I'm on the slingshot fourm and I just joined and have to say that having a friend walk around the other side of a tree will make them come to you're side. I have taken my first squirrel this way with a slingshot. Now being new to blowguns I am now sure if one could kill a squirrel as they are tough animals. However you should have no problem if you hit the in the head between the ears or slightly under them for a side shot. You might even be able to use a stun dart as I have been shot in the arm by a friend and it left a large painful bruise. Hope I helped.