From southwestern Illinois’ News-Democrat :

_Squirrel hunting in Illinois opened on Aug. 1 with little fanfare.

Unlike the start of deer season — which many consider an unofficial state holiday, causing hunters to skip work or play hooky from school — and opening day of turkey season, there is no breathless countdown to bushytail season.

“There’s still a few people that hunt them, but definitely not as many as there used to be,” said Jerry Simpson, owner of Jerry’s Tackle and Guns in Highland. “Years ago, I used to get a lot of guys coming in
here who loved to go squirrel hunting.

“Now, everybody is too busy. . . .”_

What about you? Will you hunt squirrels this season?