collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Eastern grey squirrels  (Read 22057 times)

Offline lokidog

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 15147
  • Location: Sultan/Wisconsin
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.

Offline lokidog

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 15147
  • Location: Sultan/Wisconsin
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!

Offline Brushcrawler

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 488
  • Location: West side
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!
There is not enough wilderness left in the world, or in the hearts of men.

Offline Stein

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 12357
  • Location: Arlington
Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2020, 08:18:07 PM »
Get a squirrelinator trap, they canít 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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Kain

  • Scalpless
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 5859
  • Location: Vantucky, WA
  • VantuckyKain
Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2021, 06:37:10 PM »
Simple colony trap works well on them. 


Offline dilleytech

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 1345
  • Location: Columbia gorge washington
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?

Offline Kain

  • Scalpless
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 5859
  • Location: Vantucky, WA
  • VantuckyKain
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. 

Offline CP

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 6329
  • Location: Mukilteo
Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2021, 12:02:50 PM »
They can't resist peanut butter.
 

Offline Angry Perch

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 9110
  • Location: Sammamish/ Sequim
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!
Low T Beta Male

Offline highside74

  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 4245
  • Location: Eatonville wa
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.

Offline Russ McDonald

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 7924
  • Location: Enumclaw
  • USN ET3 SW 87-92, USS Excel MSO 439
  • Groups: NWTF, NRA
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.

Sent from my SM-N976V using Tapatalk

Russell McDonald
President South Sound NWTF Chapter and WA state board NWTF
The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline konradcountry

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 1033
  • Location: SouthWest
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.

Offline highside74

  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 4245
  • Location: Eatonville wa
Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2021, 02:20:09 PM »
Yep Eastern are not native therefore not protected

Offline lokidog

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 15147
  • Location: Sultan/Wisconsin
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.

Sent from my SM-N976V using Tapatalk

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 ...

Offline Angry Perch

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 9110
  • Location: Sammamish/ Sequim
Re: Eastern grey squirrels
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2021, 08:45:14 PM »
.
Low T Beta Male

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Willapa Hills GMU 506 by 300winmag
[Yesterday at 11:09:13 PM]


Premiering in 3 days, September 19th by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:56:40 PM]


Father son white river adventure by blackveltbowhunter
[Yesterday at 10:29:14 PM]


Best Euro Mount Holder by ridgefire
[Yesterday at 10:03:42 PM]


6.5 PRC by Chad miller
[Yesterday at 10:02:15 PM]


49 Degrees North Horse Packer? by Chesapeake
[Yesterday at 10:00:54 PM]


AS THEY LAY 2023 by 6haase6
[Yesterday at 09:30:28 PM]


Anyone On Here Get the Avalanche Gorge Goat Tag? by djgianukakis
[Yesterday at 09:05:09 PM]


2023 deer. Letís see um! by full choke
[Yesterday at 08:58:39 PM]


FS/Ft pontoon boat by mindfusion
[Yesterday at 08:55:25 PM]


Post Turkey Season.... questions by Ridgeratt
[Yesterday at 08:49:41 PM]


2023 Grouse Harvest by Irishbackwoods
[Yesterday at 08:47:09 PM]


WTB 22-250 brass by Emptyhanded
[Yesterday at 08:16:49 PM]


Cow moose tag for GMU 121 by hunter399
[Yesterday at 08:16:12 PM]


2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime? by hunter399
[Yesterday at 08:11:08 PM]


Idaho Moose Success by jjhunter
[Yesterday at 08:06:55 PM]


Elk taken from hunters at gun point? by fishngamereaper
[Yesterday at 08:02:59 PM]


Got my cat back! by hunter399
[Yesterday at 08:00:24 PM]


Toutle muzzleloader elk hunt by JackBurcham
[Yesterday at 07:29:08 PM]


Tire chains by mtndew
[Yesterday at 07:24:17 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2023, SimplePortal