I pretty much consider them varmints but I rarely ever kill one. I'd like to, as noisy as they are during deer season, but shooting at squirrels pretty well defeats the purpose of deer hunting. The rest of the year, I don't get out there. I'm not even sure when the season is exactly.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.