How To Make A Squirrel Call
These homemade squirrel calls are every bit as effective as those purchased from a retailer, as it is possible to imitate all the different chatters, barks, squeaks and chirps of the little critters with just a little imagination, coupled with some clever ingenuity. Some of the materials used are certainly not those that would immediately spring to mind, but very often these are proven to be the most successful.
Another popular method of making a squirrel call involves the use of a basic corncob, straight from a corn field. The corn has to be removed first, then it needs to be broken into two pieces, before inserting a small stick down the middle. After this, a piece of slate is struck across the center stick, whilst being held at a specific angle, and this will give out a remarkably similar noise to the squirrel bark.
Alternatively, some of the most simple ideas prove to be the most successful. For example, just a few pebbles, probably about four or five of them, cupped in the hands and shaken vigorously together, will create a sound very much in line with that which is desired. The plastic ends of shotgun shells tapped on wood, and the edges of coins dragged along the threads of large bolts, are two other inventive methods that have proved productive over time.
It is actually possible to make a squirrel call without the aid of any additional materials. One is by just sucking in air between the teeth and cheeks in a very fast motion, but only in short bursts. This resembles a chatter and can be useful if stationed very close to the prey, but remaining out of sight. Kissing the back of the hand will also make a similar sound and have a positive effect. Basically a little imagination can go a long way, so some creative thinking will do the trick.