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Winter Squirrel - where'd they go

Old 12-29-2004, 02:47 PM
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Ok, so I've been out three times now, and two of those times I haven't seen a single squirrel....not a one. The last two times the weather was a little colder, around 30-35 degrees.

A couple quick questions:

1) Do squirrel have different feeding hours during the winter, or stick to early morning, late afternoon times.

2) Do fox & grey spend more time in the nest during winter months?

3) Better sitting or walking slowly during winter months.

Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:15 PM
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I have been seeing them come out at almost dark the last few nights . Here in Ohio were I live we have had some COLD nights -11 a few back.
They also have been moving a lot late morn. to early afternooon.
While I have been sitting in my tree stand deer hunting I see them lying on the tops of branches in the sun on cold days.
I like to still hunt ,but if you have a good area or are not a good still hunter ,sit and watch.
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Old 12-30-2004, 09:48 AM
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I think they all moved to my back yard! They are everywhere!
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:35 PM
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i havent seen many at all lately
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:10 PM
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I also havent seen squirrels i mean i seen one once this week but it wasto far a good shot for a .22 but im only 14 so i couldnt get a .22 yet i use my air gun. but we've had a snow storm about a week ago so that could be the reason.
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:27 PM
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Ok, so I've been out three times now, and two of those times I haven't seen a single squirrel....not a one. The last two times the weather was a little colder, around 30-35 degrees.

A couple quick questions:

1) Do squirrel have different feeding hours during the winter, or stick to early morning, late afternoon times.

2) Do fox & grey spend more time in the nest during winter months?

3) Better sitting or walking slowly during winter months.

Thanks.
1) Squirrels will usually wait until the sun warms things up a bit until they start moving around in search of food.

2) Yes and no. It depends on how much food they gathered during the fall months.

3) It is better to walk around and kick them up while feeding. Although most of the time, you will find them with their head burried in the snow looking for food if you stalk em quiet enough.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:42 PM
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i've been hunting the last few days and i've seen a very limited amount of squirrels. besides one sunny warm day on whcih i saw about 9 , but the rest of the time i've seen 4 tops a day. btw i walk and hunt.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:16 PM
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They're all(or were) in Indiana, I just got back from a Christmas vacation from there, we took 14 in three days. Although we used dogs. That helped My first ever time Squirrel hunting...what a blast wish we had big ones out here so I could get a dog and take up the sport.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:10 PM
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I live in Indiana and havnt been seeing any. Where at in Indiana did you hunt Trapper T?
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:46 PM
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I could be they are some where else looking for food.
I have seen a few but not many and the osnes I have
Seen were very quiet.
No barking or any sounds at all.
I noticed that there wasn't any acorns on the ground where I have been hunting.
Time to look some where else.
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