Bagged my first eastern gray squirrel today

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  1. WA-Fly

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    no problem
     
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    So which one has the reddish brown coat with dark tufts of hair in the tops of it's ears. (east side of mts)
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I find that the taste alot better if you feed them sunflower seeds for a few weeks before you harvest them. Its like sending them to the feed lot before slaughter & the neighbors think your so nice to feed the little roof rats ....
     
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    Likely a Douglas or perhaps a Red:
    http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_squirrel/

    Interesting history in the above article on the California ground squirrel's northern range historically limited by the Columbia river until bridges were built.
     
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    I can't find the page on these squirrels any more I want to know what the daily limit is. Thanks
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I'm sure I could eat them if I had to, but for some reason they, like a number of other small critters (possum, rattlesnake, etc.) simply do not make it on my short list.
     
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    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Don't try mountain beaver, aplodontia.... Just trust me on this one.
     
  8. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Weekend report - MB (5): squirrels (eastern grays) (0) - great weekend hunting. Nice Cooper's' hawk through the yard today.

    MB
     
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    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Is it legal to bait them with peanuts?
     
  10. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    They are considered invasive, anything goes.
     
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    Scott, whatcha popping those tree rats with...?
     
  12. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Got a nice little scoped pellet rifle, which needs to be sighted in.
     
  13. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Thought that this might be of interest.

    Legal Status
    Because legal status, trapping restrictions, and other information about squirrels change, contact your WDFW Regional Office for updates.
    The Western gray squirrel is classified as a threatened species and cannot be hunted, trapped, or killed (WAC 232-12-007). The red squirrel, Douglas squirrel, and Northern flying squirrel are protected species and can be trapped or killed only in emergency situations when they are damaging crops or domestic animals (RCW 77.36.030). A special permit is required in such situations.
    The Eastern gray squirrel and Eastern fox squirrel are unclassified and may be trapped or killed year-round as long as you have a hunting license. In such cases, no special trapping permit is necessary for the use of live traps. However, a special trapping permit is required for the use of all traps other than live traps (RCW 77.15.192, 77.15.194; WAC 232-12-142).
    It is unlawful to release a squirrel anywhere within the state, other than on the property where it was legally trapped, without a permit to do so (RCW 77.15.250; WAC 232-12-271).​
     
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    Bring it up I have a target stand just for that purpose.
     
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