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A cunning ground squirrel
I was telling this story to a friend of mine in Ca. who is about to go ground squirrel
shooting at a place he has access to that carries thousands of the critters. He has
fitted tuners on his rifle barrels and now they shoot into one hole at 100 yards.
One time up on the Tejon Ranch during the off season I was shooting ground
squirrels with my accuarized 10/22. I drove my big Ford van up near a downed tree
lying horizontal where I'd shot many of them in the past but on this occasion I saw
nary a one even as I scanned the area with my binos.........Puzzling!
It was so unusual not to see one there that I took a 2nd look with the glass. Suddenly,
I saw an eye. It was inside the trunk of the downed tree and looking out through a knot
hole that was about 2" in. diam. One of the little was watching me from the
safety of the inside of the tree.
By this time I had to drop and the rise of the bullet I was using down pat so I estimated
the distance to be about 35 yards. At that distance the bullet was traveling about 1/2" low
so I compensated for it and put one through that knot hole and nailed his ................
It made my day.