If you lost your squirrel hunting weapon, you’re in the right place. We’re going to make a blowgun to finish our squirrel hunt.
Have you ever hunted small game with a blowgun? If you haven’t, this post is for you. We’re going to cover how to make a DIY blowgun to blow some darts at squirrels and rabbits (so if you don’t have your hunting rifle with you).
How To Make A DIY Blowgun
- Steel rod
- River Cane
- Heating source
Step 1: Cut the cane
Cut 6-8 feet of river cane. It has to be completely dry for us to use. Leave it in the sun until it’s completely dry.
Step 2: Remove the solid joints
This is what the steel rod is for. Heat the rod until it’s fiery hot. Then use it to burn the joints inside the cane to dust. Rinse and repeat until your cane is hollow.
Here’s the video tutorial if you want different instructions.
Now that you have made your blowgun. You’re going to need some darts to shoot!
You could go buy some…
But what fun is that?
You just made your own blowgun, whittled it out of wood! Might as well go all the way and make your own darts.
This video will show you how.
If you lose your gun, or just want to try to make a blowgun and test it out. I’d recommend it, it’s a lot of fun. If you practice with one for a while, you can actually get good at hunting squirrels or rabbits with it.
Have you ever hunted with a blowgun before?