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Squirrel Season Starts Saturday

It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Pennsylvania's squirrel-hunting season opens this Saturday (Sept. 10). From the time I was a young hunter more than 60 years ago until recently, the squirrel opener occurred on a mid-October Saturday at just about the time autumn leaves in the Cove are at their most colorful. Only recently has the squirrel season begun in early September.

You would hardly know it. If you are taking a woods walk or are driving along rural roads at this time of meteorological autumn, it is rare to encounter someone targeting the bushytails. When I began to hu...


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