The first squirrel and rabbit hunt of the season took place January 20, 2018. It was a sunny day with temperatures 35-45 degrees and at least a foot of snow on the ground everywhere.
There were 7 teams signed up, 14 people with 3 of them being youths. Six teams brought in 50 squirrels to be scored. With 18 head shots, 20 body shot and 12 with more than one bullet hole. The following are the results:
First Place went to the team of Johnny Hurlburt and Cody Jensen with their limit of twelve squirrels (6 head shot, 4 body shot and 2 with more than one bullet hole) for a total of 17 points. This is a new record amount of points.
Second Place went to the team of Scott Ridley and Lewis Martin with their limit of twelve squirrels (4 head shot and 8 body shot) for a total of 16 points.
Third Place went to the team of Ken and Christopher Lisk with seven squirrels (2 head shot and 5 body shot ) for a total of 9 points
Four people signed up for rabbit. There were three rabbits taken all by Shawn Amen they weighted 7.73 pounds with the lunker being 3.01 pounds.
The club is once again collecting squirrel tails to be sent to Mepps lures at the end of the season. The club provided squirrel stew and chili for those who showed up at the club.
NOTE: The next squirrel/rabbit hunt is scheduled for Saturday February 10, 2018. Same rules as this hunt. But there will be a lunker squirrel category added. More details on this when you sign up.