When Does Squirrel Season Open at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area?
If you’re interested in squirrel hunting, but don’t know where to start, you might be a little confused. This article will provide you with some information on the rules and regulations of hunting squirrels on private lands and State-authorized public lands, including Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Listed below are some of the best places to hunt squirrels in North America. Once you’ve learned about the rules and regulations, you’ll be better prepared to hunt these wonderful creatures.
Hunting for squirrels on private lands
Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest traditions. The squirrels usually range for about 10 acres, but during the breeding season, they may expand to 40 acres. The following are some tips to keep in mind when hunting squirrels on private lands. Keep your distance and shoot steadily. If you see the squirrels from a distance, you will have a better chance of hitting one.
Before hunting for squirrels, you must determine the best time of day. Red squirrels are often found in spruce/fir habitat. Listen for their “wurring” call to spot them. A 22-caliber rifle will give you more fun and you won’t have to buy shotgun ammunition. You can also bring binoculars to see the squirrels from a distance.
You can hunt fox squirrels on many private lands, but it’s not permitted on many Wildlife Management Areas. Be sure to read the rules and regulations of the SCDNR before you hunt. The best way to find out what kind of land you can hunt is to visit the SCDNR’s website. Listed below are the rules and regulations that apply to hunting squirrels on private lands.
State-authorized public lands
If you have a desire to take home a prized specimen, the Virginia State Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) opens the squirrel season on certain WMAs this fall. This includes the Fairystone WMA (Fairystone State Park), the Philpott Reservoir, Hidden Valley, Highland, and Hog Island WMA, as well as Little North Mountain, Mattaponi Bluffs, and Merrimac Farm, and Powhatan WMA (Goochland Tract), Stewarts Creek, and Rapidan WMA.
In addition to private lands, squirrel hunting on federal and state-authorized public lands is possible as long as you are 15 years old and under. During the spring season, fox squirrel hunting is legal in all states. In Tennessee, hunting is allowed on state-authorized public lands. To take part in the hunt, you must register for a permit with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The open season for hunting on State-authorized public lands includes squirrels, cottontails, and jackrabbits. The dates for these seasons may vary from the statewide dates. To check for the state’s season, visit the Department’s official website. In addition, the department allows groundhog hunting on its lands during spring squirrel season. The season for squirrel hunting on department lands is open through early September.
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
When does squirrel season open at Hobbs State, Arkansas? The answer varies from year to year, but it is usually between mid-October and late February. Squirrels love to live in the park, which has a 54-mile trail system and 11 primitive campsites. The park is also open to hunting, which is regulated and supervised. The state of Arkansas permits regulated hunting in this park.
The park is home to a thriving eco-system and beautiful terrain. The park covers an area of nearly 60 square miles and is located between Beaver Lake and War Eagle Creek. In 1984, the Arkansas Forestry Commission was added to the list of cooperating agencies. However, the commission later dropped out of the agreement after implementing a resource management plan that included cutting down native hardwoods and replacing them with non-native loblolly pine.
A local legend states that Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is home to the state’s first sawmill. The state was offered a purchase option in 1965, but officials did not take action due to a lack of funding. Meanwhile, other prospective buyers began eyeing the land. In 1978, a full-price negotiation with a California developer failed due to differences in payment terms. After this, state and county officials began a serious campaign to acquire the land.
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.