JR. wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:27 pm
I haven't dropped a squirrel in over year, despite two very good opportunities a week ago. I purchased a laser bore sight, and zero'd in my scope.
No wonder the squirrels barely noticed that I was firing on them. The laser pointer indicates my scope was aiming low and to the left about two squirrel widths.
Now I have it perfectly zero'd in for about 50 yards, with the only variable remaining is drop over that much distance... I could tweak for this with a paper target. For now I can aim a little high.
Now I actually want to see some squirrels in my yard.
Well I am getting my wish, sort of... I am not seeing actual squirrels up in my main producing pecan trees but I am seeing evidence of them chewing on immature pecans. It is still too early for mature nuts, but I'm starting to get early drops (the trees drop weak/sickly nuts early). In years past a lot of these early drops were infested with insects that would bore holes through the soft shell and lay eggs inside that would grow to become mature larvae... Now since I started spraying, I'm seeing pretty much zero insect holes,
but I've started seeing evidence of squirrels chewing.
I got up at 6am to check my squirrel surveillance cameras and it was too dark outside... by 6:30 I could see the trees but no squirrels.Walking around outside I did see one in my back yard rescue pecan tree (that I cut down a couple nearby trees to get it more sunlight). I could not get a clean sight on that squirrel because of dense leaf growth but put one pellet into the general area and he left quickly.
I may need to start waking up earlier and sitting out in my yard. I am not an early morning person but the squirrels are.
It's nice to be nice.