Yesterday, I got out and scouted some new territory for tree squirrel hunting. One of the things I like to do while scouting, is to take along an air rifle I plan to hunt with, and just shoot targets of opportunity. Sort of a tune up for the squirrel hunts to come.
There is a big difference between hunting prairie dogs and tree squirrels. Prairie dogs, my main pursuit here lately, are shot over fairly flat ground. Tree squirrels present shots that can be uphill, down hill, straight ahead, or at really steep angles up in the pine trees.