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I'm looking to take my 13 year old son out on public land in Jackson Cty and Washtenaw Cty for some squirrels, what time of the day is best for action?
Will be using a .22 and shotgun.
Appreciate the help.
 

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The locals here are most active at shortly after first light and an hour or so following.
Calm weather pattern.
A hawk was harassing one this morning.
Mid day not as active and evening there is activity the last couple hours of light.
One young one does a lot of tree running each morning when first active while another sibling works the ground.
 

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Morning and for the first couple hours or more depending on the weather. They tend to be more active if it warmer and sunny.

Find some oak trees sit down and wait. Try not to use the shotgun, the big boom tends to send them running.

If it is windy try to get a spot out of the wind. Wind and cold = no squirrels.
 

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Thanks Patman. Today would have been a good day, but this necessary evil called work cuts into my time to get out. 😡 Hope the weather is good on the 1st or the weekend.
 

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If its a nice calm day sit under a few big oaks and pinch 2 quarters together "tail sides together" and squeeze and rub them around. Works everytime ;-)
 

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Just make sure the quarters have good edges on them so y he click n grind. Sounds like a squirrel eating. Been doing this for years.
 

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Heard of this tip, also works with anything and a screw but not as effectively
 
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