Squirrels and quarters

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  1. randyt

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    I've heard two quarters can be used as a squirrel call. Has anyone used that method? How did it work?
     
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    I use my wedding band on a metal part of my rifle or handgun. Usually the scope cap .

    I lightly tap . Sounds like a squirrel cutting (eating) a nut . Calms them down and lets you locate them .

    I use it when I sit or after I shoot and want the woods to forget Im there.

    Heres a good video

     
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    They do sound like squirrels but I never actually used them to hunt squirrels.
     
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    My dad did that. He used nickels as I remember.
     
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    I've seen it done, but haven't tried it. A $10 squirrel call is just too versatile, to not have.
     
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    The idea is to return the woods back to normal as if the intruder/hunter is gone. Some use a small twisting bird call.


    For a squirrel vs hawk fight, a couple plastic Walmart bags can replicate the sound of bird wings.
     
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    That is a versatile lil call .
     
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    The quarters sound like reds and not grays, ime.
     
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    my middle school cross country coach was a good ol' boy, had jerky and mt. dew for breakfast and hunted and trapped like no one else i knew. he showed me the trick, but insisted it had to be two pennies.
     
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    The method on the video is not at all how I learned to use quarters to call squirrels. I learned to turn one on edge, and using the serrated edge of the other quarter, scrape against the serrated edge of the first quarter. This video has both methods. At 4:20 in the video he uses the scraping method...
     
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    My granddad used to use that technique with some success...brings back memories.
     
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    I’ve used it as well.

    Like some others said, it imitates the sound of a squirrel “cutting” thick shelled nuts. It works more as a “woods calmer” than a call. I’ll wait 5 min or so after a shot with subsonic .22lr, and do the quarter call. Usually the other squacks in the area that vanished at the shot will begin to go about their business again and thus show themselves.
     
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    Use that trick all the time. Sometimes they'll come to it, most of the time they will shake their tails and show you where they are
     
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    Not to hijack this thread, but I am currently trying to "tame" 3 baby squirrels. just tossing them treats while making a ticking sound with my tongue.
     
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    Never tried the quarters but had a squirrel call for many years . I was really never sure if it helped or not . You cold make it scold pretty good but I don’t recall a squirrel
    come a running with it .
    The woods calmer makes sense .
    Also I’m a little
    intreiged with useing a squirrel dog . Latest little
    mitt we picked up can spot a squirrel at a few hundred yards . They usually point upside down on the trunk and scold her after she runs to them.
     
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