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Squirrel season is ending in ohio and my last opportunity to hunt will be saturday afternoon. The weather will be frigid, snowy

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  • Squirrel season is ending in ohio and my last opportunity to hunt will be saturday afternoon. The weather will be frigid, snowy

    Squirrel season is ending in ohio and my last opportunity to hunt will be saturday afternoon. The weather will be frigid, snowy and breezy. Any tips for squirrel hunting in these conditions?

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    Stay home. They will be out for only very short windows of maybe minutes a day if at all. They are almost hibernating this time of year. There is a term for it when they sleep 23 and a half hours a day, but it escapes me right now. if you are not standing there during the 5 or 10 minute window, you missed them. If you just want to get to the forest, enjoy. But don’t expect to see anything.

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    • #3
      Same as rocky said. If the sun comes out really bright, you might catch one, otherwise they will be curled up in their nest with a handy supply of nuts within easy reach.

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      • #4
        JMO~ As a youngster living up north, I would go out on super cold days with NO bag limit in mind,and come home with some.You will never know unless you try.

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        • #5
          me and a friend went out yesterday and shot 5 squirrels. it was very windy, but once you get in the woods a little where the wind isn't so strong, you might find some. focus your efforts on large trees with holes in them, where the squirrels can hide from the wind. that is where the ones we shot were yesterday.

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          • #6
            If it's absolutely windless, regardless of temperature, you might see something. I've killed plenty of squirrels on days that were down to zero or in the single digits. I find most of my wintertime squirrels in area where the hardwoods blend with or edge up against spruce and hemlock.

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