Outsmarted by the groundhogs.

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  1. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    [​IMG]I only eat chicken. Use KFC for bait.
     
  2. NJ1911

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    Groundhogs love salt. Pour a pile of Morton out there and they will be there in no time. I once used a trail of Morton and some cut up apples to trap a mom and 3 babies all at the same time in a Havahart trap.
     
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    We have Rock Chucks and they attrack Lions. Problem is Lions prefer cats and dogs. :dog:

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    Groundhogs aren't nocturnal. Sounds like you need to thin the coon and possum population.

    Put some cat or dog food out and check it occasionally during the night. Cheap stuff will do, you might need quite a bit, start with a gallon. I'm up to 7 coons and 2 possum since October 1st. Saw two more coons a couple nights ago that ran away before I could shoot and another possum last night.

    The .17 HMR has been doing a nice job, but the .308 is coming out now just for grins.
     
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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    They are like USMC grunts. Reminds me of a forward outpost just under the DMZ not far from Con Thien. It had a whole bunch of c-rations in the middle on pallets. When we came out of the bush from an OP or patrol we stayed in some really large, fairly rocket proof bunkers, as far as outposts go, it was top shelf.

    Anyway, we(some of our squad)would sneak down to those c-rats late at night, maybe five of us and we would carry back 2 cases each. Well guess whoever was responsible for those c-rats sent two Marines to guard them. Well we ajusted to their ajustment. We had a "Starlight Scope" and could see exactly where those guards were, even in pitchblack. Next a couple of us would go talk to the guards for a diversion, while another group of our squad snuck up the opposite side and snatched cases of c-rats. Hell, it was all in good fun, we were all on the same side after all. image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Semper-Fidelis
     
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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    Or like us Marine Grunts in Vietnam as a post I just posted explains from one of the fun experiences I had in Vietnam while serving with this unit in 1968. image.jpeg Semper-Fidelis
     
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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    Well we used the great, great, great, granddaddy of those..."Starlight" Scope while just under the DMZ in "I Corps" area Vietnam 1968. Semper-Fidelis.
     
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    Have you considered claymores?
     
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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    Well like ya, da raccoons are like f***ing Marine Recon!!! Sayonara.
     
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    I got 2 last week here . Ruger 10 22 and a 35.00 Barska 3 x 9 scope . Out of 2 different windows .One within a hour of sun up and the other a couple hours before dark. We have seen several out mid day around 2:00 and the wife saw a 3rd one but I have not seen it yet .
     
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  11. professor kv

    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    Wait...
    That was YOUR place?
     
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    Wouldn’t you need two of those for a female flight attendant....... and wouldn’t she scream a bit when you clip them on her?
     
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    Ok, heres my true groundhog story.

    My uncle Tony had a garden behind his house and a groundhog had decided it was it's own personal salad bar.
    Tony disagreed with the groundhogs assessment so he loaded up the 410 shotgun and went out on the back deck before sunrise and waited.
    As the sun was just peeking over the horizon, he sees the furry fella and takes a shot. He misses, scaring the varmint back into its hole.
    Day 2, Tony is back out on the deck for a repeat. Again the groundhog appears, Bang! but the Groundhog was already diving for his hole.
    Day 3, Same as before, another shot wasted.

    Day 4, Tony was tired of taking pot shots, so he sits down crosslegged at the groundhogs hole with the barrel of the gun pointed at the hole and finger on the trigger. The sun starts coming up and suddenly, Tony and the groundhog are looking one another in the eyes. Tony calmly squeezes the trigger.

    Click! Forgot to reload.
     
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    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    My money is on Gnome, not ground hog. Crafty little fellas they are.
     
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    I can loan you a dog that will take care of any chicken/bird/squirrel/raccoon/groundhog/gopher/cat issues you might have.
     
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    How does the dog feel about ducks? :)
     
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    Or Karl Childers--if he thought the groundhog was hurting his mom, the groundhog would be on the killing side of a sling blade....(but he calls it a Kaiser blade)
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    You mean dwarf geese?

    Also delicious.
     
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    That’s hilarious!