Abert's Squirrel . . . (Sciurus aberti)
These animals are a primary small game species hunted in
Arizona. Hunting small game requires only a valid Arizona regular
hunting or combination hunting/fishing license. A U.S. Forest
Forests map is a handy tool.
Abert's Squirrel: One of the
more striking of the squirrel species, the Abert's squirrel has
dark ear tufts, a gray body with a rusty stripe down its back and
bright white undersides.
Habitat: Dependent upon ponderosa pine vegetation.
Food Preferences: Plant materials including leaf buds,
acorns, forbs, fungi, and in particular, the seeds of ponderosa
Distribution: 5,000-9,000 feet along the Mogollon Plateau
and White Mountains.
Information courtesy Arizona Game & Fish
Department, Region 1-Pinetop,AZ