When I was a boy growing up, the very first game animal I hunted was Squirrels. The woods were full of the big Red Fox Squirrels. Not only were they great sport for a growing lad, they were also very tasty to eat, and on top of that they were a source of fly tying material.

Besides the Red Fox Squirrels, which were pursued in the forests of Oak, Beech and Maple, the northern pine forest had an abundant population of the smaller Pine Squirrels.