Here in Ohio season has been getting earlier & earlier. I don't like to hunt when flies are on it before it hits the ground. We have those warvils too and I won't eat a squirrel that has them. Small game hunting around here has dropped to a small following. Use to be that everybody hunted squirrels. The new generations don't because most don't eat them or wife won't cook them. Squirrel is one thing we have plenty of. Coyotes must not have dented them and no hunting pressure makes the hunting here better than it ever was. We do have a lot more greys than in years past. It use to be fox squirrels were most common. They like big woods and a lot of them have been timbered out the last 20yrs. Now the greys have taken over in the second growth and scrub.The chipmunks that use to be thick are just about extinct, coyotes got them along with most other small animals.