is what’s the article talks about.
I have witnessed what was talked about in the article above.
But the article doesn’t cover all squirrel behavior all the time.

A Tom cat will kill young Tom cat kittens not the females. Momma cat will try and hide their babies for this reason. Sorta down the same line as male squirrels being neutered.
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Old 11-14-2020, 03:59 PM
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I disagree with article as it relates to the neutering of squirrels.
Male squirrels neuter young males.
Why wouldn't they just kill the young males?

Do they have some heightened form of moral reasoning?

Could this be due to increased cerebral blood flow in the ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex?
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:39 PM
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Short hunt after deer hunt this morning. Some high wind here yesterday.
Bagged 3.
Brings season total to 337
Career harvest to 51,179
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:36 AM
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Little squirrel hunt after short deer hunt.
Bagged 7. All foxes.
Saw a couple greys but they wouldn’t be still. Small and young.
Love this hm2 rig and Nightforce scope with hit reticle.
Knocked out one of these out of monster oak tee top at 75 yards. He ran a round some and then fell out. Hm2 is potent medicine for fox squirrels. Hunt terminated due to more high wind. Never seen so much high wind.
Brings season total to 344
Career harvest to 51,186

Btw - all males in pic. 2 of 7 neutered.

Pics of rifle setup below. CZ 455 with lilja varmint taper barrel wrapped in nice camo tape. Rifle has yo Dave trigger kit installed.
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:44 PM
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Why wouldn't they just kill the young males?

Do they have some heightened form of moral reasoning?

Could this be due to increased cerebral blood flow in the ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex?
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I disagree with article as it relates to the neutering of squirrels.
Male squirrels neuter young males. Not all but some. What else is neutering the squirrels?

This doesn’t happen during mating.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...1&d=1605825595
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:54 AM
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Short hunt this morning. Warmer.
Bagged 3 nice young ones
Brings season total to 347
Career harvest to 51,189
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:55 PM
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Busted this one eating walnut in field across road from my house.
BEen deer hunting a lot.
Brings season total to 348
Career harvest to 51,190
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Old 11-24-2020, 11:47 AM
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Squirrel1, Bucks are getting pretty active over here Bud.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:03 PM
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Career harvest to 51,190
You gotta be kidding, right? Who the heck counts their rodents? Is there documentation? Give me a freaking break.....
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:54 PM
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I harvested my 13th deer of the archery/muzzleloader/rifle season today.
Tagged out buck wise.
Slipped up and shot the wrong buck.
Monster was there too.
Oh well.
I can still hunt and shoot does (3 a day) and buck with less than 3” horns.
Got a better buck (shown below with bow earlier) than the one I shot with 25.06 at around high noon today.

Ps I count my deer harvest numbers too.
Actually they are recorded on Tn wildlife management site as I check them in. A history file is documented.

So more squirrel hunting now and less deer hunting.
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:43 PM
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That's a nice buck!
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:51 AM
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Little Thanksgiving morning squirrels hunt.
Bagged 4. One shot at around 80 yards - head shot. Must have got lucky. Lol
Brings season total to 352
Career harvest to 51,194

Will go again later today.
I hear one barking right now across the road.

Btw 3 of the 4 fox squirrels in pic are adult males.
One of 3 neutered.
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