Outsmarted by the groundhogs.

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  1. Rotn1

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    Ground Hogs are not nocturnal? But they live in very dark holes in the ground?:kidding:
     
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    Funny thing is last year the problem was muskrats and I took out 7 . This year it is the groundhogs . so far my total is 5 .
     
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    How do you know it's dark down there?

    Been down a few ground hog holes lately? :exercise:
     
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    Well this little squirrel don't give a chit 'bout no P-Dogs, he just wants to sit back and enjoy the show... image.jpeg

    Sayonara.
     
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    Ya, maybe they have some ole Christmas lights strung up in their underground holes and hooked up in the nearby basement. Sayonara.
     
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    We do not have Ground Hogs in the Rocky Mtns. Their Western cousin is the Rock Chuck/Yellow-Bellied Marmot. He lives high in the mountains. They can cause a lot of damage to meadows and foundations. Shooting these varmints in the mountain winds is a challenge.
     
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    Gees! How do they pay their electric bills. I do see them shopping at Walmart.:kidding:
     
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    Reminds me of my neighbor. Was going back and forth with a groundhog tearing up his garden. He waits at his back window with his .22 one day and just as the groundhog is heading for the garden, he fires. One problem, scope over bore height. One round into the window sill.
     
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    Just got another one at 5:30 the new total is 6 . That is three in nine days just by looking out the window at the right time . We must have plenty of them this year . Only 1 more to tie last years muskrat total .
     
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    I'm 90% sure I finally shot the groundhog. I prefer a head shot so he drops where it's standing. The green entire target circle was on the groundhog's body. I took the shot quick while I had the chance. I must have got him somewhere in the upper body. It managed to run ten feet to his hole. My wife says it's on the phone calling 911 and to watch for the little ambulance coming up my driveway.
     
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    Get out there and fill the hole in!
     
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    I had never noticed it before, but I took note of where the groundhog ran down the hillside. I walked down and examined the area the area and discovered an open flexible culvert pipe. That part of my yard is fill dirt and and some drainage pipes that extend down the hillside to carry the rain water away. It was neatly cleared out by the groundhogs who were using it as a classy entrance to their home. I'll leave it the way it is.
     
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    What kind of bullets do you have in that 5.7?? A hollow point or something like a V-Max should have exploded the varmint with a solid body hit.

    But glad you're feeling well enough to give the local wildlife hell.
     
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    I have had 2 that didn't drop and stay but I knew they were hit because both of them jumped straight up and then took off . Found them days later by the smell .
     
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    American Eagle 5.7 x 28mm 40 grain FMJ
    If I hit where I was aiming it was the left front shoulder. It was stumbling as it ran. I don't see how I could have missed.
     
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    FMJ ammo ain't the best choice for varmints or anything else you want to kill quickly. Get some V-Max for your gun and there will be couple pieces of wood chuck to pick up if you hit it.
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