No more Mr. Nice guy. That groundhog is too smart for me.

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    I must have just missed him the last I shot at him. Now he seems to know that I'm gunning for him. If he just gets a glimpse of me he takes off running. The animal trap I ordered arrived today. I baited it with a ripe banana. I'm not sure if ground hogs like bananas. Maybe I'll catch a monkey?
     
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    apples, they like apples. My friend put a big pile by the hole and I waited 25 yards away with my Ruger Mark ll pistol on a prop stick.
    Hog was like, bite the apple, head up look around. Bite the apple, head up, look around. Bite the apple, head up, pow.
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    Keep posted on your progress Dave. I was just fixin to go after a couple that took over the MIL's shed. Haven't seen them in about 5 days. Think a neighbor may have resolved the issue.
    Had a client tell me you need to bake them then bread and fry them. Takes the gameyness out of them. I'm pretty adventurous but after looking at a couple of videos I had decided that I'd take his word for it.
     
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    Ground hogs will eat just about vegetable that you like or anything that's salad. One tip they are very smart.

    I'd almost bet that if you just laid the banana in there on or behind the trigger, he'll get it without springing the trap. My tip; wire or tie the bait to the trigger or behind the trigger, so he has to work at it to get it.

    That most likely will spring the trap. Apples work good also. Halve or quarter the apple and put in a loose piece or two, but tie a piece or two on or behind the trigger.

    Good luck.
     
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    Darn! I just checked my new trap. The over ripe banana I put in the cage is gone. The trap door was not tripped I have no idea how it managed to get that banana out of the cage without getting trapped. My wife is laughing at me. I think she is on the groundhogs side. :dunno:
     
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    I had one years ago chew through a basement window casing and get in the house. He escaped the house and the hunt was on. I tried guns, poison, beer, etc.. I had a heck of a time catching him. The dog would go nuts and the chase was on. This would be a daily and nightly routine. Did the live trap thing with bait and got sick of resetting it, the last time it escaped without tripping the trap and the bait too was gone. I just left the trap sit empty on the porch. A week later the dog is going nuts and low and behold, I go out on the front porch and I had him in the trap. My next idea was that it was going to suffer a long and painful death of dehydration, starvation, and some form of electrical voltage treatments.
    I then started getting sympathetic and in a moment of weakness I decided to add misery to some innocent unsuspecting citizen. Threw the trap in the truck and headed a few miles away. Someone else was going to learn that life isn't always rainbows and cupcakes. I learned a sense of accomplishment and I hope the next person was able gain this fulfillment as well.
     
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    Okay, now I know he likes ripe bananas. I put my last very ripe banana in the the trap. I set the trip on the cage door to have a hair trigger. My wife is still laughing at me and calls me the great white hunter.

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    In this photo you can see the trap and the space under my shed that the groundhogs crawl under to make their nest. You can also see my generator and the banana I have baited the trap with.
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    This is the view from the other side. The groundhog must step on the plate on the floor of the cage to trip the trap door. You can see the banana on the far side of the plate. The trip trigger is set to feather lite.

    If I do trap it, I plan to dispatch it with my PS 90 and try to place the round through the little open squares in the cage so I don't damage the cage. I'll carry the cage down to my shooting range to do the nasty deed.
     
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