The end goal of all this squirrel observing is to understand tree squirrel ecology better.
If you’re bored come February, try squirrel hunting for both a challenge and tasty meal.
Squirrel season opens a month early in the state this year.
Fewer automobiles on the roads helping wildlife on a number of fronts. And, in turn, people are taking notice of and enjoying the natural world around them.
Longer days and warmer sunshine activate small game hunting opportunities between now and – bonus day – Feb. 29.
Because, he says, “One day in a tree is better than a lifetime in a cage.”
10th annual Hyde squirrel hunting tournament draws hunters, participants of all ages.
Deer seasons mostly have ended, but January is a great time to keep pursuing squirrels and bunnies.
(Mepps)Antigo, Wis. — Mepps continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails for use in the company’s hand-tied, dressed hooks for their lures. The company has been recycling squirrel tails for over a half-century. Mepps buys black, grey, red and fox squirrel tails and will pay up to 26 cents for each tail, depending on quality and quantity, and…
Many of today’s young hunters go from BB guns to deer rifles without ever spending time chasing squirrels and rabbits.
(Photo courtesy of the Iowa DNR)Squirrel hunters should expect to find an average to above average squirrel population over most of the state, with higher squirrel numbers in areas with quality oak and hickory trees, according to the Iowa DNR. Squirrel season opens Sept. 2. Fox squirrels can be found anywhere there are a few acres of trees, but gray…