Public land close to the city will be your best bet. As mentioned they thrive in the city with few predators. That and the "black" gene mutation is more easily passed between individuals in confined areas like backyards.
I only shot one on public land and I skinned it to mount and never did. Even more rare than the black squirrel is the blonde and the albino. No joke you can google that if you like.
In parts of central Wisco the black/grey ratio is almost 50/50....
I see them all the time around our cabin. Couple weeks ago while I was on the dock fishing seen a cinnamon one with an all blonde tail.
Easy, I'd shoot both and have someone in my group tag the spiker. That response should roll some heads lol.
I see a lot of black squirrels in Price Cty. I have 3 right by my cabin, pretty common around there.
ditto, I know which 1 I would shoot ;)
we have many gray,black and reds at our Portage land.
denesox, If you had a common spike in front of you and a 200" super rarity which would you shoot?
I live in South West Michigan and in the 15 years I've been here I haven't seen a Gray squirrel. All we have are Blacks and Fox Squirrels. You want to get a black, come on over here and I'll get you a limit of them.
I will never understand why some people want to shoot something BECAUSE if its rarity....sounds very backwards to me and a very antiquated reasoning, even if its only a squirrel.
I've got several in my neighborhood, I often see people pulling over and stopping when they see them....they do look much cooler than the typical grey ones.