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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:47 pm

Groundhog tastes like rabbit. They eat the same things.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:04 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Groundhog tastes like rabbit. They eat the same things.

And you know this from personal exprience? :shock:
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:41 pm

Yes, I do. :D
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Dale Finch wrote: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! :?

That’s what I’d think. Despite the trouble they sometimes cause I like raccoons but have no love for squirrels. I can tell you first hand that they do taste like chicken, really. ;)
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:48 pm

Pouring used motor oil down their holes that go under a building was common practice years ago, and worked quite well. It is frowned on now though.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:27 am

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

Number 1 should never be a option (Bait the groundhog into a trap, catch it, and then release it in a wooded area five miles away from your home.)!

Sure the trapping part is fine, but, SHOOT IT!!!!

Dont relocate your problem to become someone elses problem!!!!

The trap and relocate is a common belief of do good city dwellers. They almost always say to "take it out in the country and let it go"! NO, DONT DO IT!

Country folks have enough problem animals as it is, we dont need imported orphans!!!

So remember, trap, SHOOT (and kill), then release those pesky varmints!
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:02 am

Here, it's illegal to release them elsewhere. Supposedly, they are territorial, and getting released into someone elses territory, gets you beaten up, or maybe killed!

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:22 am

I release all of the groundhogs that I trap or shoot. Right into the waiting jaws of vultures, foxes and coyotes. :{_}:
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:36 am

Coyotes are. good groundhog repellent, and control. Farmer neighbor has people asking to hunt coyotes, and he says, no, they work for me. Shoot deer or groundhogs, if you need to shoot something!
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby SONNY » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:33 pm

anything I trap here---stays here---FOREVER! Coyotes are my worst enemy and I pay guys for every one they kill on my property!

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:42 pm

Whistle pigs,etc. seem to have a problem swimming in a alive trap.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Urbish » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:47 pm

I had one standing on my wood pile, gnawing on the plywood siding on my shop. Next time I heard it out there scratching, I crept around the corner with the nearest weapon, a junior 20ga with bird shot. Came around the corner, and it was only 5' away. BOOM. Then I had to spend some time on top of the wood pile removing 'soiled' logs. Ooof. I'd never shot something that close with bird shot before. Brutal.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:19 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I release all of the groundhogs that I trap or shoot. Right into the waiting jaws of vultures, foxes and coyotes. :{_}:

We had our issues with a fox killing our chickens over the years, lost more than 30 birds. I could tell some stories about my trying to deal with them. Most involve me being thoroughly out smarted I tell them at get togethers that always entertains. The fox have my greatest respect now and I won’t consider hurting one. Smartest animal I ever saw.
Might sound funny but we’ve formed a truce, Every so often I shoot the squirrels and woodchucks that raid my garden and fruit trees then leave them for the fox near the same tree at the bottom of our property.
The fox comes in the evening and barks when he/she collects it. I do this with fishing and kitchen scraps too. Since we’ve been doing this the fox family is seen coming and going but they leave our chickens alone.
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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby ajhbike » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:27 pm

I caught the one in our yard in a have a heart trap and then killed it and tossed it in the salt marsh.
I put alot of leaves and branches over it to make it look like a cave. Grass with peanut butter and apples

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Re: Whistle Pigs

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:26 pm

I don't often use a live trap, but have found that cantalope is a good bait for groundhogs.
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