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Oklahoma has two species of squirrels that are legal to hunt: the eastern fox squirrel and the eastern gray squirrel.
The fox squirrel is the larger of the two with a normal weight of one to three pounds, while the gray is about half that size. The fox squirrel’s color is burnt orange or grizzled brown on the extremities with a gray back. The fox squirrel can be found across the majority of Oklahoma except the extreme west panhandle.
The gray squirrel has gray fur on its back, white undersides and the edge of the tail is whitish. The gray squirrel inhabits the eastern sections of the state.
Both species diet on acorns, hickory nuts, insects, berries, seeds and bark. Both the gray and fox squirrel can have up to two litters per year with three to five young per litter.