When Do Squirrel Season Come in?
When do squirrel hunting seasons start in Kentucky? The tree squirrel population in California fluctuates every year, but there is a general time frame for hunting. Here’s what to do before you head into the woods: get out into the early morning and sit against a large tree in a place where squirrels are likely to hang out. Spend the first half an hour listening for squirrels. You may want to shoot your first squirrel of the day from seated position, into the same tree.
Kentucky spring squirrel season
There are some key things to keep in mind when hunting a squirrel in Kentucky. The season runs from April 17 to May 9 in 2021. The most common firearm used for the purpose is a muzzleloading shotgun, and you must have a valid hunting license to hunt these animals. In addition, you cannot use bait, which may attract a squirrel. Keep in mind that squirrels are not aggressive, and they may stare at you for a variety of reasons, including fear, curiosity, or communication.
The best places to look for squirrels in the spring are creek bottoms, cedar trees, and tall grasses. They’ll feed on grasses, mushrooms, blackberries, and insects. A small caliber muzzleloading rifle is a good choice for hunting squirrels in Kentucky’s 120 counties. The pressure level is low, making this a great time to hunt for this wildlife species. And because it’s still early in the season, hunting pressure is minimal.
California tree squirrel population fluctuates each year
Why does the California tree squirrel population fluctuate each year? Climate, weather, and other factors could be influencing the population fluctuations. The seasonality of squirrel activity could also be contributing to the variations in the population size. To determine the cause of the fluctuations, researchers need to know how many squirrels are present and how many are lost. Here are some possible explanations for this. Observations of local climate, weather, and population fluctuation may help us understand the behavior of the California tree squirrel.
The reproductive pattern of the FS is different from that of WGS. Most litters are born in early spring and late fall, but there are also a few observations of subadults and pregnant females in June, August, and September. The FS population in California is fluctuating annually, with more juveniles in the spring than in any other state. The population is in decline in many areas, but the state’s tree squirrels are thriving in the Northern Californian forests.
Locations to hunt
The most effective way to find and shoot squirrels is to observe them at different times of the day. During the leaves-on season, you can focus your efforts on early mornings and evenings, when squirrels are most active. When temperatures drop in the early winter, they tend to be late risers, preferring to leave tree cavities and nests after the air has warmed. During these times, it is better to hunt from a distance, or wait for a squirrel to spook.
One of the best places to hunt for these furry creatures is the Ozark National Forest. This large forest covers more than one million acres in the Arkansas Ozarks, and is populated with hardwood trees. If you are interested in hunting for squirrels, you can visit the Harold E. Alexander Wildlife Management Area, which covers over 13,000 acres of prime squirrel habitat. It contains many fire breaks and back roads, as well as food plots and primitive camping areas.
Permit to hunt
In Mississippi, there are several public lands that are open to hunting gray squirrels. These areas include Wildlife Management Areas, National Forests, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands, and more. All of these areas provide the opportunity to hunt gray squirrels, fox squirrels, and more. While hunting gray squirrels, you’ll most likely find the best hunting opportunities in areas with plenty of hardwood forestland. You’ll also want to check out the specific area’s regulations.
In addition to the seasons, hunting regulations also prohibit disturbing nests or harassing young. In addition, hunters are prohibited from baiting places used for trapping furbearing animals and hunting game. Additionally, you’ll have to clean up the area afterward. Otherwise, your hunting license will be revoked. And remember that the first shot counts. And don’t let a squirrel eat your dead body, unless you want to risk being fined by the DGF.
Food sources for squirrels
While most people don’t realize it, squirrels enjoy a variety of nuts, seeds, and fruits. These types of foods include nuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. In addition to these natural foods, you can also buy pre-packaged squirrel food from home and garden supply centers. Although not ideal, squirrels will happily eat these items if they have access to them.
Squirrels need a steady, reliable source of food to get through winter. These animals will search out food that is consistent, plentiful, and localized. If possible, locate the food source near the nest so that the squirrel can scavenge for food. Squirrels have a great sense of smell, so they can spot food easily. If you don’t have a tree in your yard, you can buy one for the squirrels to eat.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.