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when should i hit the woods to go and hunt squirrels

Question by smallgame hunter. Uploaded on December 22, 2009

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

early mornings and late evenings

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from smallgame hunter wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thanks

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from shermanator wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

i always have the best time in the afternoon till dark but my buddy says morning is better

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from 007 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Agree with those above.

If the weather is cold and the day is short, you may find mid-day is when they stir.

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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!

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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

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from huntingkid95 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from 007 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Agree with those above.

If the weather is cold and the day is short, you may find mid-day is when they stir.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

early mornings and late evenings

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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.

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from shermanator wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

i always have the best time in the afternoon till dark but my buddy says morning is better

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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!

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from huntingkid95 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

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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from smallgame hunter wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

thanks

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