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Offline lokidog

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2020, 08:10:23 PM »
probably Eastern Greys. If you're not in a firearm exclusion zone you might bag some with a silenced 22 if you can get a safe shot... the state doesn't allow airguns for hunting or I'd be tagging some in my urban back yard  :chuckle:

Just shoot a 22 from inside. No one will know.

CB shorts out of a rifle are as quiet as clapping hands....

The problem is the Eastern and the Western Gray exist in overlapping areas. Shoot a Western and your guilty of killing a protected species.  I used to hunt around Fort Lewis for Eastern with a Red-Tailed Hawk. Had a great time until I had a conversation with a new Base Game Biologist.  I had to admit that yes, I can tell the difference between the two, but not my hawk.  Since I'm unable to "call off" my hawk if it decides to go after a Western, I was asked to no longer hunt any squirrels on base. 

They hardly exist in "overlapping areas", just don't shoot them in an area that the state has them listed on their web site.

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2020, 08:11:43 PM »
Also, whoever is thinking about using them for crab bait, slow cook with veggies, puree them and veggies and serve on crackers, delicious!

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2020, 08:14:17 PM »
Pretty good in the crock pot, shredded and mixed with BBQ sauce too!
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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2020, 08:18:07 PM »
Get a squirrelinator trap, they can’t stay out and then you can do whatever you want with them.

I have one if anyone around me needs to borrow it.  Guarantee it will get one on day 1 or your money back.

Shooting them is fun too.


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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2021, 06:37:10 PM »
Simple colony trap works well on them. 


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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2021, 11:25:41 AM »
We have them too, if I find out what neighbor is feeding them truckloads of peanuts.....

One got in my duck stuff in the shed over the summer, man I dislike those rodents.

We were running a trap and relocate program, but got tired of that and it didn't seem to make any difference, like there was a vacuum created that would suck a new one in for every one removed.

Both neighbors pick them off with pellets and they just keep coming back.

I have a live trap, what bait do you use?

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2021, 11:56:09 AM »
We have them too, if I find out what neighbor is feeding them truckloads of peanuts.....

One got in my duck stuff in the shed over the summer, man I dislike those rodents.

We were running a trap and relocate program, but got tired of that and it didn't seem to make any difference, like there was a vacuum created that would suck a new one in for every one removed.

Both neighbors pick them off with pellets and they just keep coming back.

I have a live trap, what bait do you use?

Cant hardly keep them out of bird feeders but bulk unsalted peanuts are what I use. 

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2021, 12:02:50 PM »
They can't resist peanut butter.
 

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2021, 01:41:03 PM »
Just took one off the bird feeder with the blowgun. It was a bloodbath!

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2021, 02:05:41 PM »
Just took one off the bird feeder with the blowgun. It was a bloodbath!

That's impressive I bet you were stoked.

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2021, 02:08:25 PM »
I am not 100% positive but I found that all squirrels areprotected in the state and there is no hunting  season for them.  Looked over the regs and nothing.

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2021, 02:17:43 PM »
I am not 100% positive but I found that all squirrels areprotected in the state and there is no hunting  season for them.  Looked over the regs and nothing.


Eastern Grey and Eastern Fox are considered unclassified game.

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2021, 02:20:09 PM »
Yep Eastern are not native therefore not protected

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2021, 08:12:24 PM »
I am not 100% positive but I found that all squirrels areprotected in the state and there is no hunting  season for them.  Looked over the regs and nothing.

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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. ... However, a special trapping permit is required for the use of all traps other than live traps (RCW 77.15.

Living with wildlife: Tree squirrels | Washington Department of ...

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Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2021, 08:45:14 PM »
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