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Old 06-01-2020, 08:20 AM
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My wife and I were walking through our woods when we were confronted by a huge furry creature of the woods from a distance of about 10 yards. I normally carry my mini-14 with me for instances such as this. The only thing I had with was my 360 Airweight, the creature was dispatched quickly and the little pistol amazes me at how accurate it can be. The groundhog did make the perfect target as he stood on his hind feet and for about a minute trying to figure out whether we were friend or foe. He took about 10 seconds too long LOL

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Old 06-01-2020, 08:42 AM
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:45 AM
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Ive dispatched a few of the varmints myself..with my trusty Centennial..
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I have dispatched 3 ground hogs in my back yard at a distance of 12 yards with a pre charged. 22cal pellet rifle. All were one shot, clean kills. I do live in a subdivision so a powder burner of any caliber is a no, no.
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My wife and I were walking through our woods when we were confronted by a huge furry creature of the woods from a distance of about 10 yards. I normally carry my mini-14 with me for instances such as this. The only thing I had with was my 360 Airweight, the creature was dispatched quickly and the little pistol amazes me at how accurate it can be. The groundhog did make the perfect target as he stood on his hind feet and for about a minute trying to figure out whether we were friend or foe. He took about 10 seconds too long LOL

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Why exactly did you kill it?
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Why exactly did you kill it?
I thought the same thing when I read this.
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:56 AM
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I thought the same thing when I read this.
One reason is that they dig under the foundations of my farm buildings. When my granddad was farming I cannot tell you how many cows were put down because of broken legs from cows stepping or falling into a groundhog hole. Just last year I had 30 feet of bank of a creek that runs through our property wash out and it cost the local county over $30k to repair the damage and replace a drain tile becuase groundhog holes had weakend the bank.
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One reason is that they dig under the foundations of my farm buildings. When my granddad was farming I cannot tell you how many cows were put down because of broken legs from cows stepping or falling into a groundhog hole. Just last year I had 30 feet of bank of a creek that runs through our property wash out and it cost the local county over $30k to repair the damage and replace a drain tile becuase groundhog holes had weakend the bank.
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He described a groundhog as a "huge furry creature", clearly the size of the thing had him fearing for his life. Definitely the first time I've ever heard or seen of a groundhog being described as a huge creature.

In all seriousness, I have a raccoon problem. They are destructive, so I put them on ice. Problem solved. So, I really do get it.
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He described a groundhog as a "huge furry creature", clearly the size of the thing had him fearing for his life. Definitely the first time I've ever heard or seen of a groundhog being described as a huge creature.

In all seriousness, I have a raccoon problem. They are destructive, so I put them on ice. Problem solved. So, I really do get it.
LOL on the large furry creature. I killed one last week with my mini-14 and the body alone was almost as long as the barrel (18.5")

We used to keep 60 + chickens for eggs and meat and the coon got to killing chickens all time so I'd live trap them them kill them. One of our neighbor ladies heard what I was doing and thought that it was horrendous killing the pretty little things until her pigeons started dying off. She used a game camera to see what it was then low n behold after she saw the culprits she changed her attitude toward the raccoon. I won't bother them as long as they away from the buildings and house but once they show up on our cameras regularly they are taken care of quickly.

Country life is great but some of the critters can be devastating to livestock and stored goods.
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But with out pictures.... you know what they say
Are you gonna have it stuffed or just a head mount?
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But with out pictures.... you know what they say
Are you gonna have it stuffed or just a head mount?
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I wish you guys would take a few dozen groundhogs alive and send them down to us. The coyotes put a hurt’n on them almost to extinction. We shot several hundred a year out of same fields and never dented them. We need seed stock. A lot of animals depend on groundhog holes for their own dens.
I think if Ghogs come back the rabbits will follow. It’s hard to tell because the Coyotes either are up the small animals or ate them out.
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