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Postby smigelski » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:32 am

well I haven't posted in awhile and need to post some pictures. However, groundhogs have been tearing me up. I have trapped 4 adults in a week. I still have 3 adults and 6 kids that I know of. They are the only animal that I know off, that everytime you kill 1 they bring 2 more to the funeral. If anyone needs a few groundhogs let me know and I will overnight them to you. I kill about 30 a year.
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Re: groundhogs

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:53 pm

I am familiar with the problem. Groundhogs were a real problem in the open shed where I used to keep and work on my tractors. They would burrow under the concrete floor on the sides and come up under the center floor, which was an old grainary. I pretty much ignored them till they started eating holes in the wooden floor, then I started working on them. I got several with an old single action 22 till I only wounded one, then they learned to duck at the click of the cylinder turning. I then eliminated several with an old .410. Final solution was to pour my old oil in their holes. After doing that for a while they left.
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Re: groundhogs

Postby Joe Malinowski » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:47 am

I like to bomb them out once they get gassed you just cover over the holes quick easy burial
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Re: groundhogs

Postby beaconlight » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:00 am

Strange I haven't had one in 5 or 6 years. Didn't think about it till this post. About a month ago I saw my first rabbit on the place in 20 years. We had rabies big time about 10 years ago. I guess it is one of mother natures cycles.
Last fox was 5 or 6 years ago too and he was real mangy looking.
No muskrats in a while either.
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Re: groundhogs

Postby wrhayes » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:32 pm

There are plenty here in the Tenn Mtns. I know they destroy but they sure are cute!
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Re: groundhogs

Postby daddydip » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:37 pm

get yourself a good jack russell terrior and your problem will cease. they may be a little .......let's say high strung but there is a reason why.
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Re: groundhogs

Postby phildidit » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:28 pm

at my old house i was infested with groundhogs, but i think i've only seen one here and it was 5 years ago.
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Re: groundhogs

Postby KETCHAM » Tue May 12, 2009 3:07 pm

I had a big one out on the road.Saw it while cutting grass.Min I shut off the mower it ran back in the high grass.I've gotten a few on my property.Good target pratice!!!! :twisted: :twisted: Kevin
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Re: groundhogs

Postby dakcub » Thu May 14, 2009 11:46 am

daddydip wrote:get yourself a good jack russell terrior and your problem will cease. they may be a little .......let's say high strung but there is a reason why.


That is a very true statement.....our jack took care of the gopher problem we had....never seen a dog so proud of it's self after the kill....
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Re: groundhogs

Postby DanR » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:02 am

OK THAT'S IT! NOW I'M ANGRY! I have a couple ground hogs and so far they have lived in the brambles and only eaten grass. Live and let live. Yesterday I had corn chewed off about a foot above ground. They're to quick for the .22 so first order of business today is a box of 410's. :evil:
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Re: groundhogs

Postby daddydip » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:30 pm

DanR wrote:OK THAT'S IT! NOW I'M ANGRY! I have a couple ground hogs and so far they have lived in the brambles and only eaten grass. Live and let live. Yesterday I had corn chewed off about a foot above ground. They're to quick for the .22 so first order of business today is a box of 410's. :evil:

that's the problem danr, they coax you into thinking that they are no problem, but all along they are setting you up for the big garden raid. my two cents is that you need a good vantage point to shoot from and a lot of patience.you 'll need to train your self to look before you step and soon or later you will get him in the kill zone.
i did around 5 last year and trapped as many with apples in the everhart.i have not seen one lurking around so far this year and i chalk that up to my new addition jack the jack russell terrier. he even barks at my honey bee's and i'm not joking,birds what ever he doesn't want them around. hope you make out with them ,i know how agravating they can be. :big afro:
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Re: groundhogs

Postby daddydip » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:11 pm

i had my first space violation recorded in my garden this morning,i'm happy to report he succumbed at 6:03 am est. :evil:
this was of the bunny type,still no ground hogs
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Re: groundhogs

Postby MaineDad » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:34 pm

I had one eat my whole row of broccoli a few nights ago. I went to the potato row the next day and it was hiding. I was close enough that I gave it a swift kick in the arse and sent it flying like a football :) it turned around and started back at me - then when it saw my dog a coming it bee-lined for the woods.

Never kicked a ground hog before :D
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