When January and the rest of winter roll around, I automatically start to reflect on winter squirrel hunting, which is an underutilized outdoor hobby. I very much enjoy every opportunity to go squirrel hunting and have my favorite spots on public and private land, not only in my Thumb area, but in other parts of the state, such as the oak-filled hardwood forests on public land in the area. Baldwin’s, One of my favorite places for this pastime.
One beauty of squirrel hunting is that you don’t have to travel far to find ample opportunities anywhere in our great state of Michigan. And with plenty of public land available, it’s a very affordable winter hobby that doesn’t cost a fortune (the basic license covers all small game hunting, which I personally appreciate). Once January rolls around, and with deer season over, a proper and courteous approach can often result in access to private property.