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#1528277 - 08/20/19 04:22 PM Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters?
jc2019 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 07/15/19
Posts: 56
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Hampton
So I've lived here a couple months now and with squirrel season coming up I am looking for some tips on good areas to hunt, I'm in the hampton roads area willing to go about an hour or two in any direction thanks in advance.

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#1528751 - 08/21/19 07:48 PM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
bustedknee Offline
Curmudgeon

Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 1556
Loc: Southwest Va
City or County: Wythe
I don't know anything about squirrels in your area but I imagine they are not any different than SW Virginia squirrels.

I retired 10 years ago and moved back to Virginia. I own mountain land in Franklin County (cabin) and Wythe County (home).
There are abundant Gray squirrels in both counties with Fox squirrels very common in Wythe County.

Squirrel populations have ranged from poor (2 years out of 10) to outstanding 4 years out of 10).

Those 2 bad years of hunting the nut crop failed in my areas and the squirrels deserted the forests for the fence rows between fields. Squirrels gotta eat.

With virtually 0 knowledge of your area I would advise you to drive west. There is plenty of National Forest available if you are willing to spend a night or two.

If you get out this way -- I would be happy to stalk a few squizzies with you.


Are you a shotgun hunter or a 22 hunter?
Where have you squirrel hunted before?


Edited by bustedknee (08/21/19 07:51 PM)
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#1528815 - 08/21/19 11:32 PM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
jc2019 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 07/15/19
Posts: 56
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Hampton
I use a .22 for the most part unless it's deer season on busy public areas or I am going to a new spot I don't know. Theres a WMA about an hour from me that seems promising just looking for other areas as well. I have hunted throughout Southern Indiana and Missouri.

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#1531101 - 08/27/19 07:48 PM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
bustedknee Offline
Curmudgeon

Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 1556
Loc: Southwest Va
City or County: Wythe
Ragged Island WMA? I read the description and it sounds like a lot of waterfowl hunting?
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"I am old, sick, and tired of living. If you feel the need to mess with me, go right ahead."
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#1531972 - 08/30/19 07:17 AM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
jc2019 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 07/15/19
Posts: 56
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Hampton
Thanks didn't realize that one was so close.

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#1550257 - 10/18/19 12:35 AM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
wmb1026 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 06/16/16
Posts: 15
Loc: virginia
City or County: suffolk
Did you ever find a place? looking as well...

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#1566003 - 12/01/19 08:29 AM Re: Any Fellow Squirrel Hunters? [Re: jc2019]
jc2019 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 07/15/19
Posts: 56
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Hampton
Only place I have went to is Chickahominy up by Williamsburg

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