Winter Grays - Iowa Wildlife Federation

Winter Grays

Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.

2 winter gray

Iowa’s late archery seasons [deer and turkey] closed January 10th.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to stow the bow.  There are still plenty of reasons to roam the winter woodlands and pursuing the gray squirrel is certainly one of them.  Although squirrels don’t present much of a target they are abundant and– with patience — are definitely doable.


3 Jan. gray

There are a number of good small game [blunt] arrow heads on the commercial market.  I don’t have any [yet] but am getting along fine with old, 100 grain broadheads.  One fact is sure: once you connect, the bushy tails  stay put — every single time.

5 Down & Out - gray

Don’t worry about missed shots; it’s likely that your next opportunity is probably just a few trees away.  Once your hard earned trophies hit the skillet, you’ll agree that tromping the winter woods was well worth the effort.


6 Squirrel for supper



1 Winter gray


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