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pavan
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Oh yes, the other end of my cedar shoot away dozen. I test shot the bunch, all good. Less than $45 for the whole dozen, cheap feathers, finish, blunty points and nocks included.
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Terry Green
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If you're on a diet shoot blunts if you're hungry shoot broadheads

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Alexander Traditional
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I don't know how to post pictures anymore,but I shot a jack rabbit yesterday with a tree shark,and it didn't die right away. I think squirrels are tougher than rabbits.
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Msturm
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I shot one with a G 5 SGH (small game head) out of a 50 lb longbow. head shot at about 12 yards. he fell to the ground. shook it off and went right back up the tree. I shot him again with a ribtec at about the same distance and the arrow didn't pass all the way through. I got the squirrel and both arrows back though.

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Bill Carlsen
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If you can attach a carving knife to the front of your arrows you'de be in good shape.

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Sam McMichael
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I have only shot one squirrel with a bow. He was hit square through the ribs with a field point. He chewed all the way through that arrow. I had to finish him off with a stick. That kind of killed my desire to hunt squirrels with a bow.

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ChuckC
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I have had really good luck using nutters. They won't die, unless hit in the head, but they are knocked ****less. I pick them up and finish it with my hawk (skwerl against tree). I lost one this way so far. It was a superficial hit. I was using bows a fair bit heavier than 50# and regular arrows though, so that may change things up a bit.
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Jerry Gille
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If you ever get serious about bowhunting squirrels then you'll only use something that cuts. You'll get tired of losing squirrels with blunts and you'll lose a fair share with cutting heads too. Any marginal hit outside of the head/neck/chest will be a problem. Having the arrow remain in the squirrel while sticking out of both sides significantly increases your chances of recovering that squirrel.
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ChuckC
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Do you guys actually shoot bladed points at skwerls up in a tree ? That is 100% why I use nutters. I shoot at them where I see them. They work well enough for me. If you hit a deer in the hind end you likely won't recover that one either.
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Shoot all my squirrels with Zwickeys, and on the ground!
Squirrels actually spend more time on the ground, than in trees. The tree is their "safety zone"... They are easier to hit on the ground AND it's easier to find your arrows!

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Jerry Gille
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I have bowhunted squirrels 27 times since the Illinois opener on August 1 - after work almost every night on public and private ground. I have yet to take a shot at a squirrel on the ground this season. That will change as the mast drops but is definitely not the case in the early part of the season. I do not hesitate to take a shot in a tree as I don't hunt anywhere where that arrow dropping is a concern. I lose or break close to 200 arrows a year chasing squirrels and won't even bother looking for them unless I see them fall right next to me. My gear has been designed for this style of hunting.

If you are not concerned about where the arrow drops and not concerned about losing the arrow, why wouldn't you shoot up in a tree? If you are concerned about such things then squirrel hunting might not be much fun for you.

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frank bullitt
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Exactly said on your first post, Jerry Gille!

Serious Squirrel Bowhunter!

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I believe squirrel was Mr. Jerry Pierce's favorite animal to hunt with a bow. He would cut a notch in a field point and epoxy injector razor blades--no telling now many squirrels he killed. The only one I've killed with a bow and arrow was taken with an Ace Hex-Head blunt (perfect double lung..squirrel was DRT)...that being said, I won't even hunt rabbits with anything other than broadheads or at least a small game head with blades.

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Ron LaClair
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Some good heads for squirrels

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Next to last, from left to right, was Mr. Jerry's preferred squirrel medicine. I've got a few of them around here somewhere...

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