Reservoir officials are considering the possibility of allowing squirrel hunting within the reservoir district. The hunting would be geared toward youth,
“It would be squirrel hunts conducted on draw hunt areas, where we have deer hunting only,” John Sigman, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) general manager, said. “And it would be after deer season.”
Being youth-oriented, any adult hunter would need to have a young hunter present. It will also be free. However, there would be no draw hunting — shotgun only.
“There would be no drawing and no fees,” Sigman said. “It would be open for the month of February, and then another week with the spring season in May.”
This is a new program offered to residents in and around the reservoir area.
“Some of the wildlife people in the area asked,” Sigman said. “They said places are loaded with squirrels, and asked if it would be possible to give young hunters good experience.”
Sigman said the only processes would be to check in before hunting, and a wildlife, fisheries and park license and hunter safety training are required.