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    I hunt mine in a mixed forest of maple, oak, hemlock, fir, etc. I am close enough to my tree stand in this forest, that I will put bait such as cheap bird seed down, every day for a week. I frequently sit in my tree stand and I will shoot 2 - 4 then retrieve them. They don't appear to fear danger from above as if they see me walking in the forest. My favourite way of preparing them is to cook 2 at a time in a stew.
    Rick in Muskoka

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    I have never hunted or eaten squirrel. But after watching Steven Rinella do it....they look delicious!
    Is there a "best" time of year to hunt squirrel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Mo View Post
    I have never hunted or eaten squirrel. But after watching Steven Rinella do it....they look delicious!
    Is there a "best" time of year to hunt squirrel?

    Not trying to be smart, but you can only hunt them legally during the "open season '
    Sept. 15 to Dec. 31
    Sept. 25 to Dec. 31 , depending on which Wildlife Management Unit you hunt in.

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    imo best time to hunt squirrels is before the first snow fall when the leaves aren't rotted. mid november usually, although this year we basically had 2 weeks of fall before hell froze over. when the little buggers run around and you can hear them skitter, if you have a woodlot trained ear you can basically pinpoint where they are when you hear them.
    now is a decent time too, depending on where you are, although they tend to hole up alot longer in the trees in this cold.

    Tony, do me a favour and post a recipe you used after your successful hunt. love seeing the work pay off. To be honest between the deer and the ducks I hadn't really went bush wacking and kind of wish I had...

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    Haven't hunted squirrel in a few years, when it was only 2 week season it was always deer hunting. Now it is longer I will go if I have my tags filled, which isn't usually before the end of December. Although the landowner wants them gone, too much damage to his house and shed. I just can't see shooting squirrels in the bush I hunt deer in.

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