Watch: How to Call Squirrels Using Two Coins


Watch: How to Call Squirrels Using Two Coins

Squirrel hunting is a great way to spend time in the woods, to sharpen your skills for deer season, add some variety to the pot, and to introduce youngsters to hunting. But those tree rats can be evasive little rascals, hiding out in the treetops even though you know they are close. Well, this guy has a method of calling them that imitates the sound of squirrel teeth gnawing on a nut. Hungry squirrels–and all squirrels are hungry–will come a-running.

Who’s that over there eatin’ some nuts? I want some nuts!

Skip the first minute if you want to get down to business.

What he shows at first isn’t what I expected. I have called squirrels by using something with teeth or grooves along the edges (like a quarter, dime, poker chip, or even the safety on a shotgun) to imitate the sound of them chewing. More like what he shows beginning at about 3:20.

He goes on to show a number of variations. If you can’t get a squirrel interested using one of these methods, you might be hunting the wrong place. Quarters are probably the most useful coins for this, but they’re not the only kind that will work.

Happy hunting!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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