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Old 10-13-2002, 09:08 AM
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i am going for a sort of grandslam of squirrels and need a black squirrel tail to finish the slam...i live in pa and only seen one or 2 but the one while i was squirrel hunting got away before i seen it the other i was turkey hunting...i was wondering if anyone knows of a place in western pa they didnt mind sharing that has black squirrels or tips on hunting them? thanx...

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Old 10-13-2002, 11:11 AM
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I assume you are talking of a melanistic gray or fox squirrel.Its a color phase like albino,only black.It is very rare.I would suggest going back to an area you have seen them before but I wouldn't hold my breath,they are few and far between.
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Old 10-13-2002, 11:26 AM
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ive been reading on them and they seem to be consentrated in areas.....hopefully one day i can bag me one....my mom was telling me in TN where she moved after highschool for a while there were albion squirrels everywhere! i read on the net that they are abundant in TN so she wasnt making things up! i think one day i will take a trip to where i seen them before...kinda far but my dad seen one in that part of the state so if they arent there i will drive around looking for tree rat woods...until then luck will send one my way or my self will hand with a fox gray and red tail...the red was a challenge to get every time i see one i dont have half a second to get my gun up and they are gone...finally got one of them by luck id say...hopefullyt the black will show up one day soon!

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Old 10-13-2002, 04:59 PM
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Now this isn't going to help you out hunting in PA but I know the place to go for black squirrels.I go to Michigan. Black squirrels up there are just as common as fox and gray squirrels down here. The farther north you go, the more you see. I've killed a lot of black phase squirrels. Its weird when you only see grays and foxes in Kentucky, but while hunting Michigan, you see all three. A black squirrel stands out very good in the open, like on a logging trail, but once he slips in the woods, it's like they vanish. The black color is more concealing than red or grey. They like to hang out in pine trees too. This year, I got 4 black squirrels in Michigan. Last year I got 6. There beautiful. I know we have them in Kentucky, but their in the city. All I need to finish my so called grand slam for squirrels is a black phase fox squirrel, albino, and pie bald. I've got shot a black phase gray. Ive seen the black foxes but havent been lcky enough to get one yet. I also need the little red squirrel. If I had a scanner Id show you what they look like. Sorry I aint of no help.

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Old 10-14-2002, 03:07 PM
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maybe one day i will go north...maybe when big game hunting if its like here and the general hunting liscense covers small game i cang get me a black rat one day...next year i will go hunting them down where i seen em before...the one i seen was near pine trees...i was sitting under one turkey hunting...thats for the info...i will get one one day soon enough....i only want a red gray fow and black for my slam...and got the red the other day....and took many foxes and grays the last 3 years...now for hte black to walk to by me....

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Old 10-18-2002, 09:09 PM
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thanx ridgerunner...that seems to be everybodys advice..so that will be what i do is go back to them spots and find me one...thanx guys

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Lots of luck ,I have only saw one once and it wasn't for very long .
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While derr hunting last nite, I saw a prime black squirrel
feeding in a hickory tree. At that point, I wished I had my trusty ruger 77/22, because the deer hunting was typical... BORING, WITH NO DEER SIGHTED! I'm gonna go back there after deer season and bag that squirrel and post the pic here
<img src= 'http://24.124.38.72/uploads/barkmoonsign.jpg'>
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