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Thanks for the information. I have never heard of this nor seen it on any squirrels in my area. Very interesting life cycle of this parasite.

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/flies/squirrel_bot_fly.htm



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Thanks for the information. I have never heard of this nor seen it on any squirrels in my area. Very interesting life cycle of this parasite.

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/flies/squirrel_bot_fly.htm
As I said it way over blown by people who don't have a clue. Rarely seen and I kill tons of the little critters. Go hunting and don't pay attention to the scared of the world. The sport is way to much fun and spending time with kids or grown ups is to much fun.


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What, they are fine to eat now. Lots of people hunt them here in the early season. My grandson and I are getting a few in the mornings when it's cool. Having a ball hunting with him. He's only seven.

Opening day.


The next day.


The next weekend.



This weekend. Added a couple of crows this morning.

your grandson did a great job on those squirrels!

but he sure got muddy by the last picture!
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As I said it way over blown by people who don't have a clue. Rarely seen and I kill tons of the little critters. Go hunting and don't pay attention to the scared of the world. The sport is way to much fun and spending time with kids or grown ups is to much fun.
In this area of NC wolves are a problem. Wolves might not be an issue where you live since the season opens so early. In NC we have a long 3 month squirrel season but it opens Oct 14, along the same time we get our first frosts. Wolves in the squirrels are an issue everywhere I have hunted so I assumed they were everywhere.
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What, they are fine to eat now. Lots of people hunt them here in the early season. My grandson and I are getting a few in the mornings when it's cool. Having a ball hunting with him. He's only seven.

Opening day.


The next day.


The next weekend.



This weekend. Added a couple of crows this morning.

A little off topic, but to the man with the grey beard, you have an identical twin in the North Florida area. I did a double take when I saw the pic.
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A little off topic, but to the man with the grey beard, you have an identical twin in the North Florida area. I did a double take when I saw the pic.
If he is my twin then his political views will echo mine. NO FREE money for anybody. I am just to the right of Genghis Khan.
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In this area of NC wolves are a problem. Wolves might not be an issue where you live since the season opens so early. In NC we have a long 3 month squirrel season but it opens Oct 14, along the same time we get our first frosts. Wolves in the squirrels are an issue everywhere I have hunted so I assumed they were everywhere.
The article I posted and read on the wolf parasite implies it is more prevalent in certain species of squirrels than others. I have never seen anything like that around here. I'm sure location has something to do with it, too.
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In this area of NC wolves are a problem. Wolves might not be an issue where you live since the season opens so early. In NC we have a long 3 month squirrel season but it opens Oct 14, along the same time we get our first frosts. Wolves in the squirrels are an issue everywhere I have hunted so I assumed they were everywhere.
Our squirrel season opens the 3rd Saturday of August and runs until Feb. 28th so our season is 6 1/2 months. We also have a 2 week season in June. We love our tree rat hunting here.
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Our squirrel season opens the 3rd Saturday of August and runs until Feb. 28th so our season is 6 1/2 months. We also have a 2 week season in June. We love our tree rat hunting here.
We love squirrel hunting as well. Our season used to be longer, until Feb. There has been a lot of habitat loss and agricultural practices don't benefit small game. This year we got a shorter season and a 1 fox squirrel per day limit. The limit remained the same for grey squirrels.

What I am seeing is people are cutting hardwood off their land and replanting with longleaf pine. We will end up with more fox squirrels but our hunting methods will change.
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So I left the house at 6:00 and was back in before seven.

Ok, here is the story I get out in the woods and I see the first one in the tree at 10 yards shot him more in his right eye rather than between but it still worked lol but anyway I go pick him up and continue up the hill were I was going to sit and sure enough I stumble right on to a nest of yellow jackets.

Needless to say I got heck out of there and fast lol

I think I'll be waiting till after a freeze to go back up there lol
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