By the time I got where I was going this morning I was pretty well convinced that I should have stayed home. snowing hard from the time I got in the truck until we got in it to come home. Squirrels were out today, but not moving around. If you have a dog that can wind them like Lefty, they don't need to touch the ground. tough hunting when the snow is pouring like it did today, and still is here. I saw a total of 7 squirrels today, 4 of which got dead. Lefty whiffed on one that I saw, so I let it go. I tried and tried to find a shot on another that he found, but it was hiding pretty well in a tangle of vines up high in the tree. I could see the thing, but could never find a clear shot. even if I had, there was a fair chance it would have gotten hung up, plus dog wandered off the tree twice, which rather pissed me off, so I gave up on that one. I missed one four times, then it ran in a hole. by then, the objective lens on my scope had so much slush on it that I could barely see through it. gathers snow quickly when you point gun up in the air for a couple of minutes on a day like today. had what I though was a good clear shot and a good rest. pretty sure I hit some small twigs on the first two shots, but squirrel moved higher in the tree and I missed it two more time before it had enough of our kind of fun. Lefty managed to find one more, and I made a solid head shot on it. we could have kept hunting as the snow had all but quit, but I was happy to end our day on a high note. save the dog (and my tired legs, too) for tomorrow. just never can tell where or when you'll find some squirrels. we did better today that I would have bet, but Lefty proved to me his prowess winding squirrels beyond any doubt today. he sure makes it hard for me to get mad at him for his sloppy treeing, lol. try again tomorrow before arctic air gets here on Thursday.