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#3647257 - 04/16/14 05:57 PM This is just RIDICULOUS!!
TNPredator
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Coyotes howling at night over here and I can't touch them..
Took me 4 days to find ONE ground hog to shot.
Anybody got something to shoot over your way?
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#3647532 - 04/16/14 09:09 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
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This is one thing I would like to see changed hunting coyotes at night.
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#3647546 - 04/16/14 09:14 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
260rem
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Not much here either. I am waiting until turkey season is over then may start back coyote hunting. to many people moved in around here, kill ground hog hunting. I had some luck 1st of year got 3 song dogs 2 bobcats miss 1 fox. I like shooting paper and working ups loads for my guns this time of year.
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#3647595 - 04/16/14 09:48 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
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my neighbors peacocks...
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#3647898 - 04/17/14 09:42 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: KPH]
rem270
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 Originally Posted By: KPH
This is one thing I would like to see changed hunting coyotes at night.


They did it in Ky and i think there will be more deer poaching because of it. I wouldn't wish for it in Tn. I do 95% of my hunting in Ky and wish they'd do away with hunting them at night.
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#3647967 - 04/17/14 10:56 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: rem270]
260rem
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agree with rem270
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#3648144 - 04/17/14 01:58 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: rem270]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
 Originally Posted By: KPH
This is one thing I would like to see changed hunting coyotes at night.


They did it in Ky and i think there will be more deer poaching because of it. I wouldn't wish for it in Tn. I do 95% of my hunting in Ky and wish they'd do away with hunting them at night.

People who are going to poach will poach no matter what. Letting us hunt coyotes at night will not change that one way or the other. I just don't see that excuse of not doing it holding water.
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#3648326 - 04/17/14 06:00 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: rem270]
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
 Originally Posted By: KPH
This is one thing I would like to see changed hunting coyotes at night.


They did it in Ky and i think there will be more deer poaching because of it. I wouldn't wish for it in Tn. I do 95% of my hunting in Ky and wish they'd do away with hunting them at night.


I hunted coyotes at night and really enjoyed it.

What are they poaching???

Look at the dates night hunting is allowed, Feb though May. There are no bucks with racks out there unless they are really able to keep them.
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#3648733 - 04/18/14 08:59 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
Hunter 257W
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 Originally Posted By: TNPredator
Coyotes howling at night over here and I can't touch them..
Took me 4 days to find ONE ground hog to shot.
Anybody got something to shoot over your way?


I feel your pain on the groundhogs. They have always been my favorite animal to hunt but they've been gone for years now because of coyotes. People always say "Just hunt the coyotes" but it's not the same kind of hunting and I miss the pure rifle shooting skill involved with shooting groundhogs.

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#3651968 - 04/21/14 11:35 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: KPH]
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 Originally Posted By: KPH
This is one thing I would like to see changed hunting coyotes at night.
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#3663286 - 05/05/14 05:28 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
260rem
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groundhogs have came back a little just on roadside. Seems to be a house in every field now. This is one form of hunting that has passed,we will only be able to tell our grandkids about it. I remember a hillside I would climb up setup look over huge fields that was planted with beans or other crops,set for hours shoot hogs and crows now houses are there no crops gone forever!! I ran into a buddy at sportsman warehouse today he was excited about a new 204 barrel he just got,he said he was going to make a lig
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#3663292 - 05/05/14 05:35 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
260rem
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sorry hit submit button. he was going to make a light walking around groundhog gun sad thing about that we both knew there wasn't anywhere he could do that.
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#3681425 - 06/01/14 05:03 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
Hunter 257W
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I know how you feel, 260rem. I love to shoot the 22 centerfires and groundhogs are the reason for that but I never get them out of the safe any more. One in particular makes me sad that I never really got to use it for what it's intended for. It's a Ruger Number 1 in 218 Bee. A great walking around ground hog rifle. Another is a Remington 700 Mountain rifle special run that was chambered for the 221 Fireball. Both of those rifles just got to be used for a couple hogs each before the hog numbers got too low to hunt.

I have seen a somewhat comeback in hog numbers too in recent years the same as what you are observing. There are a couple living in the yard now. I'd love to try a shot at one of them with my Marlin 32-20 just to see how the varmint hunters before my time did it but it don't feel right shooting them when they are so scarce. It seems that they never last more than a month or so before they vanish. \:\(

I haven't tried a 204 yet but a couple friends have and it looks impressive. Should make a great walking around rifle that would zap a hog stone dead at any distance I would EVER have a chance of hitting one without sandbags! \:\)

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#3682327 - 06/02/14 07:36 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: Hunter 257W]
260rem
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Hunter 257W they have been a couple behind the house and vanish, I know no one killed them may been dog or coyote. I wish you could use those rifles both sounds sweet. I got a fireball in a 10" and 23" contender. The 221 fireball is one of my fav.
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#3693208 - 06/17/14 10:09 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
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Since nobody is posting here anymore, I guess they are not hunting.
Well, I just popped a ground hog this morning, weighed 17 pounds.
It was HUGE!! First one of the summer.
The fields are being cut at last and they are visible again.
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAy...!!!
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#3693834 - 06/18/14 07:59 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
260rem
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that is huge I seen 4 ghogs along the roadside this evening. how far was it and what gun?
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#3694233 - 06/19/14 11:49 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
Hunter 257W
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17 lb's is a Boone & Crocket hog! \:\) As 260Rem says, what gun, load, distance? Groundhog hunting is all about the rifles and shooting.

