Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.
Iowa’s late archery seasons [deer and turkey] closed January 10th. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to stow the bow. There are still plenty of reasons to roam the winter woodlands and pursuing the gray squirrel is certainly one of them. Although squirrels don’t present much of a target they are abundant and– with patience — are definitely doable.
There are a number of good small game [blunt] arrow heads on the commercial market. I don’t have any [yet] but am getting along fine with old, 100 grain broadheads. One fact is sure: once you connect, the bushy tails stay put — every single time.
Don’t worry about missed shots; it’s likely that your next opportunity is probably just a few trees away. Once your hard earned trophies hit the skillet, you’ll agree that tromping the winter woods was well worth the effort.