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#2833011 - 05/19/12 06:21 PM Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead!
trealtree
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The neighbor has been asking for help in getting rid of a family of ground hogs destroying his garden. We have seen atleast 3 young hogs and 2 adults. One of the groundhogs actually burrowed into his house and was living in his basement/den. That one was caught by live trap.






But the older hogs have been quite elusive. Today while on groundhog patrol perched in my covered shooting location, a large hog came out @ 70 yards from under a stack of firewood. It was in the neighbors yard and was quickly crawling to a ditch that connects the 2 yards, the target would soon be behind cover.

I quickly adjusted the scope focus to 70 yards zoom to 11 power, third mil-dot down holdover I squeeze off the trigger. INstead of a resounding thump, I hear a distant thud and the hog reels around clawing at its right front shoulder and disappears into the ditch.

A few seconds later a groundhog appear's on a rock pile in the ditch 52 yards away perched broadside. With a quick push of the bolt , I am reloaded focus to 50yd, 2 mil-dot holdover aimimg for the neck. pfft the airgun silently send a pellet downrange and a resounding thump follow's. The groundhog succumbs to 1 shot of the Silent death of my .22 cal Marauder.




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#2833054 - 05/19/12 07:22 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: trealtree]
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#2833081 - 05/19/12 08:03 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: paincave_2000]
Atchman2
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Woo Hoo Air Rifle for the win! I saw a groundhog today while squirrel hunting with my Disco, but he didn't let me shoot him \:D
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#2833087 - 05/19/12 08:07 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: Atchman2]
trealtree
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I forgot to mention it was the same groundhog i shot moments earlier . First shot was a non lethal lower leg shot
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#2833244 - 05/19/12 11:43 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: trealtree]
catman529
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Nice shot and nice airgun. I need me a fancy airgun sometime. My current one is good for smaller game but probably not groundhogs.
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#2833416 - 05/20/12 11:35 AM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: catman529]
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Mud Dauber
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I love it when a small game hunt has a entertaining story. As hunters, we should be telling more of these types of stories.
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#2833486 - 05/20/12 02:39 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: Poser]
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#2848139 - 06/10/12 07:59 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: trealtree]
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#2860419 - 06/27/12 11:06 AM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: ]
StalkingWolf
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We were rough on the hogs when I was a teenager.
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#2860890 - 06/27/12 09:08 PM Re: Garden Raiding Groundhog...Dead! [Re: StalkingWolf]
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