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Old 05-26-2009, 04:09 PM
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woodchucks(groundhogs) were should i look for them i want to hunt them but the only place i see them is in peoples yards anyone have any idea on what they might be feeding on? and were else i can find them?
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:52 AM
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Farmer's fields are usually a good spot.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:56 AM
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:26 PM
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Bean fields are really good places. Especially when the beans are 2-6 inchs.Hope this helps.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:48 AM
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ive been looking around but havent seen one for over a week
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:18 PM
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Up to four so far.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:23 PM
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do they eat soy beans?
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:30 PM
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Well I have never hunted woodchucks before, but I am going to give it a try tomorrow. I bought this Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine last summer and haven't found a legitimate use for it other than shooting empty cans. I figured woodchucks would be a good use for it.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:11 AM
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for me i find them in hay fields and open pastures more than anywhere else...

holes can be right in the middle of the hay field, but you'll likely find more of their holes on the edges of fields in the tree lines and hedgerows...

evening is usually best time to find them out exspecially if its hot and/or sunny...

also right after a rain ends..

theres 2 main styles of hunting...sitting over known areas and waiting for them to come out or walking the field edges...

their eye sight is rather good and they will bust you moving or shiny object even at a good distance...but some seem dumber than a box of rocks...i cant count how many i walked up on and they just sit there looking all fat dumb n happy...

ive also found if you put serious pressure on them consistently, they will start coming out when your not around...so i like to switch up fields...

good luck!! if you get into the sitting and waiting and longer distance shooting, it can get addicting QUICK....just something about laying in the grass behind the rifle waiting and waiting for that perfect shot and sending a bullet across the valley...
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I'm surprised no one else mentioned it, but Iv'e had real good luck along the railroad tracks. They burrow into the sides of the built up areas under the tracks and feed on the bean fields. They have a habit of coming up onto the tracks to look around and generally sit up and make a great target. You find some burrows, sit down on the rail and wait. I'm hunting two big burrows in the middle of a bean field right now. With no cover out in a field and prefering the sit and wait method, I'm thinking I might try the prone position, close in, with a handgun. Good luck--------John
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