One of my two "Yard" hogs has disappeared already. Last weekend I noticed trails coming from a hole under the barn out into my alfalfa field, so there is another one around. Could be one of the “Yard” residents has relocated. I just can't bring myself to shoot them though.

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#3694328 - 06/19/14 02:17 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: 260rem
Hunter 257W they have been a couple behind the house and vanish, I know no one killed them may been dog or coyote. I wish you could use those rifles both sounds sweet. I got a fireball in a 10" and 23" contender. The 221 fireball is one of my fav.

That fireball is a fun round I have one in a 700.
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#3694367 - 06/19/14 02:43 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: KPH]
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 Originally Posted By: KPH
 Originally Posted By: 260rem
Hunter 257W they have been a couple behind the house and vanish, I know no one killed them may been dog or coyote. I wish you could use those rifles both sounds sweet. I got a fireball in a 10" and 23" contender. The 221 fireball is one of my fav.

That fireball is a fun round I have one in a 700.


Yeah, it's amazing how much velocity you can get with such a small amount of powder, isn't it? No recoil at all.

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#3694428 - 06/19/14 03:23 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: Hunter 257W]
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I don't take a camera with me when I hunt. The same reason you don't see people that have been shot on the news.. respect I guess.
It was about 7:30am that morning and the sun was already warm. Just setup on side of 50 acre newly mowed field and she just came out of the brush about 10yds and started to feed. It was about 50yds with a Savage .17HMR, 17gr V-Max, 3-9X-40mm scope set at 5X. She took it in the heart and fell backwards. I weighed it with some fish scales I keep in the truck. I have a dump site I take my kills to.
Just rained pretty good with a little hail in it, so I'll get down to the fields and look see if they are going to come out this evening.
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#3694510 - 06/19/14 05:43 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
260rem
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Thanks TNPredator for sharing info on hunt. My ex bro-n-law and I keep a dairy on all of our hunts every detail we could think of, I need to check with him to see if he still has that book. we had some of best hunts after a rain.
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#3694959 - 06/20/14 02:07 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
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My adventure to the fields after the rain proved successful.
I caught two hogs grazing on the sidelines. Put them down of course.
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#3695601 - 06/21/14 07:43 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: TNPredator]
260rem
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Good deal TNPredator. Just got n my order from midway 500 55gr game kings going to start working loads for my new 22-250 axis and hope to get back to calling.
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#3696473 - 06/23/14 10:29 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: 260rem]
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I love the Sierra 55 gr Game King bullet in any of the big 22's. That was always my main bullet especially in the 22-250. \:\)
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#3696477 - 06/23/14 10:44 AM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: Hunter 257W]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
I love the Sierra 55 gr Game King bullet in any of the big 22's. That was always my main bullet especially in the 22-250. \:\)

Me too I have even got lucky a couple of times and put them in the same hole at 200 yards out of a 22-250.
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#3696905 - 06/23/14 09:23 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: KPH]
260rem
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I have used them in a .221fb to take a deer, it did a great job on it, since then I have been using 60gr nos. partition in 22-250. KPH I have not been that lucky yet but with this new gun hope I can get close.
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#3709344 - 07/13/14 11:15 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: Hunter 257W]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
 Originally Posted By: TNPredator
Coyotes howling at night over here and I can't touch them..
Took me 4 days to find ONE ground hog to shot.
Anybody got something to shoot over your way?


I feel your pain on the groundhogs. They have always been my favorite animal to hunt but they've been gone for years now because of coyotes. People always say "Just hunt the coyotes" but it's not the same kind of hunting and I miss the pure rifle shooting skill involved with shooting groundhogs.


They aren't gone around here. I killed 7 ground hogs out of my yard in just a little over a week. I was getting one every day or two. They were wearing my garden out for a little while!
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#3722455 - 07/31/14 06:00 PM Re: This is just RIDICULOUS!! [Re: cfmartin1833]
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I used to hunt groundhogs all the time but, I've not killed one in at least 16-17 years. I just don't see any anymore. My Savage 110 .223 and I miss it. I used to load Sierra 55 gr. Gamekings and Spitzers. Hornady 50gr. and 55gr. Spire Points worked good too. I used to kill a few crows too. I just can't get into coyotes. I've tried calling in the early mornings but, everything I call in, comes in flying.

Edited by ROVERBOY (07/31/14 06:02 PM)
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