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It's warble season! #16517868 10/11/21
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I spent my first day squirrel hunting here in SE Va. Pretty much a rotten day for squirrel hunting. It rained early this morning so everything was slopping wet. It was in the mid to high 70s and humidity made it like a sauna. All the leaves here are still green and the trees are full. There was heavy overcast so the woods were dark. The mosquitoes were relentless. I walked through exactly 10,798 spiderwebs, most of them with a big red orb weaver in the middle, and most a face level. Only saw four squirrels and only got a shot at one of them, which I got. I heard several calling in the tree tops but you can't see up into the trees since the foliage is so thick. So, not an ideal day for squirrel hunting. Yet, somehow, infinitely better than work.

Lots of hickory mast falling, but very little oak. The acorns are still mostly holding on up in the trees. There are some acorns, but they are mostly red oak and it looks like the squirrels are cutting them down in bunches and feeding on them on the ground. Only a very few white oak acorns were seen.

All of my yard squirrels have warbles. So I knew what to expect out in the woods, and my only squirrel of the day did not disappoint. One of the reasons I prefer squirrel hunting after a freeze or two.

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Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16518159 10/11/21
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one is better than down here , the tree rats have 8 or 10 on them now . Nov. it will get better

Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16518232 10/11/21
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Not to sound stupid, but Do the Warbles hurt the meat?

It it safe to eat the Squirrel?

Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16518252 10/11/21
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They only get in the skin. Doesn't hurt the meat at all. In fact, they don't even really hurt the squirrel. They're just ugly. But this is the time of year for them.

Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16519165 10/11/21
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What kind of bug causes them?


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Warble flys. Aka heel flys.

Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16519185 10/12/21
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Botflies. Like cattle botflies, but a slightly different species. Disgusting looking things.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuterebra_emasculator

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I appreciate the info, as I didn't know that, yrs. ago my son shot a squirrel, and we found one of those under the skin,
and not knowing, I buried the whole darn thing!

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Very familiar with the cattle version. I remember popping them out of a cow's hide like an enormous blackhead.


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Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16526182 10/14/21
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When younger,we raised meat rabbits. Always found some during the summer. We treated with hydrogen peroxide. Popped them right out


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Re: It's warble season! [Re: 10Glocks] #16528258 10/14/21
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This one had a healing warble hole but no larvae in it. I think the larvae are starting drop out. Good. Now if the temperatures and dew points would also drop a bit. It's been like a sauna in the woods over the last few days.

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It's still warm here in Alabama too, but surprisingly I haven't seen any of the icky little devils so far.

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Originally Posted by 10Glocks
This one had a healing warble hole but no larvae in it. I think the larvae are starting drop out. Good. Now if the temperatures and dew points would also drop a bit. It's been like a sauna in the woods over the last few days.

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Very nice photo 10Glocks. Bushnell scopes are still high on my list, probably an age thingy, but I still like them as they are generally very clear. Even with all the high end scopes I have, there is just something about Bushnell scopes.
I've used that same ring and base adapter setup you're using for many years without a hitch.


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