You guys who think you need to always hunt with the latest and greatest head to toe camo... I had on jeans, a white T-shirt, white sneakers, and a blaze orange vest. If you limit your movements you likely won't be seen no matter what you're wearing. But if you plan to move around a lot you will need to become invisible.
I found the perfect place to sit right near that batch of trees that proved to be loaded with squirrels. Three medium size trees forming a 'V' that I could lean up against. Beautiful.
I sat for a good hour before the first squirrel emerged. It was in almost the same spot where I knocked one down yesterday. I couldn't see it's head due to the dense foliage, so I aimed for the lungs and dropped it. Soon after I kept my eye pealed for another squirrel that was making momentary appearances, then disappearing. I waited for about half an hour but it wasn't moving. I kept looking over the branches until I finally came across something gray. I studied it through the scope and that was the squirrel I was hunting for! I quickly put it in my crosshairs and 'CRACK'. It dropped and hit the leaves with a 'THUD'. I love that sound! I got right up to be sure this squirrel didn't drag itself away to die in a hole somewhere, but it obviously gave up the ghost before hitting the ground. While looking for the second squirrel, I came across a big dead chipmunk a few feet away. This thing was huge! I thought, "Are you telling me that was a chipmunk in the tree?!" It did have a big tail. I nudged it with my foot and it was stiff as a board. This had been dead for awhile. Soon after I located my squirrel a few paces away. Then I realized that this must be one of the 'squirrels' that I shot on the rock wall this week which I though dragged itself away. Like I said, this chipmunk was huge, about the size of a small squirrel.
These squirrels are much redder than the grays I hunt in my other spot
I ended up hunting till 6. The wind picked up and once that happened only 2 squirrels momentarily appeared. I rarely hunt in the evening, so I did learn that feeding time starts at about 4:30 and lasts for around an hour. No sense in showing up much earlier, unless you're there during their morning feeding (6am - 9am).
Once again, I hunted with the Henry Carbine and CCI's Quiet 22. I was able to shoot without scaring anything! The only thing that did get them to quiet down and hide was when I came out of hiding to retrieve my prizes.