But still, I like to go squirrel hunting purely for squirrel hunting's sake. A buddy and I have been hunting the same little wood lot every August for the past decade. We went out last Friday morning—my first squirrel trip of the year—and the action was non-stop. There seems to be a bunch of squirrels in the west Kentucky woods this year (I shot six young grays myself), and a pretty good mast crop, too. I saw squirrels cutting in shagbark hickories, pignuts, beech nuts, and white oaks—though pignuts were far and away the most productive trees.