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Squirrel feeders.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:14 pm
by mcmjohnson
Hi guys, I have seen a number of different designs of feeders for squirrels, but most seem to fall broadly into two categories. Firstly, those with a loose lid that the squirrels push up to reach the feed inside and secondly, those where the bait food is dispensed or drops out of a hole or slot at the bottom of the feeder. Which type in your opinion is best and why. Thanks in anticipation, Mark

Re: Squirrel feeders.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:22 pm
by Raj
What are you trying to do? Feed them (i.e. you like them and are trying to provide food) or lure them to shoot?
If it is the latter, then you want whichever feeder makes them stay longer and gives you the best shot angle. :)

Mr. Squirrel Hunter seems to be doing exceedingly well with what looks like a hand made feeder. I love his accent and commentary style ... and his shooting. 8-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CyVb8ki39U
Takes his time, responsible shots and no rush whatsoever.

Re: Squirrel feeders.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:01 pm
by mcmjohnson
Yes, trying to lure the Greys in to shoot them. Thanks Mark

Re: Squirrel feeders.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:36 am
by itmovedhonest
I use the hole in the bottom type with metal around the hole to stop them biting their way in.
Keep moving them about to find the best spot. Squirrels can be fussy about their free meals.
I find trees away from bushes work. They may fear being ambushed.

I don't bother with a hide. Sitting still with hands and face covered is sufficient.
Have had squirrels walk 10 feet from me whilst sitting under a tree. It's movement which is the give away.

Peanut butter smeared around the feeder can help draw them in.

Re: Squirrel feeders.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:05 pm
by mcmjohnson
Hi itmovedhonest, thanks for the info, very useful tips. Atb, Mark