How To Hunt Squirrels – Early Season .22 cal Rifle Hunting Tips & Tactics

How To Hunt Squirrels – Early Season .22 cal Rifle Hunting Tips & Tactics

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This week we’re hunting early season squirrels with a .22 cal rifle and a Gamo airgun. Along the way, we’ll be sharing some How To tips and tactics that will help put more bushytails in the bag!


  1. Independent Thinker on August 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    We never hunt before the first frost, to many parasites in them till then

  2. Outsider Outdoors on August 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Super awesome video man! Really enjoyed it.. I just got done filming a squirrel hunt and I believe I hit it but he got away…

  3. Jon on August 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Can you put a link to that call in the description

  4. Rodney Wroten on August 23, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    after working very hard to kill a squirrel. brake barrel guns suck. lot of fun to play with but too unpredictable never hit the same place twice. have owned many kinds and pcp is your best out there

  5. Frank ! on August 23, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I never have much luck hunting them early season because the foliage is to thick and you cant see them even when you know where they are in the tree tops and I almost never see them on the ground early season? I Have gotten lucky from time to time but it was just that. Once deer season is over is when I love hunting squirrel because if you are in the woods sitting still about an hour before sunset I almost always see them running from tree to tree on the ground

  6. Jamie Sloan on August 23, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve been squirrel hunting 3 times, since season started. Killed 2, then 1, then 2. You’re right. It’s hard to see them in early season. I use #6 shot, with an improved modified choke(.705), until the leaves comes off. Then I go with my Marlin bolt action .22.

  7. Chichua xyiong on August 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Too much talking like you never talked before.

  8. David 704 on August 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Chill out on the f- ink commercials. Thumbs down

  9. Dane Skiffjack on August 23, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Boys; you ought to try a .410 shotgun in woods like that. Also, the Haydel’s SW-92 Mister Squirrel Whistle gets squirrels really aggressive and makes them cuss and shake a lot so it’s easier to spot them. BTW; when I use a .22 rifle for squirrels, I also use CCI CB ammo to reduce the chances of a stray bullet travelling down range.

  10. GrowTopia TM on August 23, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I was honestly waiting for a break in the video to say this is a joke. Maybe if I had waited till the end I would have seen it.

  11. Chuck Venable on August 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Ya’ll buy all these scents to cover up your stink, and everything you need is in the woods just waiting to be used. I don’t buy any scents just the scent that God provides! Chuck

  12. Dutch1722 on August 23, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I squirrel hunt wild country. I walk slowly listen and pop them on this side of 55 yards so I can find them after they are shot. I stalk and walk with an erratic cadence. 1-2-3 paces. . If you here a bark chances are there are others around you. . Its important to be quiet the whole time you hunt. I walk comfortable contours and keep the wind to my face.

  13. Yak Motley on August 23, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Sweet video guys! New sub!

  14. Name on August 23, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Y’all are overthinking this all I do here in Florida is sit up in a deer stand and shoot at squirrels that all come up in the same oak tree I can get about 5 or 6 from the same tree in a couple hours

  15. osi2484 on August 23, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Shooting a .22 up in the is not a safe thing to do…

  16. knobcreekoutdoors on August 23, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I aways take 2 quarters and rub then on their sides to make a cutting nut sound

  17. MATTHEW VELDERMAN on August 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    very informative, slightly cheese… worth the watch. thanks for sharing!

  18. caster2534 on August 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Looks like you need a lot more time behind the gun.

  19. Mack Mcinnis on August 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    All my 22 I used 3 by 9. Raffle scope wicked and over and under bracket

  20. whiff1962 on August 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Epic over the top intro, bro. LMAO

  21. OutdoorsMan on August 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    to much commercial and not enough hunting

  22. James Mueller on August 23, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Try the 392 airgun in 22cal I no you would love it. It a very good for hunting

  23. patrapper7 on August 23, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    After getting to 5:22 it was time to go to the next squirrel video…nothing here guys

  24. Boba Defett on August 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    "I’m not gonna say what we’re hunting today" Title of the video "How to Hunt Squirrels". I wonder what they’re hunting?

  25. Jake S on August 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Using a moderately accurate budget air rifle. Very nice touch. It shows realism that the average person can go out there and do it.

  26. Country Dirt Kid on August 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t think viewers know how much time and effort it takes to make a good video like this. Running multiple cameras, changing the camera angles, zooming in ,editing, reshooting and dealing with the reality of early season nusiances- this is all a lot of work. What sets this video aside is that it is 100% real.

  27. Mike Lysic on August 23, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Trophy Black Squirrel? Here in SE Michigan it seems like that’s all there is anymore. Used to be mostly Fox Squirrels with some Grays and a few Blacks here and there. Now the Fox are all but gone, you see some occasionally here and there, but mostly it’s Blacks and some Grays. I certainly wish the Fox Squirrel population would come back. They’re a much bigger, meatier squirrel. The Blacks are skinny, puny little squirrels.

  28. Moggenfeeb The Almighty on August 23, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    As a fellow indiana squirreler… love you guys