Do I need a license to shoot squirrels ...

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  1. ginnie5

    ginnie5 wife,mom,taxi driver,cook Supporter

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    on my property? We are being overrun by the pests and i'd like to get rid of a few of them.
     
  2. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the laws of your state.
     

  3. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    Check with your State. Many dont reqirie a license to hunt DURING the season if youre on your own property. To shoot them OUT OF SEASON most will require a "depredation" permit.
     
  4. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In LA, if you get caught and prove that they are damaging your agriculture, no liscense necessary. Also, there may be laws about discharge of firearms within XXX feet of a residence. Here it is 500 feet, liscense or not. Also, a liscense here is like $10(???). Safe insurance if you ask me.
     
  5. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    Get a license. It doesn't cost that much.
     
  6. jross

    jross swamper

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    In New Jersey, a firearm license is $27.50, and you cannot get one without a hunters safety course or prior license. And to renew a license or get the first one, one must have, or fill out a "Child Support Certificate". Landowners and farmers can control squirrels and certain other damaging wildlife except whitetail deer ( permit required) with any legal means one has available.
     
  7. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy

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    Yep, check your state laws. Around here I can shoot ground squirrels any day of the week all day long. But tree squirrel has a season. UNless of course they were eating my crops or something.. But Alas I have no crops so cant shoot em out of season ....