Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel hunting is a great way to introduce someone new to the woods! Small caliber rifles and airguns help hone a future sharpshooter's marksmanship.

Oklahoma has two species of squirrels that are legal to hunt: the eastern fox squirrel and the eastern gray squirrel.

The fox squirrel is the larger of the two with a normal weight of one to three pounds, while the gray is about half that size. The fox squirrel’s color is burnt orange or grizzled brown on the extremities with a gray back. The fox squirrel can be found across the majority of Oklahoma except the extreme west panhandle.

The gray squirrel has gray fur on its back, white undersides and the edge of the tail is whitish. The gray squirrel inhabits the eastern sections of the state. 

Both species diet on acorns, hickory nuts, insects, berries, seeds and bark. Both the gray and fox squirrel can have up to two litters per year with three to five young per litter.

Small Game Regulations


HUNTING & SAFETY TIPS

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How to Hunt Squirrels - Squirrel Hunting 101
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Squirrel Hunting Tips: How to be a Master Squirrel Hunter
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Steven Rinella & Janis Putelis Join Mark Kenyon to Hunt Squirrels | S1E03 | Back 40
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How To Hunt A Squirrel - 13 Hunting Tips
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Firearm Safety

CLEANING & PROCESSING TIPS

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BEST WAY TO CLEAN AND COOK SQUIRREL Cast Iron Cooking
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Best Way to Clean a Squirrel
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How to Process and Clean A Squirrel

COOKING TIPS

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HOW TO COOK SQUIRREL
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Cooking Squirrel With KVUSMC Southern Style
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How to cook squirrel