Originally Posted by oldognewtrick
Squirells are considereed small game. Most areas are regulated by laws harvesting animals, liscense. Some states have wanton waste laws. If you don't plan on eating them, consider a live trap and relocate them.
well fortunately in NC its called a "Depredation" thus I can trap or kill them if they are doing damage to my property.
""Wildlife Resources Commission manages wildlife in North Carolina. Updated regulations will take effect on Aug. 1 this year spelling out how residents can trap wildlife causing damage to property. Both the current and new regulations use the term “taking” to describe killing or capturing wildlife and refer to the damage caused by wildlife as “depredations.”
The revised regulations clarify that a property owner or lessee does not need a permit to take wildlife caught in the act of committing depredations on his or her property."
Now I did in fact trap at least 16 of them with a Hava Heart trap and relocate them all about 2 miles away in a large wooded area.
However they started getting far too smart and became virtually impossible to catch them. I went from catching 2-3 a day to where I would catch zero in weeks.
Even though I actually like squirrels in general, they are a major nuisance and will do massive damage to a house, not to mention they destroy everything we have in our yard, eat all my blueberries etc.
So every once in awhile I pull out the old pellet rifle and take a few of them out just to try and maintain some semblance of control.