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Question by smallgame hunter. Uploaded on December 22, 2009
early mornings and late evenings
First light and the last hour or so of the day. If you can find and old Poplar, Oak or other large tree that is hollow you have a great place to hunt. My Dad calls these den trees. Many squirrels will use such a tree for cover and shelter in the winter. Set up near such a tree and there usually will be and endless parade of targets the last 20 to 30 minutes before dark and the same as they leave in the morning.
WHILE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS ARE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE TIME. YOU CAN HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS ANYTIME OF THE DAY FOR BEST RESULTS DURING THE MID-DAY HOURS TRY A COMBINATION OF QUIET SLOW WALKING AND SITTING IN HIGH ACTIVITY AREAS. HAPPY HUNTING.
i always have the best time in the afternoon till dark but my buddy says morning is better
I prefer first light or late afternoon, but the bottom line is that anytime is a good time to hit the timber with a favorite firearm.
Agree with those above.
If the weather is cold and the day is short, you may find mid-day is when they stir.
Most squirrel activity I see where i'm at is about 30 minutes after sunrise up untill almost noon. HOWEVER with it getting colder as elmer stated mid-day could also be a very productive time. bottom line though there really is no bad time to go squirrel hunting!
anytime you can get in the woods but if i had to pick it would be hour and half before dark we learned the way to hunt squirrels is out of a treestand they dont even pay you no mind
You can hunt squirrels at just about any time during the day. I agree with "Elmer" and "Dbetzner" that with the weather getting colder mid-day might be a very active time.
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