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#3116761 - 01/09/13 06:16 PM Fox squirrel
Dolan82
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Does anyone know of a wma around Nashville that has fox squirrels on it. I have been hunting Percy priest and have not seen one yet. Never killed a fox squirrel. They were protected where I use to live. Any suggestions would be great.
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#3117153 - 01/09/13 11:02 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Dolan82]
Nhill
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I would think that anywhere around Nashville would have fox squirrels, but I can't say that for sure.
I do know that AEDC has some.

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#3117368 - 01/10/13 08:23 AM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Nhill]
jb3
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I grew up hunting not far from Cheatham WMA and we had a lot of them.

Take an air rifle to Hermitage Golf course. The ones that live there are huge!

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#3117412 - 01/10/13 08:45 AM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Dolan82]
woodsman87
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 Originally Posted By: Dolan82
Does anyone know of a wma around Nashville that has fox squirrels on it. I have been hunting Percy priest and have not seen one yet. Never killed a fox squirrel. They were protected where I use to live. Any suggestions would be great.


I have never hunted up there but I am sure there are plenty of them. It seems like the farther north you go the more there are. Im from AL and when I grew up hunting around here it almost like the 8th wonder of the world to see one. Now we have land in South TN and we kill them all the time.

Not telling you how to hunt or what to do, but fox squirrels seem to like field edges, fence rows, and cedar or pine trees. They also seem to move more during the middle of the day, with the sun out and real pretty and maybe kinda warm.

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#3117608 - 01/10/13 11:11 AM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: woodsman87]
Dolan82
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Do you see them in the same kind of areas as greys?
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#3117657 - 01/10/13 11:45 AM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Dolan82]
lpo1981
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 Originally Posted By: Dolan82
Do you see them in the same kind of areas as greys?

Yeh same areas but fox squirrels aren't as loud and don't move quiet like a grey squirrel does. That's just my opinion though, seems like there a lot more deliberate with there movements than the grey squirrels are.

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#3117888 - 01/10/13 02:52 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: lpo1981]
Nitro
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I've seen fox squirrels at aedc nearly as big asa small cat. They do move more quietly than grays and usually don't hang around very long if they see you.
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#3118458 - 01/10/13 08:49 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Nitro]
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Priest has a bunch of them, I see then all the time while deer hunting. Now if i go squirrel hunting then i don't see them \:D
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#3118655 - 01/11/13 12:25 AM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Bone Collector]
catman529
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Yanahli WMA has a few but not many. I hope to kill one in the morning actually, should be a squirrel massacre with my 12 gauge. Maybe a big red one will show himself. I know of at least one spot where I saw one during deer season.
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#3119587 - 01/11/13 06:51 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: catman529]
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I have not hunted around Nashville, but I do know they are around Center Hill and Cordell Hull.....shame I never see one though when my gun is with me haha
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#3119608 - 01/11/13 06:59 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Outdoor life]
catman529
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This came from yanahli. Saw 2 fox squirrel all day and several greys.



Edited by catman529 (01/11/13 06:59 PM)
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#3119659 - 01/11/13 07:19 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: catman529]
TnBob
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Nice one! Used to kill bunches of em on my Grandpas place in Carthage. More fox than greys there.
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#3119670 - 01/11/13 07:26 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: catman529]
Dolan82
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Nice job catman. Going to try it out in the morning. Hope I will get a fox but grays will work too. Will let ya know how It goes.
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#3119683 - 01/11/13 07:32 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: Dolan82]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Dolan82
Nice job catman. Going to try it out in the morning. Hope I will get a fox but grays will work too. Will let ya know how It goes.
good luck!
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#3119725 - 01/11/13 07:58 PM Re: Fox squirrel [Re: catman529]
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Lots of places in middle TN to find fox squirrels. Good luck!
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