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Thread: Groundhog In The Trees

  1. #21
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    NW Ohio
    As for cooking them
    I normally for young of the year I cut them up and fry them
    The size she shot a cut them up and soak for 24 or so hours and then slow cook them

    As for this one
    We were 3/4 mile from the truck
    So the coyotes got a treat

    Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    And I carry a LOADED Hell Cat

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    Boolit Grand Master GhostHawk's Avatar
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    Funny I heard it as "Mongrelated Monkey Meat"

    Its an oldy for sure.
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    Get back to thinking like our forefathers thought.

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    Yes, shot at one 40 years old with it sitting on a Mulberry limb. I misjudged the distance with Grandpa's ol 222 and grazed the bottom of said branch. That g-hog lived for another day.

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    Can't count how many chucks I killed off fenceposts and large rocks both; they climb well.

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    I've only tried to eat one. It was head shot with a 30-30 so the body wasn't messed up. Normally I'm shooting them with 22 CHeetah, 220 Swift or 22-250 so what's left isn't that appealing for a meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnch View Post
    This afternoon we took a walk to see if there were any groundhogs eating the beans
    A little windy , but we were bored
    As we passed a Mulberry tree we heard something in the tree
    So I walked on one side
    She walked around to the other side of the tree

    As I was looking I saw her raise her Ruger MK2 and fire
    A few seconds later a mid sized male groundhog fell out of the tree

    Not sure if it was eating the mulberry's or the leaves
    But 40 grains of lead to the head took care of him for good

    Ruger MK2 5 1/2" bull barrel
    Millet 30 mm red dot
    CCI 40 gr HP 22 ammo

    Range 10 feet

    I guess we need to look UP for Groundhogs sometimes LOL

    I've killed a many of them out of the apple trees at my barn in Minor Hill Tennessee. Like you I've not done an autopsy to find out what they are eating but I have concluded they can climb as good as a cat.
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    Woodchucks are a member of the squirrel family they will eat the mulberries if they can get out to them.

    We would smoke all day or barbecue on rotisserie, Make sure to get all the glands out.
    The leaves may also be edible raw, but sure some can be cooked and eaten by people. The leaves do contain a milky sap that may not be good for you raw. Young leaves are best and some trees are better than others. So maybe a woodchuck can eat the leaves. They are squirrels and so may eat just about anything that comes from a plant.

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    Boolit Master redhawk0's Avatar
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    Rodents climb trees...Rats, Squirrels...and Groundhogs. Personally, I'd rather find them in a tree...when you shoot them they generally die before they can get to their hole...so you can retrieve them.

    Young groundhogs...they are pretty tasty...the older ones....hmmmmm...they are greasy and a whole lot tougher to chew....even after a good salt water soak and a few whacks with a tenderizing mallet they just aren't the same as the young ones.


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    First on I killed was in a dogwood tree. I saw one go straight up a tree about 10 in. in diameter. Of course he had plenty of incentive, dog was close behind.

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    Boolit Master elmacgyver0's Avatar
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    P-Trap of the Big Muddy, on the unoccupied side.
    "Groundhog In The Trees"
    Sung to the tune of "Riders in the Sky".

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    Drove up to a work on a house and a Jack Russel had one treed in a peach tree.

    My shooting berm has a female groundhog that's provided me with plenty of targets. The neighbors berm is 600 yards away that has a male. Mister Groundhog goes to visit Miss Groundhog in the spring when the beans are just up. He stays for a few days so when I'd get home I'd glass for him from the field gate 200 yards away. I saw him and he cut into the tree line. He got to a sweet gum tree with a double trunk and climbed up between the 2. He straightened his legs on one with his back against the other, turned his head 90 degrees and looked directly at me. Didn't have the gun with me and I never saw him again. He was 3-3.5' up.

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    Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
    Mutilated monkey meat,
    Little dirty birdy feet
    and I forgot my spoon.

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