Varmint Pics!!!

Discussion in 'Predator Hunting' started by MechTech, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I thought I would start off this thread with my second ground hog kill of the year. I killed the first ground hog this year with my bow on a stalk at 27 yds and was so excited I snuck up on him, I forgot to take pics. I used a expandable broadhead on him and made a big mess:D. This second one I shot with my Rem. 700 Mountain rifle in 270 Winchester. I removed the back half of him as he was heading back to his hole!
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  2. bombadillo Moderator

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    Nice shootin tex.
  3. ccahoon Administrator

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    That's nuts! We did a quick survey of the property this year and found 6 unique dens... Hopefully they share the land nicely and stay away from the garden!
  4. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    I used to shoot ground hogs on a dairy farm and got paid 50 cents for each one I removed. I use to shoot them on the East Coast when I was a boy and my grandmother would put them up with vegetables in canning jars and I could eat pint jar of stew on my day trips. I had very specific instructions on skinning the critters, and got $2.00 for the clean undamaged hide from a banjo maker. Of course that was a few years ago, like 1955 or so.

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  5. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    That's pretty cool! No waste, make use of the whole animal. I don't know if ground hog pelts are worth anything now or not. Something tells me you would have thinned out those critters for free.;) Makes for a fun afternoon.
  6. bruce Member

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    I had a deal with a local dairy farmer that I he would take any 'hogs I shot to eat. So I was very careful for head shots and very clean kills. I gave that farmer 26 'hogs one week!. And, he skinned, butchered and saved then.

    One of the best shots I have made- I shot a groundhog at 125 yds. I was using a .22-250 with Sierra 52gr BTHP Match bullets. I put the bullet through his nose and he did not fall over. When I walked up to examine the shot, he was still sitting up with the upper third of his head missing. I was impressed, to say the least!
  7. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Welcome to MossbergMVP.com Bruce! Sounds like you have slayed your share whistle pigs in the past. I have thinned them out at my farm and the only ones left are pretty smart. I used to sneak up on them with my bow and shoot them as they were feeding away. Now I swear they have eyes in the back of their head. I am waiting for the soybeans to get a little fuller and then I will put my MVP to work on them with the Hornady 45 gr Vmax.
  8. bruce Member

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    I have to wait until my surgeon clears me to shoot and do other stuff. I had my rotator cuff repaired, maybe shooting would be good physical therapy! My rifles are too heavy to pick up at this time.

    Wednesday will be my gun store run. I am having my son drive me to several stores to possibly order/buy several firearms. This is exciting. Father's day is on Sunday!
  9. wood chucker Moderator

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    :)

    They are sharp as a tack !

    Hunting them during sure does teach patience and slow stalking but then I'm preaching to the choir.
  10. #1shooter Member

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    This is a test more than anything (to see if I can upload a pic), but here's a dog that didn't make it.

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  11. bombadillo Moderator

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    Thats a good looking dog you snagged there! What did you kill it with? Grain, distance, etc.
  12. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    That's a big coyote! Gotta be 50lbs or so? Now that you know you can upload pics, we need more of that!:D
  13. #1shooter Member

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    He lost it to a 17 rem with a 30gr berger. I don't know that 60 yrds classifies as a long range shot, but I liked it.
    I don't know what he weighed. I was trying to get the guy with me to take the shot, but he didn't see him come in so I had to take him before he figured us out.
  14. wood chucker Moderator

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    Congrats and thank you #1S for doing your part to keep the numbers in check.

    Around me coyote are prolific and kill livestock and domestic pets.
  15. #1shooter Member

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    Always happy to do my part.:)
  16. mjbell New Member

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    I will hopefully have some pics soon. I have otters cleaning out my pond and trapping has not worked. Set up yesterday watching the pond with my Savage 10 chambered in 22-250 but no joy. Will get more agressive hunting starting tomorrow.
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  17. #1shooter Member

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    Good luck. That 22-250 ought turn an otter into fish food.
  18. mjbell New Member

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    The 22-250 is a tad on the heavy hitter group for sure. I have the MVP in 204 Ruger with the Nikon ProStaff 3x9 BDC, but not sighted in yet. Tomorrow I will try out the MVP hopefully. This could be fun!
  19. TheRo0sTer New Member

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    I just started hunting the Mid-MO area and got my 1st dog last Thursday evening. 120yrd shot with my AR. I really need to find a MVP Varmint so I can reach out further. ;)


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  20. #1shooter Member

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    I always like seeing dead dogs in the snow. Well done.

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