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Offline Longknife

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2022, 03:25:50 PM »
I hunted and shot many whistle pigs when I ran a truck farm twenty years ago. I shot them with about everything imaginable. Flintlocks, percussion and suppositories. The farm was out of town and every time I went there, I would park at the gate, arm up and walk (stalk) in. Funny thing about those buggers, if they saw you, they would run straight to their hole and dive in.  All you had to do is go to the other side of their hole and wait, when they poked their head back out they would look in the direction where they last saw you and you just pop 'em in the back of the head!,,,LK
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2022, 04:58:21 PM »
I shot hundreds of them for the farmers back in SouthWestern Ontario back in the 60's. I had no ML'S then.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2022, 04:10:05 AM »
Has anyone here ate the ground hogs that they shot?? I eat mine  the young ones I like to BBQ on a open fire and the older ones I debone the meat and make  stews with them ..either way I love how they  taste.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2022, 03:20:46 PM »
I did a lot of groundhog hunting when we lived in NC and we always ate what we harvested.  The MO in our little group was head shots only and no close shots.  Waste not - want not.
Tasty little beggars no matter how they are prepared.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2022, 02:55:34 PM »
When I was a kid, my Great Aunt canned them.

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2022, 03:14:12 PM »
Has anyone here ate the ground hogs that they shot?? I eat mine  the young ones I like to BBQ on a open fire and the older ones I debone the meat and make  stews with them ..either way I love how they  taste.

Yep. I got two young ones that were trying to destroy my garden one spring. I began skinning them and my wife said "You are Not going to cook those in MY kitchen" I took them to a Rendezvous that weekend and had Whistle pig stew!!! LK
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2022, 04:41:35 PM »
A guy might get some good patch lube if he rendered the fat down. I was going to dispatch one once with my 36 flinter but the owner of the property came out with his 12 ga. pump and said he would do it. He got the critter but he also got the hose on his gas pump, about 7 times.  ;D

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2022, 04:03:04 AM »
I grew up eating them; till I got old enough to realize how good a hunk of choice beef was…. Now i let the buzzards have em…

Y’all have got me on a rant! 😂
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2022, 08:03:55 AM »
Groundhog can be a little fatty...diet coke is the recommended marinade ;D

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2022, 07:29:11 PM »
I killed 13 groundhogs that were in my barn last year.  There is a railroad track behind my house and they love digging holes under the tracks.  This year I have shot two so far.  On going battle every year.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2022, 09:09:14 PM »
I can recall eating two.  Daryl shot them both and we ate one while out in the field, and the other, our dad bbq'd.  I still have a dried skin down in the rec-room and the pelt is decent.
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2022, 06:37:46 PM »
My Grandfathers favorite meal. I provided the young groundhogs!

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2022, 04:13:03 AM »
Put 2 more in the freezer this weekend..both shot around  35 to 40 yards offhand...with a 50 cal with 50 grains  of goex 2ff



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Offline Daniel Coats

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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2022, 04:52:06 AM »
both shot around  35 to 40 years offhand...

Back to the future!  ;D

Just kidding nice shooting!!
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Re: Anyone groundhog hunt with their flintlocks?
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2022, 04:58:15 AM »
both shot around  35 to 40 years offhand...

Back to the future!  ;D

Just kidding nice shooting!!
  lol..that's definitely  in the future...