Spring Squirrel Season Kicks Off

The majority of hunters are going through a blue funk right about now. Turkey season has been put on the shelf until next March and it’s time to clean the gun, put away the camo and get ready for bream fishing or tackling the honey do list, whichever comes first.

Whoa, just a minute….are you a squirrel hunter? You say you are but squirrel season is six months away, right? Wrong; season opened for spring squirrel hunting Saturday May 6. You’re probably thinking it’s a little weird to be sneaking out to the woods with your shotgun in May. However, it’s the real deal; spring squirrel season is open, running through May 28 on private lands and some public areas; you’ll need to check your hunting pamphlet or give LDWF a call to see if the public area you’re interested in is open.

Eight years ago when the first spring squirrel season in modern times opened, curiosity sent me seeking some answers as well as tips on how to hunt squirrels in May.


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