Woodchuck futility.....

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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon May 01, 2017 7:17 am

We had a fox set up housekeeping in our barn lot last year. Groundhog problem solved.
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby angus9259 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:16 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:We had a fox set up housekeeping in our barn lot last year. Groundhog problem solved.


Wish I could encourage that. Doesn't seem to be working. I leave the dead carcass out for them and this morning it's gone so I know they are visiting. I'm too close to town I think. Fox and Coyote only come out at night when the hogs are underground.
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon May 01, 2017 11:38 am

My German Wirehair hunts and eats them. He brings me the heads as trophies.
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Postby hillbilly beef man » Sat May 06, 2017 7:53 am

Get a chow dog.
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby BigBear » Fri May 26, 2017 6:23 pm

I had a bad groundhog problem at my place when we bought it 5 years ago. I shot as many as possible with my trusty .22 Marlin and had great success with cat food in a live trap. Must have caught 20 that way. Had a couple so big I could barely pull them out. Had to been 20-25 lbs. Not even sure how they got in there!
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun May 28, 2017 4:27 pm

For woodchucks near your home, you can kill a chuck with old fashion BUBBLE GUM. Yup, just throw 5 or 6 (paper and all) into their holes. Their system cannot digest them and it kills them. Cornell Univ. came up with that. They could not shoot or trap because of location, so they researched and came up with this method. I go to Sams Club and buy a bucket of Bubble Gum. Keep on our quad & throw a handful out when I see an active hole.
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby farmerjan » Sun May 28, 2017 6:37 pm

Yes, there are several around here that swear by the bubble gum thing too. Never tried it because I need the target practice...
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon May 29, 2017 11:32 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:For woodchucks near your home, you can kill a chuck with old fashion BUBBLE GUM. Yup, just throw 5 or 6 (paper and all) into their holes.


Is this why Mom always said to never swallow your gum?
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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:For woodchucks near your home, you can kill a chuck with old fashion BUBBLE GUM. Yup, just throw 5 or 6 (paper and all) into their holes.


Is this why Mom always said to never swallow your gum?

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Re: Woodchuck futility.....

Postby JW IN VA » Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 pm

There are a lot less groundhogs here than we used to have.Most people blame coyotes :???: .We could export some to you to try :D
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