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Squirrel Master Classic: Day 2

The action unfolds at the Squirrel Master Classic, hosted by Gamo Outdoor USA.

Adam Heggenstaller, American Hunter's Executive Editor, is on the scene at the first annual Squirrel Master Classic. The hunt's on, and you can keep up with today's action with the running updates provided below.

On the Board
Five minutes into the hunt and my team already has a squirrel in the bag. I may have pulled the trigger, but TC here did the work, running the gray right up an oak the way you'd expect from a dog ranked at the top by the American Treeing Feist Association.

Callie Ups the Tally
Fourteen-year-old Callie bagged the fourth squirrel for our team with a long shot to the top of a tree. Callie is one of six Alabama 4-H students competing in the Classic.

"It is just awesome to shoot my first squirrel this way," she said. "In my head I was like 'Yes! Yes! Yes!'"

Tale of the Scale
After the official morning weigh-in, Field Editor Jeff Johnston's team is in the lead with 14 squirrels weighing a whopping 17.125 lbs. My team's in second place with nine of them for a total weight of 10.25 lbs. We have some catching up to do during the afternoon hunt, but with a good dog and better shooting, we have a chance.

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3 Responses to Squirrel Master Classic: Day 2

Eddie Coates wrote:
March 08, 2014

I have an outstanding squirrel dog. It is a weiner dog and he is good very good. Plus his puppy which is a mini weiner. They not only can tree them but follow them through the tree. How do I get to the squirrel dog championships. thanks

Adam Heggenstaller wrote:
February 26, 2014

Jeff, We used Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro air rifles in .177 and .22 caliber. In .177 caliber, pellets included the 7.1-grain Gamo PBA and 7.8-grain Gamo Red Fire. Some of us zeroed at 20 yards, others at 35 yards. Adam Heggenstaller Executive Editor American Hunter

jeff wrote:
February 24, 2014

how about a little info on the equipment such as air rifles & calibers used, ammo used, sight in distances etc?