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Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 pm

The groundhogs are coming on fast & furious now. The young ones are out establishing their territories. One yesterday evening and one this morning. This seems to be an up cycle year for rabbits, too.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:40 pm

Son shot one of two yesterday.

Something had been eathing neighbor's beans and my tomatoes. Thought it was and seen rabbits in lawn. Opossum caught in neighbor's garden.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:56 pm

I’ve got one under my barn I’ve been trying to trap for about a week now. This one isn’t going for it and he doesn’t stay out in the open long enough for me to draw a bead on him.
Damned thing will crack my concrete slab in the barn if he keeps digging. Might have e to wait until dark and put a exhaust hose down the hole and wait at the hole if he runs out.
Also we have rabbits this year too, first time in years.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:00 pm

Life expectancy on the Young farm for woodchucks is very limited. Between the .22, .222 and conibear trap, they just don't seem to live very long...
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby SONNY » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:02 pm

The smoke sticks work good if you can use them,---- another thing that works is, With 2 guys, dump several buckets of water down the holes and blast them when they come runnin out! ----IF they are in there they will come out!---trust me! ---they hate water!

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:07 pm

As dry as it is here, I could pour water down the hole for a week and not get them to come out. :shock:
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:02 pm

SONNY wrote:The smoke sticks work good if you can use them,---- another thing that works is, With 2 guys, dump several buckets of water down the holes and blast them when they come runnin out! ----IF they are in there they will come out!---trust me! ---they hate water!

Smoke sticks? Tell me more please.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby ricky racer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:18 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
SONNY wrote:The smoke sticks work good if you can use them,---- another thing that works is, With 2 guys, dump several buckets of water down the holes and blast them when they come runnin out! ----IF they are in there they will come out!---trust me! ---they hate water!

Smoke sticks? Tell me more please.

I think he's talking about these...
https://whiteheadindustrial.com/the-gia ... gIUNfD_BwE
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby SONNY » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:40 am

YUP the giant destroyer!---They work super---I used them in the past for ground living varmints. they will take out everything in the burrow.

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:58 am

The problem we have at our farm is that they have burrowed under the slab for our cabin. Obviously, I want to get the ground hog out, so I can try to repair the damage and not have the slab crack. But if I use something like this, will the ground hog die in place, under the cabin, and rot and stink? Or do they run out?
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Eugene » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:07 pm

I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Bill » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:09 pm

I have used smokers, you never know if they are dead, years ago used to soak paper towels with carbon tetra chloride and put it in the hole. It is no longer available, fumes were heavier than air and would displace oxygen in tunnel. when I shot one and see dead it
I know it will no longer be a problem.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:46 pm

Dale Finch wrote:The problem we have at our farm is that they have burrowed under the slab for our cabin. Obviously, I want to get the ground hog out, so I can try to repair the damage and not have the slab crack. But if I use something like this, will the ground hog die in place, under the cabin, and rot and stink? Or do they run out?

That’s the scenario I have with my barn.
I had shot one years back that made it back under the barn slab and died there. The stink lasted a couple weeks. I don’t care to repeat that.
That’s why I try my best to live trap them and relocate them. Poison Smoke under a building I work in doesn’t sound like an option.
If I could smoke them out to be shot might work if they don’t run back in.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm

Eugene wrote:Dale. From the internet.

https://dengarden.com/gardening/How-to- ... round-Hogs

#1, 3, and 12 seem like the only realistic solutions with #3 working only If combined with #12.
I’ve never eaten them, they always stink really bad.
Dale let me know how they taste ;)
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:58 pm

I have a lady friend who eats racoon and squirrel, and said she'd e happy to TRY ground hog!! Seems like as fat as they are, they'd be pretty greasy! :?
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