Don't quite know the reason, but I have found so far that Squirrel Season have been very poor, in my area. So far I've been out seven times spending 3 + hours, each hunt outing, and seen very few Squirrels. The best morning was the first day of the season, but since then and after only harvesting 4 Gray Squirrels, I've not bagged anymore and seen far fewer Squirrels than this time last year. There is an abundant of mast for them so that isn't the reason. A week before the season opened; I scouted out my usual hunting spots, on my property, where there are lots of Hickory, Oak, Walnuts. I saw a lot of cuttings under the Hickory, so I am thinking that maybe they were more active before the Season opened. Went hunting this morning and only saw 3 Squirrels, and nothing cutting, so I am guessing they have moved off my property. I wish the State would open Squirrel Season the FIRST Saturday in August, as I believe they are more active at this time in most areas.