Re: Safe to shoot squirrels in trees with .22LR?
Some low life clown brought some Russians up to Wisconsin from Texas for hunting purposes. The farmers getting their fences torn up and their newly planted fields dug up are not amused. They are considered vermin in Wisconsin by the DNR and all you need is a small game license. No bag limit, no size limit and no season, you see it shoot it. 150-200 lb seems to be typical and have been taken with everything from a .243 to a mini van. 30 caliber guns are the most popular.
Biggest concern for local farmers is the threat of pseudo rabies and Swine Brucellosis. I don't want to see those suckers on my land but I pretty much guarantee if I do they won't be leaving my land.
Seriously I would not want to take a shot at one of them with a 22 unless I was up the tree and it was trying to climb up after me. I'm thinking that isn't very likely. In the meantime I have 12 acres of my own and a quarter million acres of DNR land on the other side of my fence. Me and my 22 and squirrels will continue to meet and I will continue to invite them home for supper.
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