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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2018, 11:02:48 AM »
Yeah, I forgot about the grapes, although possums and raccoons are the main culprits, here.  But I have only had grapes the last two years.   Oddly, they don't seem to care for blueberries and raspberries all that much. 

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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 11:18:33 AM »
I plan to use .22 cal gas piston air rifle so there is no loud boom.

Not sure if it's legal to hunt with air rifles in WA. I asked this question on my Hunting Education course and teacher found it somewhere in paperwork that its illegal to hunt with air rifle in WA. (i think if its a pest control than you fine but if you have a hunting license and about to bag them there is a bag limit and weapon requirements).

 :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:I might be totally wrong.  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
I was hunting rabbits and boars in Portugal with 0.30 cal PCP air rifle.
And i wanted to hunt small game here with air rifle that's why i was asking this questions on Hunting Education Course.

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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2018, 02:27:13 PM »
I plan to use .22 cal gas piston air rifle so there is no loud boom.

Not sure if it's legal to hunt with air rifles in WA. I asked this question on my Hunting Education course and teacher found it somewhere in paperwork that its illegal to hunt with air rifle in WA. (i think if its a pest control than you fine but if you have a hunting license and about to bag them there is a bag limit and weapon requirements).

 :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:I might be totally wrong.  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
I was hunting rabbits and boars in Portugal with 0.30 cal PCP air rifle.
And i wanted to hunt small game here with air rifle that's why i was asking this questions on Hunting Education Course.

Eastern Gray Squirrels are unclassified so air rifle is OK as long as it is OK to shoot one in the location. I'm pretty sure anyways....   :chuckle:

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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2018, 04:02:13 PM »
They also eat straw berries, blue berries, plums, pears and even tomatoes.  They can't resist running up or down a diagonal log or board into a tree or up onto a fence.

The Eastern grey squirrel  has brown fur on it's back and tail.  But follow WA FW's areas.

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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2018, 04:58:14 PM »
Cage traps in residential areas work great. If you have access in a city they reside in, you should be able to clean up with cages.
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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 02:49:11 PM »
I used them as target practice for my bow (and eating, of course). I'd shoot 'em in my backyard, from my office window. I bought a $25 bag of feed corn, and put in a deer feeder. Between me and my boys, we took half a dozen or so before they wised up.

I think it's possible to tell the difference between Eastern and Western grays in the field (the western grays are larger, and don't have any reddish/brown tint to them like the eastern grays do). But probably the most reliable way is just not to hunt where there might be western grays around. They're fairly rare, I understand - the population in WA is down to a few thousand, mostly down around the Oregon border near I5.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_squirrel/

Unfortunately for your purposes, ccman, eastern grays are typically found in more suburban areas - I don't think I've seen any out in the woods where I hunt, even though it's not that far from my house. Nearly all the ones you're gonna see in the woods are Douglas squirrels, which are also protected (despite being on the very opposite end of the spectrum from endangered).
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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 03:31:49 PM »
Just follow me around during my archery elk hunts.  Suckers are everywhere alerting all the elk to my presence.

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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 04:15:50 PM »
Just follow me around during my archery elk hunts.  Suckers are everywhere alerting all the elk to my presence.

No kidding. Those buggers are loud and refuse to mind their own business. But they're probably Douglas squirrels rather than Eastern Grays - I don't think I've ever been chewed out by a gray squirrel but the Douglas squirrels are totally up in your business and want to let the world know about it.
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Re: Eastern Gray Squirrel Where to hunt
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 04:38:27 PM »
Eastern grays will get barking at times. But that is in suburbia.