Shooting of grey squirrels can be a very effective method of control, especially in early spring when young shoots are showing in trees. On a sunny day grey squirrels will work in the outmost branches of a tree chewing the new shoots and can present an easy target.

Drey poking squirrels and shooting them with shotguns is an option during the winter months, squirrels can also be shot with a rifle or air rifle.

Using permanent feeding stations and shooting from a hide is proven to account for a lot of squirrels.

Grey Squirrel Shooting