Squirrel Season Runs Through Jan. 31

(UNDATED) – Gray and fox squirrel hunting season is underway and runs through Jan. 31, 2020.

Fox squirrel

Remember to purchase your hunting license.

Hunter orange clothing requirements must be met while hunting squirrels from Nov. 1, through Jan. 31, 2020.

There are no equipment or ammunition restrictions for squirrel hunting. A 20-gauge or smaller shotgun loaded with 6- to 7 1/2-size shot or a .22-caliber rimfire rifle is recommended.

Shooting into or disturbing leaf nests or squirrel dens is illegal at all times.

It is illegal to hunt flying squirrels, which are protected species in Indiana. They cannot be possessed without a special permit.

Gray and fox squirrels can be chased with dogs year-round, with a hunting license. Certain restrictions apply on DNR-managed properties.

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