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Where to Hunt Spring Squirrels

Spring squirrel hunting is an opportunity many of us overlook, and a family tradition for others. The following states offer short spring seasons or longer seasons that stretch into next year. Many of the same sit-and-wait or spot-and-stalk tactics you use in the fall and winter work now, too. Arkansas...


4-Year-Old Alabama Boy Bitten by Rattlesnake in Driveway

A 4-year-old Alabama boy is recovering in the hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake in his own driveway. The encounter was captured on home security footage , and it reveals just how easily a dangerous snake can go undetected. AL.com reports that Spencer Briggs is in a Huntsville Hospital...


Possible Herpes-Infected Monkeys Invade Florida Coast

The headline for this story sounds like the title of a low-budget horror movie, but believe it: Monkeys — that could be infected with herpes — are spreading across parts of Florida. According to First Coast News , in recent months there have been numbers of sightings of invasive rhesus...


Mom Tackles Home-Invading Otter

Moms will do anything to protect their children, including taking on a crazed otter. According to WisTV.com , a mom came to the rescue when an otter attacked her 17-year-old daughter and her dog in their Lakeland, Florida, home. Just before dawn on Tuesday, Feb. 4, Gwyn Ewert, 17, let...


Attack Squirrel Terrorizes Texas Neighborhood

The idea of an "attack squirrel" is kind of funny. But two women bitten by the squirrel aren't laughing. Residents in Houston's Bridgeland Shores neighborhood said the squirrel started off friendly and playful but has now become aggressive and mean. "We usually don't go outside in the daytime because he...


Squirrel Ransacks Home While Owners Away on Vacation

An Atlanta couple came home from vacation to discover damage throughout their house. The floors were scratched, the rooms were a mess, the baseboards were chewed up and the kitchen faucet was running. The culprit? A squirrel. Kari and Dustin Drees were visiting family out of town for the holidays...


Porch Pirate Squirrel Caught in the Act

This time of the year, it's not uncommon for delivered packages to go missing from front porches. It's so common that the thieves have been dubbed Porch Pirates. But those pirates aren't always who you'd expect. A home surveillance camera recently caught footage of a sneaky squirrel grabbing a package...


Boy Pets Rabid Raccoon, Gets Bitten

Most of us know that petting a sick wild raccoon is a bad idea, but one 15-year-old had to learn that lesson the hard way. According to Fox13.com , Damien Ransom was skateboarding in the Providence neighborhood in Davenport, Florida, when he saw a raccoon on the road. He said...


Fisher Climbs Into Stand With Hunter

One New York hunter experienced an opening day that he won't soon forget. At around 6 a.m., on opening day of firearm season, Tucker Money, a 35-year-old Princeton, Massachusetts, resident, climbed into a stand on his father's property in Ontario County, New York. By about 9 a.m., Money was thinking...


The Day the Squirrel Went Berserk in the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Like the country song come to life, a squirrel broke into an Alabama church last week, creating chaos and confusion as parishioners tried to catch it with an offering plate. Similar to the 1984 song “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens, the squirrel scurried amongst those sitting in the...


Tips for Hunting Fox Squirrels

“Let’s go chase after a fox squirrel.” Those were the last words I remember my friend Hunter saying to me before we wandered down the logging road that cut through the top of Brush Mountain. I was cramming my brain with communication law court cases for an exam. He knew...


Memories of Squirrel 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 Bull...


How to Squirrel Hunt with Dogs

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. Some people don't understand the idea of hunting for rodents. But in much of the Southeast, the bushytail is the traditional first game that a young hunter...


Elevated Kennels Don't Stop Coyotes from Attacking Beagles

Preston Boarts of Blairsville, Georgia, thought his three hunting dogs would be safe from a coyote attack. After all, he kept them in caged kennels three feet off the ground. So, he didn't think much about it when he heard commotion and barking early Tuesday morning. But when he went...


How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Does your state offer spring squirrel seasons? Check your current hunting lawbook, as some do. Learn more about the tradition in this video. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. As of this writing, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee,...


Pet Raccoon Bites Off Tip of Toddler's Finger

A family in Green Township, Ohio, said their pet raccoon had never been aggressive toward their 2-year-old daughter, so they were shocked when the raccoon bit off part of her finger. According to WLWTF , the pet raccoon was euthanized and is being tested for diseases, such as rabies. A...


Watch Squirrel Attack Man

A Sarasota, Florida, man was minding his own business when all of a sudden a squirrel ran up his back and attacked him, biting and scratching his arm. It was all caught on a security camera. Turns out Robby Armstrong wasn't the squirrel's only victim. The domesticated squirrel had gone...


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5 Reasons You Need to Hunt Winter Squirrels

Where states offer it, winter squirrel hunting is a nice way to unwind. It allows you to continue your year spent outdoors right into the next one. We came up with a handful of reasons you should consider it.


Watch Pair of Beavers Walk Into Store

I love the way these two beavers just casually stroll into the Cumberland Farms Store in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. They look like a couple of shoppers who decided to stop in for a quick snack. Surveillance footage shared by the company shows one beaver walk out the door it came in...


How to Get Permission to Hunt Private Land

One common complaint by those who hunt less or even quit is the lack of hunting access. Truth is, you might have to work for it these days. Stay humble, put in the effort and you might find new hunting ground where you can hunt small game (and other wild...


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