Just wondering if any readers go out in the spring season and trap arctic ground squirrels for their pelts? Native people here in my area have a long history of spring squirrel trapping, pelts are used for making beautiful traditional squirrel parkas for women and young ladies. Squirrel meat is eaten too, most say it is pretty tasty fare. Squirrel trapping usually occurs after spring waterfowl season and egg gathering is over. It is usually a family activity, kids really enjoy camping out in the wilderness in the spring and trapping squirrels, lots to see and enjoy. Each day after the traps are checked and the squirrels are brought back to camp, moms and dads would skin the squirrels and air dry the meat and pelts. Some families would camp out for two weeks, some longer. In the old days families would stay in spring camp from the start of spring to the beginning of summer. Must have been a very good and healthy way to live.