Ya know, there is no doubt that the heat can make things miserable during September and/or any other warmer weather squirrel hunting. Ticks, snakes, gnats, flies, and especially the humidity. Nothing like being out hunting when things cool down a bit, as well as the foliage thins down. With squirrels running around like crazy they are no doubt much easier to get close to as they are storing up for the winter. However, hunting the thick stuff (even in the heat and humidity) has and will always have a special place in my heart. Being a hard core bow hunter for many years, there's nothing like being all dressed up in camo and being concealed by the foliage. Indeed, hunting the thick stuff during the warm months has its disadvantages but it can also be used as an asset. Ya just have to spray down, sneak in there quietly and get close. That really makes it all worth it for this ole boy even when it takes quite a while to get a shot.Our season opens in mid September. Personally, I preferred the old opener in mid October. By then a lot of the foliage is down and you can spot them better. Here it's still too hot in mid September, and it's still much too green.
You'll like this information even better, Indiana's squirrel season for Grey and Fox Squirrels starts August 15th. The Mid October season is for Grey and Red Foxes in the Furbearer section. I'm just across the border of IN and am thinking about going over there a time or two this Fall.October 15th in Indiana! Can't wait!
Yes sir, hunting squirrels using dogs is awesome for when the leaves are off the trees. Best way to do it. Those Cur dogs can be mighty good hunters as well.Hunting Squirrels with dogs/ hounds is different than sitting or stalking them. Hunting them with dogs is a lot of fun!!!
Here’s my two. Both mountain Cur. The red one is still young but she is really good. The yellow one, he is the best dog I ever had in my life, and I had lots of dogs!!!!
My wife and I save a puppy fix'n to abandoned, supposedly he's a designer breed. Aussie-Doddle(I can type that but I can't let him hear being referred to as a Designer Breed, he he prefers Slough Dog or Mutt.) Let the wife get him to give a lady she knows.
After about 2 weeks of watching this little puppy tree Squirrels, watching them barking at them, following them as they went from one tree top to the other, and adding a different bark while following them . I told her his Nit going anywhere that's been little over 2 years.
I didn't teach him how become a Squirrel Dog, he taught me how use a Squirrel Hunting Dog.
My new Hunting Buddy, Henry.
I really look forward to Squirrel Season.