It only feels like its always open season on squirrels. In fact, squirrel hunting is as challenging and exciting as any huntand regulated the same wayand it can be as satisfying to the home owner and gardener as it is to the beginning or experienced hunter. In The Ultimate Guide to Squirrel Hunting, heres everything you ever wanted to know about the critter Americans love to hateand hunt. There are concise descriptions of the differences between the Aberts squirrel and the fox squirrel, and the sluggish western gray squirrel and the faster, feistier eastern gray squirrel. Maps show the ranges of these animals, and profiles explain where they live, what they eat, and how they move. Bob Gooch covers state-by-state guides to squirrel hunting, the habitat of the squirrel, and how to recognize it. Theres also his advice on the management of this habitat, with valuable hints on looking out for the next generation of squirrel hunters, as well as more immediate measures like building nest boxes. He has also included chapters on hunting methodsfrom dawn to dusk, on streams, in all kinds of weather conditions, and with dogs. Additionally, Goochs discussion of guns naturally focuses on the beloved .22, but he also details how to hunt with bows and shotguns, as well as offering advice on camouflage and blinds.