Squirrel

  • 5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

    It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...

  • Will Social Media Be the Death of Hunting?

    Approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population hunts. To a lifelong hunter who’s worked hard to pass the tradition on to my children, that statistic is frightening. It should be frightening to you as well. We like to think of hunting as a God-given right but, in reality, it isn’t...

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Man Fights to Keep Emotional Support Squirrel

A Clearwater, Florida, man says he's not about to give up his squirrel, Brutis, even though management at the condominiums where he resides says he must. Ryan Boylan told ABC Action News that he rescued the squirrel shortly after Hurricane Matthew more than a year ago. The baby rodent was...


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6 Reasons Why Kids Love Squirrel Hunting with Dogs

The excited whine coming from the dog box as we gathered our gear reached a crescendo as Tobby Oaks neared the tailgate. A flash of gray fur burst through the door the instant he unclipped the latch. Rocky and Miss Squall, so named for her high-pitched squeal when she sees...


How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...


Watch Squirrel Attack Kids at Bus Stop

This video starts off pretty cute with a friendly little squirrel checking out a guy's shoes at a neighborhood bus stop. Kids and parents are all gathered around, obviously enamored by the fluffy little critter. Then, the squirrel decides to run up a little girl's pants leg and chaos ensues...


How to Introduce a Child to Hunting

Editor's Note: As a deer hunter, I recognize that most hunter's first trip afield is to pursue the white-tailed deer. And while I respect the many parents out there trying to introduce their children to deer hunting, I urge them to start with a squirrel hunt. This allows kids to...


Memories of Squirrel Hunting Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


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Squirrel Hunting the Old-Fashioned Way

Looking for the ultimate hunting challenge? Or maybe you hunt large game with your favorite black powder gun, but you would like to use it more often than limited muzzleloading seasons allow? Then take up black powder squirrel hunting. You probably won’t fill the freezer, but you will have lots...


Squirrel Hunting Tips for the Early Season

Everybody knows you have to be quiet as a church mouse to be a good squirrel hunter. Right? Well . . . that’s one way. But it’s not the only way. First introduced in 1985 by a veteran squirrel hunter named Shannon Talkington from Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Mr. Squirrel”...


Squirrel Hunting Gear Tips

This fall, I’ll be squirrel hunting. Something else that’s guaranteed is the bag I’ll have slung over my shoulder. For as long as I can remember, my father, Mick, as dedicated a squirrel chaser as ever walked the Earth, carried with him into the autumn woods a light green military...


Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program

It's that time of the year. Mepps, the fishing lure company, has asked squirrel hunters to save tails from kills. Read more on how you can get cash and help them out. Why Tails? Used for their hand-tied, dressed fishing-lure hooks, Mepps has recycled squirrel tails for over 50 years...


How to Introduce Your Older Hunting Dog to a Puppy

You're likely pretty excited about bringing your new puppy home. Your older hunting dog might not share the same feelings. Ways to introduce your adult dog to the new pup in your life follow here. Short, Positive Interactions Your adult dog has learned plenty in your time together. It's the...


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