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there, as well.
It should be pointed out, too, that
fox squirrels were stocked by the Game
Commission and sportsmen from 1923 to
1936 throughout the state's southcentral
region.
Stocking records provide the following breakdown by county: Adams, 92;
Blair, 146; Bedford, 130; Cumberland,
197; Fulton, 36; Franklin, 41; Huntingdon, 105; Juniata, 100; Mifflin, 111;
Perry, 41; and York, 213.
In the 1980s, fox squirrels inhabited
sites in Cumberland, Franklin, Perry and
Juniata counties. The eastern fox squirrel's historic range also included Bedford,
Blair, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Somerset

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and York counties, according to the book
Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania.
Beyond Pennsylvania, the eastern'
fox squirrel's range is from central West
Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay and
central Virginia.
Fox squirrels were common in southeastern Pennsylvania at one time, too,
but have been considered extirpated
there for 80 years or more.
The Delmarva fox squirrel also lived
in southeastern Pennsylvania, probably
including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh and
Northampton counties.
Today, it is a state and federally
endangered species that most likely is
extirpated in the Commonwealth, even
though efforts were made to reintroduce
it in Chester County.
Fox squirrels used to be scarce, if not
absent, in my hunting area. I say that
because I did not see any in the woods
or dead on the roads until about 1980.
They showed up evidently after eastern fox squirrels expanded their range
north or mid-western fox squirrels came
eastward.
It was exciting to have another species
of squirrel and as the seasons passed, their
numbers increased slowly.
We continued to hunt only gray squirrels in the hollow, where I saw that first
fox squirrel, and also bagged grays on the
ridge above the hollow.
The woods there have chestnut, red
and white oak trees, along with scattered
shagbark hickory and beech trees, all of
which produce mast sought by both fox
and gray squirrels.
Fox squirrels also eat mast,
seeds and cones from cherry,
elm, basswood, maple, ash and
conifers, as well as corn and
even insects.
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