In the animal kingdom, there is no more annoying type of animal than the squirrel. The population of this rodent in the United States is always at a high level making them a very popular animal to hunt. They can be found in just about every corner of the United States and are easy and fun to hunt. If you have never tried to catch them before, here are few squirrel hunting tips to make your first trip out a little easier.
There exist only four basic types of squirrel and they are the: red, black, white, and brown squirrel. Besides their coloration, there is no other discernible factor that separates squirrels from each other. When hunting squirrels, remember that those found in the wild are more skittish than ones found in well populated areas.
The best way to hunt for a squirrel is to find a popular food source like nuts and acorns, and then set up a perch that overlooks an area. A good hunter will remain quiet and conceal himself in the natural foliage of the area in order lure the squirrels in close. Squirrels are fast, nimble creatures so the closer the hunter gets his prey, the better.
Weapons used to hunt squirrels can vary. One form of hunting a squirrel is trapping them. Squirrel traps work by using bait to lure an unsuspecting squirrel to the trap and is sprung once the food is manipulated. If a hunter wants to use a gun, air rifles and other type of low caliber rifles make the best choice because of the squirrel’s small size.
Hunting squirrel is a popular pastime because they are abundant creatures and, believe it or not, they are good eating. When hunting for a squirrel, find a food source and camp the area, use lower caliber weapons or a trap. Squirrel hunting does not require as much patience as other types of hunting but is fun because they guarantee a little bit easier of a kill.