How To Squirrel Hunt
If you want an all-around fun hunting experience, then you need to know how to squirrel hunt. Squirrels make for a less demanding hunt than most game animals. As they are abundant throughout North America, only basic hunting knowledge is required to bag these furry little critters. Special camo patterns, scent blockers and fancy gadgets aren't necessary.
- Know your squirrels. The Red Squirrel (also known as the Fox Squirrel) and Gray Squirrel are the two most common squirrels in the United States. Red squirrels are typically larger than grays, and the meat is usually tougher to eat.
- Know your bag limit. Every state has its own law regulating the daily limit of squirrels. Check with your local wildlife department for bag and possession limits. Also, a basic and valid hunting license is required for you to squirrel hunt.
- Choose your weapon and ammo. Knowing how to squirrel hunt means knowing what arsenal to take along. Shotguns with light field load shot-shells are the choice weapon for most squirrel hunters. Shotguns above a twelve-gauge aren't recommended. It doesn't take much firepower to harvest such a small animal.
- Sit quietly and wait. This method isn't the only one when it comes to a squirrel hunt, but it pays off with minimal effort. Sitting still and remaining quiet will most often allow you to harvest a squirrel. In fact, many squirrels will approach within touching distance if they aren't aware you're around. However, shots at this close a distance aren't recommended as they will ruin the meat.