Hunting Squirrels With A Bow
When you feel that the squirrel has forgotten about the " unusual motion " it is recommended to slowly get in a crawling position and sneak as quietly as possible on the edge of the skid road ( or with perimeters of brush ) stopping every time the squirrel will stop to look around. Repeat this procedure until you will reach 35 yards or less away from the squirrel, this will be the perfect time to use the bow. As far as equipment is concerned, we recommend using Zwickey small game heads to stop arrows on impact but if you don't want to spend too much money you can use Easton Carbon Epic for compounds and for re-curve we recommend using cheap wood arrows.
Moving on to red squirrels, the situation is slightly different. They prefer big evergreens and they aren't very weary. They are however quite aggressive which at least theoretically, make them easier to take down with a bow. When you invade their privacy and get into their territory, they will spot you and will start barking in an aggressive matter and in some cases; the red squirrel will come down from a tree in your direction. It is recommended not to get closer than 30 yards although these birds aren't very bright but better safe than sorry.
Don't forget about the camo clothing because it is a crucial part of your equipment. Another aspect a bow hunter must take into consideration is to obtain the permission to hunt in the area where there is a large population of grey/red squirrels. Don't forget your binoculars and a rifle, just in case you get tired of using the rudimentary old-fashioned bow.
All things considered, squirrel bow hunting can be a very fruitful hunting experience if you pack yourself with tones of patience and have a lot of time as this method requires meticulously thought hunting schemes that not many people can follow.