When turkey season is over, most hunters trade their shotguns for fishing rods, or the chance to catch up on chores at home. But the hunting season isn’t over. Most hunters don’t realize that several states allow spring squirrel hunting. It provides some of the most fun and exciting shooting opportunities of the year. If you haven’t tried it, here is how—and where—to pursue spring squirrels.
Extend a Timeless Tradition
Hunting squirrels in the timber is how many of us start our hunting careers. Outside of deer hunting, squirrel hunting continues to be among the most popular of pursuits. The more you can get a new hunter in the woods, the better. And if you have a squirrel dog, this is an obvious way to keep that cur, fiest, or Laika sharp. Also, the memories made while squirrel hunting with your son or daughter are priceless, and the spring season allows you to make more of those. They are the moments we cherish and look back on, so why not do more of it? Squirrel hunting is the perfect first hunt for any kid or newbie hunter, and the spring season is a great time to make it happen because you’re not competing with any other hunters for a spot in the timber. The turkey hunters are gone and the deer hunters won’t return for several months, so the woods are all yours.