I’m going to get a box of Claroil... now to pick the 2 shades for that gray squirrel.
Habitat and food primarily. Plus they aren't near as resilient as grays. They (grays) will reproduce year round if a good mast crop is available unless it is extremely cold for a long period of time. Fox squirrels don't.Why don't we have these statewide ? Habitat, food sources, predators? It seams like they are all around us in all directions in neighboring states?
Nice, but dont kill em all. not as many up there as it might seem. thats the upper limit of their range... they are some north of there but those are really spotty..Me and my boy could have got 8 off a little wood lot in near Weldon on the Roanoke this eve but had to settle for a limit of 2 . Seen one with inches of white tale black with white Boots and nose, but I get him next week
This^^^ a full grown fox squirrel is more than a match for them and they can even fight off a big hawk . It is why the one I saw the other day in Montgomery co was 60yards out in a cutover ...... I forget his name but he is/was one of the biggest outdoor writers of all time. he has/had numerous mounts in his house , elk bighorn sheep bear etc and he said the 2 mounts that 99 percent of guest at his house like the most and ask the most questions about are a big fox squirrel from Florida and a Red Squirrel shot in the Mt Mitchell area,....We’ve got tons of fox squirrels on my farms in Wayne county. All different colors. I’ve got two friends that are onto falconry and they're too big for my friends hawks to catch. They’ll dive on them but pull away at the last second.
There sure is a bunch of them on Lejeune!! Except when you’re hunting them anyway. @Gamechaser96 speaks the truth!!!I can’t hunt on Camp Lejeune since I’m just a contractor now, several on base there. I’ve seen a few other this season on gamelands but good luck getting that info out of me!