The first sighting occurred about 5 minutes into the hunt, on the ground and at a distance. It spotted me, dashed for a hollow tree and hunkered down. I sat the spot out for 20 minutes, then moved on. On the return trip as I neared the same spot I saw a squirrel at a distance about 30 yards from where I spotted the first one. I closed in but lost sight of it. Then another squirrel jumped through the branches about 20 yards away. It stopped long enough for me to get a bead on it and I squeezed one off from my 15-22. The CCI MiniMag HP passed through the heart and it dropped. That's two shots in two days harvesting two squirrels. Considering that all of today's sightings were within 30, my bet is that it was the same squirrel moving from tree to tree.
I think I'll give the rifle a field test on Monday if we don't get hit by that incoming storm. Check back then, and thanks for reading.