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.
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it.
Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot. I have been using a product called bore butter and when the muzzleloader is just sitting around I leave it caked in the barrel for protection. Have also found that if I lube my sabots with bore butter they really slide nicely down the barrel....