All You Need to Know About Squirrel Hunting Season


Squirrel hunting season is a topic that many hunters are curious about. It’s important to know when the season starts and ends so you can plan your trips accordingly. In this blog post, I’ll give you all the information you need to know about squirrel hunting season.

When does it start?

The start of squirrel hunting season varies depending on where you live. In most states, it begins in late summer or early fall and runs through winter until February or March. However, some areas have specific dates set by state law, while others allow for year-round hunting with certain restrictions.

What do I need to hunt squirrels?

To hunt squirrels legally, you’ll need a few things: a valid hunting license and any required permits (depending on your state), appropriate firearms or archery equipment, ammunition or arrows suitable for small game like squirrels, and proper clothing including camouflage gear if desired.

It’s also important to be educated on safety precautions such as wearing ear protection as shooting loud firearms can cause hearing loss over time; using tree stands safely; being aware of field dressing techniques to avoid disease transmission during processing after kills – gloves should always be worn in these situations too!

Tips for successful squirrel hunting

If you’re new to squirrel hunting, there are several tips that can help increase your chances of success. One key tip is scouting ahead of time by looking for signs of squirrel activity such as nests in trees or chewed-up acorns on the ground below them.

Another tip is using calls like squeaking mouth calls which mimic baby squirrels’ distress signals – these will attract adult squirrels wanting to protect their young! Lastly choose an area with plenty of high branches because this allows more visibility giving hunters easier targets than those found low down near vegetation cover where shots may be tricky.


Squirrel hunting season is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and put your hunting skills to the test. It’s important to know when it starts and ends in your area, what you need to bring with you, as well as tips for success. With these things in mind, you’ll be ready for a successful squirrel hunt!