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Old 11-08-2005, 08:16 AM
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I seen a black squirrel on saturday...and i was wonderingif u cant shoot black ones or is it illegal...i didnt shoot it just in case..
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:25 AM
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Thats a fox skerl. In some places it is illegal, i would check my rules and regulations book or if you dont have one your state DNR has a website that has the rules and regulations.
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:55 AM
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black squirrels are typically a melanistic color phase of a gray squirrel
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:19 AM
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Depending on what area you are from it may or may not be illegal. Black squirrels are very common in michigan. Some people call them fox squirrels. In ohio fox squirrels have a gray top and red underside. In Tennessee or at least where i lived the fox squirrels looked like teddy bears. Hell albino squirrels are becoming more common around my house. Just check the local regulations or call the DNR for info.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:01 PM
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if your in PA shootem our squirrel season is all species combined my buddy got one mounted it looks real nice
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:40 PM
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I seen lots of all black andall white squirrels where I hunt. I wouldn't shoot themeven ifthey are legal, not to much of those around. Unless you are going to mount it, They look really nice. A friend of mine just mounted two of them, one black and one white.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:42 PM
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I was bird hunting on the delaware and seen 4 black squirrels in 3 hours we got a lot this year i agree if your not mounting them no need to shoot them unless your eating it witch i do never ate a black one theres enough greys here not to shoot the blacks never seen a white one sure it wasnt a reat just kidding
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:00 PM
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where i live theres about 1 black squirrel for every 3 gray squirrels, so they're not that uncommon. its completely legal to shoot them here and they taste just like any other squirrel. the reason they're black i think is just 'cause of a pigment in the skin color. when a single squirrel is born black and it breeds with another squirrel, the "black gene" is passed on. so really the black squirrels are geneticly inferior to the grays.
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:20 AM
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in PA, black squirrells are legal to shoot. it just depends on where u hunt. i would check the regs.
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