I have been looking for some good squirrel hunting in Colorado along the front range (Denver area). I did alot of squirrel hunting back in VA and am starting to miss it. Any one have any spots they want to share?
I used to go after them now wnd then when I lives up near Greeley. Can't really remember where I went tho, its been over 20 yrs. Best bet for squirrels is head for the mountains. If your looking just for jack rabbits, I used th go north out of Eaton. East on hwy 14 about 3 or 4 mi then a county road north about maybe 10 mi.
I too am from VA and have recently moved to the Front Range of Colorado. I'm having the same difficulty. In VA shooting nice size Gray's and huge Fox Squirrel was a regular season for me and my family and great eating too. I also think there is no better way to introduce children into the sport either. I kept seeing all of the Fox Squirrel in the suburban areas and went out and bought a new 22 Mag and a 3X9. It's excellent fun to snipe/head shot them and great practice for Big Game season. I bought the rifle just for the squirrel hunting. As of yet I have not found a good spot. I have seen Elbert's and some other itty bitty squirrels but no where have I consistently seen Fox's in an area that is appropriate to hunt them. If anyone has any ideas on where there is good Fox Squirrel hunting please chime in - I hate to have a new rifle collecting dust.
you guys still thinkng squirrels and did you find any areas I think i might have a few areas and always would like a buddy to go..... also I have mountain curs so all my squirrel hunting will be behind the two of them and if you have never hunted squirrels behind dogs you are in for a treat let me know and we will go kill'em once the season is here....
I believe it is open for both. You might see a couple of rifle hunters in there during the early part of squirrel season but rifle season ends in November. So December and January you should have it all to yourself.
Wante to chime in. Also new to this site as I found it searching for squirrel info.
I am from MN, and used to hunt squirrels tons with my dad. Finally decieded to make my mark here in CO. I am in the springs, but everything I have read thus far points to me heading towards the S platte SWA places. Which is like 3 hours away from me. I am aiming for Fox squirrels since they are bigger and better! I thought abotu trying out holbrook swa, but have not found any really good info on squirrel types or population numbers down there. Also would love to tag along with someone if they know the area somewhat. Seems weird to wander around a big area shooting without really knowing the layout. On the map SWA's don't seem very large
yeah the swa's are about 3 hrs from the springs you can get into pretty good aberts sqs up in the mountains but you can only kill two a day... after that you have to try and get private land in the river bottoms.... good luck let me know what you find.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....