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Offline Clovis

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Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« on: June 24, 2022, 02:11:03 PM »
Here is a few I took out this week






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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 02:18:38 PM »
Only one garden raider this year. It was him or the garden!
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 02:24:01 PM »
Yeah I shot a few for my sister that was eating her garden this year and the ones pictured are ones I shot  for the neighbor farmer...he gets upset hitting the holes when he is mowing hay

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 05:09:08 PM »
I’ve got a hide skinned and dried. Will see if I can bark tan it.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 06:02:03 PM »
Made a lucky shot once with a .54 Hawken, in one eye and out the other.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 07:25:57 PM »
Don't have them in western Oregon. Look like fun to shoot but can see why they are a pest. In eastern Oregon we we have what we call "sage rats" because that's where they live. Basically an ugly ground squirrel. You can literally shoot them by the dozens and even hundreds with no effect on the population. A .22 rimfire is mostly used but i just can't resist using my flintlocks on them. Smaller harvest but a hoot to shoot at. The range we shoot at is anywhere from 25 feet to 75 yards for the scoped boys.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 05:04:32 AM »
Whistle pig

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2022, 06:48:37 AM »
Rich Pierce,   You are wasting your time with that hog pelt....just my opinion.....
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 02:03:06 PM »
Rich Pierce,   You are wasting your time with that hog pelt....just my opinion.....
I will remove the hair of course. Should make a handy little bag. Skinned cased. I’ll consider it practice.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 03:03:18 PM »
I got one that needs to be thumped.   Digging in my machine shed, under the cabin and chewing on my timbers.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 03:57:03 PM »
While mowing yesterday, I discovered an armadillo has dug a hole under the car I keep stored next to my shop.  Seems like they only come out at nite, so I can't get a shot at it.  I'll take a dryer sheet and soak it in ammonia.....then shove it down the hole.
 It'll  either bring him out or keep him from going back in.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 07:21:53 PM »
  Rich that whistle pig hide will make a nice little bag.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2022, 08:36:38 PM »
...and the hide makes a wonderful period correct bag. Here's mine.





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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2022, 09:13:57 PM »
Long time ago…my In-laws had a wood Chuck digging holes near the built in swimming pool. Nice residential area too. I told my mother in law ..when you see it ,give me a call ( way before cell phones ) and I’ll take care of it. Well…got the call one afternoon…brought my .40 cal ( cap lock ) and was on the 2nd floor balcony…hung the barrel ovah the railing and shot straight down ….lights out and a cloud of smoke…she was happy !

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2022, 09:23:39 PM »
The Legendary "Pasture Poodle"and I was a scourge to them in the Smoke Hole area of WVa's Eastern panhandle in 1967 and 68.
I used my Leonard Meadows Long Rifle and the Henry barreled Whitworth for longer shots.My hunting partner,Bascom Ray used a modern single shot with scope sight.His eyesight at 80 was the reason for the optics.We rented a cabin and spent a week at a time and had a good time and did some sight seeing as well.He and his wife and 5 sons are all deceased and I recently met the grand daughter of the youngest son,John F.Ray and we are now friends and she knows about her Great Grandpa and Grandmom and her great uncles.She is a cutie and wants to know all she can find out about her family's back ground.Thanks for stirring good old memories with this thread.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2022, 01:15:31 AM »
I've seen the furry hogs from Georgia to Maine but just never got around to chasing them.  Georgia is covered up with armadillos.  They run the possums ragged trying to teach those shelled critters HOW to cross a COTTON PICKING ROAD! 
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2022, 03:36:30 AM »
Armadillos are destructive.  My sister had a neighbor who used to get very wound up about the damage they did in his yard.  One night she woke up to gun shots and went to look outside to see what was happening.  The 92 year old neighbor was out front in his cowboy boots and boxer shorts blasting away with his shotgun.  Made an entertaining picture.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2022, 12:25:29 AM »
Man, I wish I had a place to hunt them.  Just yesterday I said that to a friend.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2022, 12:56:53 AM »
Clovis, I would bet a can of powdah that those pigs were proud to have been shot with that gorgeous rifle.  ???
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2022, 01:57:32 AM »
I had a friend , now deceased, who grew up in the early 1900's He loved to tell about when he was in third grade and walked to school carrying a 30-30 just in case he came across a wood chuck. When people still used horses, wood chuck holes would sometimes break a horse's leg and many town offered a bounty for each wood chuck nose brought to town hall. The school principle would give the boys a nickle for every wood chuck nose and old Wimer said that there was always a stack of rifles just inside most class room doors. The whole affair fell apart when the boys found out that the principal was passing the noses down at town hall for eight cents a piece.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2022, 01:59:46 AM »
Ask any farmer to hunt them and they will give you permission...they hate them

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2022, 02:30:18 AM »
Here in WV they are somewhat scarce due to coyotes.  The coyotes have just about cleaned them out.  I used to hunt them every summer till about 10 years ago.  Now it is useless to go out looking for them.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2022, 02:56:37 AM »
They have moved into barns, yards, anyplace a coyote won’t get em
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2022, 03:12:00 AM »
They have moved into barns, yards, anyplace a coyote won’t get em

 And that means that you need a “Barn Gun” to shoot them little devils. That’s why they call them Barn Guns!!!!
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2022, 02:06:19 PM »
Wayne! ::)
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