Reply To: squirrels how many live per area ?
Here in New Mexico, squirrels are unprotected totally, except for the tufted fox squirrels which are easy to spot. Nonetheless, it is a black & white animal—you either have way too many, or none at all. Both of my permissions have a outdoor cats, so not many squirrels to speak of.
Collared doves and pigeons, on the other hand, are plentiful, unprotected totally, and very pesky. So if you can’t hunt squirrels, there are always other game to think about.