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Need help hunting groundhogs

Old 08-07-2005, 07:45 PM
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Default Need help hunting groundhogs

I need help hunting goundhogs.There is a mangement area across the street.
I don't know if this would help but it is in Alabaster,Alabama.I can
only use a .22 thanks
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:32 PM
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first i'd position myself at a good vantage point to figure out where the hog holes are at and where the hogs themselves are at. once i located where a hog is if u can only use a 22 i'd lay down in the grass about 50yds or so from the hole and just wait him out try for a good head or neck shot with a 22 otherwise they will prob crawl back in the hole on u and maybe not die. the best time to get after them is about 2hrs before sunset and wait till about 20mins b4 dark than call it a day. hogs liek 2 come out right after a rainstorm also 2 eat the wet grass and they liek fresh green grass also. good luck.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:11 AM
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I shoot lawn buffalo, aka ground hogs, all the time with my Ruger 10-22. They are practically an infestation on my uncle's farm. I try to hit the in the front half of the body somewhere and they never travel more than 10 feet before turning belly up and wetting themselves. I would just pick a spot not more than 50-60 yards away from the holes and set up a good rest and get to it. I have good buffalo hunting all day where I go, but I guess in other places they may only come out around dark. My suggestion would be to use a hollow point bullet. You only need to penetrate about 2 inches to get into the vitals and you want to do a TON of damage.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:13 AM
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Also, I don't know if you can only use a 22 as far as rifles are concerned or if you have the option of using a shotgun too. Either way, you should stick to the 22. I have shot a whole lot of ground hogs with a 12 ga shotgun, even with buckshot, and for some reason the little pigs die about 672167368745 times faster when you shoot them with the 22.
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:25 PM
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by .22 im assuming you only mean .22 long rifle, if you are aloud to use a 223 or other, id consider and NEF in one of those calibers.
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:16 AM
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What's wrong with a .17 HRM? Better results I bet.
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