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These ideas are only for those folks involved with the legal pest control of squirrels. They ARE NOT to be used for hunting. To do so would be unethical and possibly illegal.

Pick a large tree in the problem area that can safely function as a backstop. Smear some peanutbutter in a patch on the bark. Tomatoes are another favorite of squirrels. Sit back and wait, but don't get to comfortable because you won't have to wait long.
 

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I guess if I use one of my .50s I may have to have several trees available, huh? Hmm, how about smearing the peanut butter on one of those Tannerite reactive targets? :madeuce:

This Winter I am going to go full bore to try to wipe out the suckers before my bamboo begins sprouting in the Spring. Those suckers really did a number on my bamboo the last couple of years. But I know of a couple of pine trees that are in direct line of site from my shooting bench near one of my bamboo groves that should be perfect.

How long does it take for the word to get out on the squirrel grapevine about the peanut butter? Should I do this a few weeks before beginning the slaughter so all the local tree rats will get the word first?

Thanks for the tip!
 

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Add your bait a few days before you start the hunt so they can get used to coming to your spot(s). That way they'll be trained and will keep coming back even when some of them die. Another idea is to prop a 2x4 or thick dead limp up against the tree for them to climb up on to eat. They feel safer off the ground.

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I would start the peanut butter as soon as I could. Let them get used to it. Squirrels are naturally vicious towards each other and quickly they will begin to fight over the territory. Once that happens they will become accustomed to the smell of squirrel blood.

Squirrels are incredibly violent, they just have great public relations with that cute, furry look. If a female has a litter with a male and another male comes along, they will fight and she will wait to see who wins. If the fight is severe enough, the two male squirrels will attempt to chew each other's testicles off. If the female's mate runs away or is defeated, she will kill her litter and make another with the new male. That's why the blood smell, if not too strong, doesn't deter them.
 
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