Monday, October 15, 2007

Shots From Squirrel Camp


The 2007 Squirrel Camp was a resounding success! The hunters bagged 62 squirrels for the weekend and Saturday night they served the best squirrel and dumplings I have ever tasted. The new patio was also a big success. Paul brought a new friend and his son in for the weekend and our old friend David Hyde. David surprised everyone by getting after the squirrels and was a lot of fun this year again. This year a lot of squirrels were taken unlike the pitiful 2006 Squirrel Camp. Hope David will come back and shoot one of Pauls' deer this year. This year my brother James from Alaska joined the camp with his sons, Brock and Nathaniel. Roy and Michael Stevens were there, "Limpy" Baxter Jones, Guy Dale Shaw, my Dad, Paul and Michael Howell, Sam Goodwin and his son Thomas, Paul Jones, David Hyde, Joe Newman, Burney and Bobby showed up with Austin, and Greg "Sleepy" Jones. It was another fantastic weekend for my Dad and all these guys love to come for the squirrel camp weekend. Will post more pics later!

34 comments:

Goon said...

My first question would be what kind of gun do you shoot those with. Second, when does duck hunting start. Up north we are already sending them your way.

Pheasant hunting is under way and there will be snow on the ground soon in ND. Only about three weeks till deer season in ND.

Back up and running after the geek squad tried really hard to ruin my computer.

Arthur said...

Looks like fun. I haven't hunted squirrels since I was a kid, but looks like a heck of a good time.

Andy said...

Wow, thats one heck of a weekend! I hope you have a picture of some of those black squirrels.

Matt said...

I've got to get down there.

Phillip said...

Man, I haven't had squirrel and dumplings in years!

That brings back some great memories!

deerslayer said...

Sounds like alot of folks up there at one time, no wonder you got so many squirrels,but I don't see any on the pole,no photos and no hides what's up with that?

deerslayer said...

One more thing you might try next time you get some squirrels is --squirrel brains and scrambled eggs man is that some good eating especially when someone else gets the squirrels.

Editor said...

we had a photo problem, but will have some more pics up later

deerPhD said...

Congrats! Glad you all had a good outing! The Squirrel-slayers!

Doug Skinner said...

I've never had Squirrel and Dumplings...Do you have a recipe?

I've had Squirrel Stew and Squirrel n' Stuff, but not dumplings...Sounds good.

Michael Stevens said...

I am one of the fortunate ones to get to get invited to the Christmas place for the annual squirrel hunt. For those of you reading these blogs, you dont know what you are missing. The Howells are the best, most gracious host you can have. I am truly blessed to get an invitation to this each year. I cant express my appreciation enough.

I will answer goons questions if that is ok Rex. Most hunt with 12 gauge. Stell shot has to be used on the WMA, so #4 is used there (since most trees are 60 feet tall). And heavy load lead shot is used in the hills. Some (those who are better shots than me) do use 22 rifles. Most squirrels killed are grays but some fox squirrels are killed also.

Thanks again for the invitations.

darrell said...

Someone was just telling me last night how to make a killer Squirrel Jumbalaya and now this - Squirrel and dumplings. Amazing that most people don't know just how good squirrel can be.

Editor said...

thanks everybody and especially Michael Stevens, you are a joy to have and an integral part of Dads' squirrel camp.

Old Scratch said...

We may have to revise the count. I found my game bag hanging outside the back door Tuesday. My wife had decided that she didn't want a dead Squirrel in the house. She having noticed a rather rank smell coming from the closet. It appears that I left one in the game bag.I don't know if I killed 5 and left one in the bag or killed 6 and lost count.

Goon said...

I guess I have the right gun for Squire hunting, 12 gauge, yikes no ones getting away. :)

Marian said...

The new patio looks really nice Rex. It will cut down on a lot of dirt and mud being tracked into the camp house. Can't wait to see it in person. Looks like your Squirrel Hunt was a huge success. I've only had squirrel and dumplings one time in my life...very tasty! Tell your Dad hello from us. :)

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