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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

After much discussion, I feel the BOC got this one wrong.

Perhaps it is the near lifelong start of the squirrel season when a MD resident. Like clockwork, Squirrel came in on Oct 7th or the closest saturday. You could set your clock by it.

Never did I or others I hunted with find any squirrels lactating. But, that was the reason given for the no vote in April.

This is a hunter issue. We can give a strong and clear direction to the BOC to readdress this season. There is no reason it should not open the first of October.

If they are concerned about the heavy foliage and bow hunters, make it shotgun only till mid month. The rules and methods are in their total control.


The end result is, this very abundant animal is a stepping stone animal that you and I - and hopefully our kids and grandkids can learn the basics with. There is a lot of fieldcraft and general knowledge to be had with hunting this woodland creature. They are tasty as well!

As important, for those a bit older, it is a return to the days of our youth and the simple pleasure of small game hunting before the major season divert us away.

Please take the time to let the BOC know they need to return to this issue and this time pass it.


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post #2 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

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post #3 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 03:12 PM
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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

Yes. Thanks for the reminder!

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post #4 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

To the point.


This will not be brought up in January, discussed, or revisited unless there is a ground swell of support.


Unless those that want this actually send that email - no change to this season will occur.

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Email sent.

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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

Good job.

Anyone else?


As this was voted on last year, unless we make it a issue it will not be discussed this year.


Speak up now or we wait another year.

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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

UPDATE

Got this reply to my email:
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Michael,

I appreciate your email supporting an early squirrel season. I intend to introduce a squirrel season opening in September at the January Board meeting . Hopefully, it will pass this year.

-Commissioner R. Martone

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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

I could be wrong but wasn't there a big thread on this last year?
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Re: NOW Contact GC BOC Earlier Squirrel Season

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I could be wrong but wasn't there a big thread on this last year?
Yes there was. The earlier opener was shot down. It is to be discussed later this month.

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