ok i hunt 3D and its common to hunt for a few days and not see a single deer, but this year my squirrel sightings have been slim to none. is anyone noticing this is well? what do u think is the problem? looking to take my little cousin on some late season squirrel hunts, but were are the squirrels??
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where in 3D do ya hunt them....acorn mast being well ugh this year has them roaming farther, try finding what there eating now....i'm looking at apple trees on SGL for squirrel this week....i have been seeing lots in those areas, but now with the frost most apples are not being eaten now....but i have been seeing them in 3D .........bob
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hunt the beech stands! they're out in numbers here (same with the turkeys). beech are easy to identify bc they grow in clusters, they're leaves are bright coppery color and stay on the trees longer than other species.
Do you look for the squirrels themselves? I have a young friend that just got out of the service that wanted to hunt squirrel. While I was travelling between my deer spots I looked for the nests. I found 3 spots that are very promising. If the nests are any indication I probably hit the mother load in one spot. I have also noticed road kills in 2 spots that I will be checking out this week as well.
Also check for hollow trees...Hollow beech make good squirrel shelters. This time of year squirrels will leave their shelters, nest, and hollow trees and spent the entire day looking for food then return to their shelter at/near dark.