Can You Kill Squirrels In Oregon?

Is it illegal to help Grey squirrels?

It’s illegal to relocate grey squirrels under The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as they’re a non-native species.

Are gray squirrels protected?

Most states in the United States classify red and gray squirrels as game animals that can be killed for food consumption. Hunting game animals always requires a hunting license, which must be obtained before squirrels are killed. (In California, a permit is also required for trapping squirrels.)

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Can you kill squirrels whenever you want?

However, you can shoot squirrels with a permit during hunting and trapping season. You cannot kill squirrels offseason unless they have damaged your property, and even in that case, you will need to obtain a permit first.

Do you need a hunting license to shoot squirrels in Oregon?

The Western gray squirrel is the largest native tree squirrel in the state. Requiring only a hunting license, it’s a good introductory game species.

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