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Wow!! I never knew we had a squirrel season that was unlimited and open all year except for one month!! Never even gave that much thought. I do know a lot of states have a spring season but some states are just loaded with them because they have a warmer climate and they reproduce there like crazy. I love squirrel. Bet those spring young ones are tender.
 

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I also noted the hawks were unprotected. I know habitat has a great deal to do with the decline in numbers but I also know that hawks kill a lot of small game. I would never have believed the amount of game a hawk can take if I didn't see it with my own eyes.
 

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It was a nice digest, same size as your hunting license so could be carried in the same back tag pouch.
A lot has changed in the last 50 years, some I like, some I don't, miss the overall simplicity the most.
 

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Coureur De Bois said:
It was a nice digest, same size as your hunting license so could be carried in the same back tag pouch.
A lot has changed in the last 50 years, some I like, some I don't, miss the overall simplicity the most.
Agree! Simple and easy to carry was key!
 

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And not a single advertisement for Walmart, trucks, 4 wheelers or anything else...
 

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huntsmenbob said:
Wow!! I never knew we had a squirrel season that was unlimited and open all year except for one month!! Never even gave that much thought. I do know a lot of states have a spring season but some states are just loaded with them because they have a warmer climate and they reproduce there like crazy. I love squirrel. Bet those spring young ones are tender.
JUST reds.
 

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My first Pa hunt was 1969, I got a spike buck about 130 lbs on opening morning with my 30-30 at Lily Lake in the Western Poconos, cant remember the price of the license , seems it was around $50.
 

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Thanks for posting. I have held on to all my digest since day 1. IMO the world was a better place in simpler times.
 

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I forgot that the hunting year would run from September till August the following year. For some reason that seemed more natural. September 1st doves would open, and for dad and I , that meant the hunting season officially started. Wow, I get that far away feeling when I think back to those days.
 

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I remember that late August was back to school shopping as well as going for the hunting license. And a few days of Dove season before school started were like Heaven. Getting the new hunting license softened the dread of going back to school.
 
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