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On the Small Game Hunt

If there is one pursuit in hunting that combines action, thrills, moving, shooting, calling or stalking, and other adrenalin pumping activities—it’s the hunt for small game. Those rabbits and squirrels may be small in size but they offer big hunting excitement for those who pursue them.

The admission price for this game is affordable and in most cases you can buy a license over-the-counter or online. In Tennessee, for example, standard small game license for residents costs $28 or $50 for nonresidents. Across the border in South Carolina, a resident can pursue small game for $12 and an apprentice license is offered also for $12. Nonresident hunters can buy small game hunting licenses for three days for $40. More details are at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/licenses/pricingnonresident.html.

Ok, once you’ve paid the proper admission price, it’s time to hunt. In many cases you’ll have the gear. That same .22 rifle or handgun you use for plinking at the range will work well for dropping squirrels. That favored 20-gauge shotgun you took turkey hunting last spring, or that you used in the dove field in September, will work well for toppling running rabbits. If you need help to decide on shotshells or cartridges, visit: http://www.winchester.com/choose-your-ammo/Pages/hunters.aspx

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