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Gray Squirrel Season Beginning Early This Year

The daily bag limit is 12 gray squirrels.

Hunters, on Oct. 13, gray squirrel season opens throughout Florida on private lands.

In previous years, the squirrel season always opened in early November. Last spring, however, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided to provide squirrel hunters another month of hunting, similar to dates in other southeastern states. The change came after the 2012-13 hunting dates had gone to the printer.

“This change means more opportunity for squirrel hunters,” said Paul Scharine, FWC public hunting areas biologist in a news release. “The message we’re trying to get out is this change applies only to private property.”  

For hunting dates on public lands, Scharine said hunters should consult the printed 2012-13 wildlife management area (WMA) regulations or go online for specific area dates at MyFWC.com/Hunting and select “WMA Brochures.”

The daily bag limit is 12 gray squirrels.

Mike F. October 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Is this for real? I worked with someone from Kentucky, who tried to convince me how tasty squirrels are and come end times, he'd never starve. I told him I rather starve. Is this why my neighbor has been hooking peanuts in the shell onto his fishing poles? Yuck.

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