Well finally got to squeeze in an afternoon hunt. I was afraid it wasn't going to happen, all week it had been 80+ deg. in the afternoon then thursday and friday the storm dumped rain all day both days. Come sat morning I had to put a clutch in a buddies ranger, and we went to the gun show and lunch when we got through. When I was getting ready to leave for the woods a lady that I was storing some furniture for wanted to look at one piece so by the time they got there and spent half an hour trying to figure out how to get the desk to florida, I was getting restless. So I left them and told em to lock up when they got done. We got to the woods around 4:00pm and it was perfect no wind, about 68 deg, and overcast. I walked into my favorite squirrel spot as a kid and within an hour I had three squirrels. They did have wolves in them so I couldn't eat them and I got into a yellow jackets nest and the jackets caused me to crush the screen on my GPS, but it was still a good day. When we all met back at the truck we set up a crow shoot and called in about 15 crows. All in all it was just great to get a break from the hassles of everything.
They are parasites that look like a grub or slug that get under the squirrels skin and feed on it. The cold weather we have in the winter kills them so we can eat the squirrels after a feew weeks of cold weather but not before. They are really nasty when the feel the squirrel is dead and begin to rigor they crawl out to find another host.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....