First Groundhog of the Season

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First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:21 pm

Still snow on the ground, but this one was feeding in a bare spot near the garden. Need to get an early start if I'm going to beat last year's total of 25. :D
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Peter Person » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Don,
How are you getting them?
Destructive little critters, for sure.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:58 am

Peter Person wrote:How are you getting them?
Same question. I have them burrowing under concrete pads.

Have set live traps. Rifle with scope and waited for hours. Nothing.

25 ground hogs. Don, do you have any ground hog recipes?
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Barnyard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:04 pm

My Border Collies are taking away my targets. I find dead ones around the yard every now and then.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby KETCHAM » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:29 pm

I use a scoped .22 rifle.......deadly....Not near as many as Don...but I get an average of 2 to 3 a year
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:38 pm

PM sent to Eugene.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:02 pm

I like a .17HMR, fast n flat shooting. not good for meat procurement unless you are very good at headshots ;)
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:14 pm

I get a few f them around here, my preferred choice is a .22 magnum though. We have enough coyotes in this area they seem to keep the groundhogs down, and I work on the coyotes on occasion.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby ricky racer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:50 pm

Eugene wrote:
Peter Person wrote:How are you getting them?
Same question. I have them burrowing under concrete pads.

Have set live traps. Rifle with scope and waited for hours. Nothing.

25 ground hogs. Don, do you have any ground hog recipes?

Around the house if I can't get them to show themselves in the day light I use a conibear trap. It's wicked.....

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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:06 am

That's exactly what I use. #160. Put one in the burrow entrance and it works like a charm.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Bill » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:33 am

I have not seen a wood chuck on our farm the last few years. When we moved in, in 1974 place was over run with varmints. Took several years for dog and 223 Savage to get things under control. Now the coyotes do the job,at some point they might be a problem.
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:07 am

Coyotes will only be a problem if you have chickens, small pets or have calves or foals. They keep the deer in check, too. I'd rather have coyotes than groundhogs. :D
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby SONNY » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:41 am

The come get all my D--- coyotes from here!! they even destroy my gardens!! watermelons, and sweetcorn don't stand a chance around here!! They only come in after dark when you can't see them! thanks; sonny
PS,-- I second Ricks hog gitter solution, it's the ONLY thing that works!

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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby BIGHOSS » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:27 am

:{_}: Conibear trap is what we use. Never had one trip without leaving behind a dead groundhog!
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Slim140 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:33 am

I got 6 of 7 last year from a ladies house from under the same small building. Her husband passed a few years ago and she ask me to take care of them. I was using a live trap with lettuce, carrots, apples whatever we had that a cat wouldn't eat. The first 6 were no problem but it got late in the year and that 7th one would not go in the trap. I trapped a fox, 2 opossums and a raccoon while trying to get the last one and finally pulled the trap and waiting until it warms up a little here to see if I can get him for her.
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