First Groundhog of the Season

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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 pm

I used to rent an old farmhouse many many moons ago, it had an built on garage with a dirt floor, the house had a porch on it and the woodchucks would dig under the garage door then under that old porch that was now inside the garage. I used to place a livetrap outside next to the garage door. I caught many that way. One day I was gone all day and got home late and the trap had another whistlepig in it and I was tired and had no murder in me for the critter so I simply released him back where he came from. BIG MISTAKE. I educated that groundhog and never caught another one again from that location.
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John *.?-!.* cub owner
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Did you know they cannot swim while in a live trap? Neither can skunks!!!
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:55 pm

I know chipmunks can't swim while in a "live" trap. :D
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby ricky racer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:56 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Did you know they cannot swim while in a live trap?


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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby ricky racer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:03 pm

I had a friend that had problems with raccoons. He uses a live trap but doesn't want to kill them. He drives them about a 1/2 mile to 1 mile away from his house to release them. He catches so many racoons that he wondered if the released ones were returning so before he'd release he'd paint 'em so he could tell if the same ones were returning..... :bellylaugh:
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Re: First Groundhog of the Season

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Indy4570 wrote:.....so I simply released him back where he came from. BIG MISTAKE. I educated that groundhog and never caught another one again from that location.
I used to keep my tractors down at our farm wile Mom was still living there and the groundhogs had burrowed under the concrete floor and come up under the dirt floor of the old grainery where I kept my tools, and started chewing a hole in the grainery floor. I left a radio playing there so they were used to the noise and was doing pretty god thinning them out with a single action .22 revolver until I wounded one rather than killing it, and they learned to duck at the click of th cylinder turning. I replaced the revolver I was keeping there with a single shot .410, that I had learned I could hold the trigger back and pull back the hammer, then release the trigger, and I had it cocked without making any noise, then I started getting more of them.
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