Tips on hunting squirrels in September

The last few weeks have been hot and muggy, but September is coming and with it, the squirrel hunt in the fall. For a modestly sized group of hunters across the state, it’s a highly anticipated event. During my youth in southern Ohio, there was little to hunt among the hills other than squirrels, rabbits, grouse, and an occasional flock of quail, so I spent a lot of time looking for bushy tails that were not only challenging, but very tasty on the hunt. skillet. . Later, I hunted the animals from the Ohio River to Lake Erie and found that their habits never changed.

A squirrel looking for food.

Knowing those habits can give you a limit on foxes, squirrels, or grays on hunting forays, and you just need to know a few basic facts. One is the ability to recognize at least some of the major trees in the forest, something simple to do with a library book or even a purchased Ohio Trees brochure. When the season starts, they will almost certainly feed mainly on hickory, shagbark, shellbark, pignut, etc. because they love highly nutritious, sweet-tasting nuts. So find a grove or stand of walnut trees, check under fresh “cuttings,” and if they’re there, wait for customers.