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Old 10-23-2006, 3:27 PM
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Default Who here hits the annual Surpise Valley Squirrel Roundup?

Going again next March. This year was COLD, but we still nailed a couple hundred Beldings.



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Old 10-23-2006, 7:07 PM
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The squirrel round up is in Cedarville, CA. Cedarville is 21 miles east of Alturas, in the extreme northeastern part of California. It is a small farming community that has a large ground squirrel problem. The competition usually lasts the whole weekend and has prizes. For information of the hunt, I'd contact the Modoc County Farm advisors office at 530-233-6400 or the Alturas Chamber of Commerce at 530-233-4434, or the Modoc County Farm Bureau at 530-233-3276. There is also a number listed in the book for the round up at (530) 279-2001.
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Old 10-23-2006, 7:48 PM
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I don't own a varmint rifle but I'm real interested in this squirrel hunt if i can get some Buddy's in on it. From you're experience good i still have fun with a .22 pistol and rifle, I could also work up a varmint load for the 06' for fun.
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Old 10-23-2006, 7:59 PM
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I don't own a varmint rifle but I'm real interested in this squirrel hunt if i can get some Buddy's in on it. From you're experience good i still have fun with a .22 pistol and rifle, I could also work up a varmint load for the 06' for fun.
A precision .22 will get you in the door, for sure, but my buddy and I were making most of our kills at 120-150yds. .22lr can make it out there, but just BARELY, and you're going to be all over the place.

The cool thing is, once you've been hooked up with a rancher, you can pretty much hang out on his land all day. You and your buddy can take your time, keep quiet, and wait for the squirrels to get within 100yds. ;-)

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I have talked to a friend of mine that goes every year and has a great time. I can only get away for about 1 week a year and I choose to shoot prarie dogs up in Montana. If I could swing a weekend up there I would go in aheartbeat. I have heard about this for years and have wanted to go. Sounds like the perfect place for a semi-auto .17.
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Old 10-23-2006, 9:17 PM
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When we were there, the talk of the town was .204 Ruger.

We were using .17HMR and .223 with GREAT success.

Make sure you've got a GREAT scope, though. Those little Belding's squirrels are 1/3 the size of your standard Beechey's California Ground Squirrel!

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Old 10-26-2006, 8:34 AM
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I would think a 22-250 and about a million rounds would be the cats pajamas. I want to go. Are there any carpoolers from the Bay Area that want to start planning?
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can someone send me a PM when you are going. I got a few cheap scoped 22s that are good out to 75-100 yards and a 22 pistol. SHould be a jolly time for all. Have fuel-efficient car and willing to travel.

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I "personally" would not use 22's there as most of the fields are near homes and farming equipment. 22's just ricochet too much! I use 17HM2, 17HMR and a 223.... We avoid the big squirrels wars as it seems to be a mad house. That place is great though when you have it all to yourself.
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i want to go! that would be awesome! ivanimal is right should do a CARPOOL!
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