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Old 09-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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You know, the electronic calls that predator hunters play dying rabbit and other distress sounds with?

Just read an article called "squirrels eavesdrop on birds". According to the article, researchers at Oberlin College in Ohio wanted to know if squirrels watch their neighbors for signs of safety (in addition to signs of danger).

They set up the experiment as: "First, the squirrel would hear the recorded cry of a hawk. Then, the squirrel would hear either several minutes of casual bird talk that had been recorded around a bird feeder, or several minutes of silence that was recorded around the same feeder at night".

They concluded that once the data had been collected and analyzed, it was obvious that hearing pleasant, relaxed bird chatter made the squirrels resume foraging more quickly.

So maybe you squirrel killer guys should record "happy, relaxed bird chatter" and play it over a predator call to get more kills? Just a thought.
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:01 PM
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I cranked Bob Marley's Greatest Hits CD out my back porch and hunted across the ravine with great success a year ago. The squirrels did not react as well to Ozzy Osborn's Randy Rhodes Tribute album.
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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I use this. Makes them come from near and far to see what the heck it is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_IDGrKZ0Rs
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:41 PM
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And that is why I sit down and wait 10 minutes

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I have a Fox Pro that I use a lot to call coyotes in with, I have had more than one squirrel (normally Fox squirrels) knock it over. I downloaded a few gray squirrel calls on it and tried it, it worked very well..... really really well, too well. It took all the fun out of it. I literally shot 3 grays on the trunk of one tree, they were honestly laying dead in a pile. It was a cool experiment, but like I said, it didn't feel sporting and after the initial excitement of it, it got boring real quick. Doc
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:23 AM
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I have had cats, coyotes, and squirrels respond to my pocket squirrel call. Reverse engineering, huh?
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:51 AM
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The sound of sunflower seeds being poured into the bird feeder.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:22 AM
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The sound of sunflower seeds being poured into the bird feeder.

Yeah on that, Al! Good one!
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When I can't get a clear shot, I'll get them closer with a couple of quarters. Works great, only costs .50, and you get to keep the quarters.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:59 AM
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When I can't get a clear shot, I'll get them closer with a couple of quarters. Works great, only costs .50, and you get to keep the quarters.
Quarters? That's new.

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Old 09-07-2019, 10:55 AM
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Squirrel calls with two quarters:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MreMonAC3Yw
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:24 PM
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I have been calling for over 40 years with quarters

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Old 09-12-2019, 09:30 AM
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I have a Mr. Squirrel call. Looks like a flying saucer. You suck air through it. It squeals. Works well, but it seems to call in big males. I'm gonna try the quarters.
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