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    Groundhog In The Trees

    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
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    Range 10 feet

    I guess we need to look UP for Groundhogs sometimes LOL

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    So how do you cook them? Crockpot with potatoes, carrots, and onion?

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    I thought i shot the biggest squirrel ever till it fell in front of my 12 year old butt Never seen it again.

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    Wow, saw many here in Central NYS but never in a tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry54 View Post
    So how do you cook them? Crockpot with potatoes, carrots, and onion?
    Soak in salt water over night then bar b que it.

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    Young hogs are very good, taste much like beef.
    My mother grew up in Punxsutawney. She said many of Phil's "relatives" got eaten during the depression.
    I've shot several out of trees, they never were very high up in the tree, though. And, if I remember right, they were apple trees.

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    I've shot them out of trees a couple of times. They are good climbersClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	327376 This one I spotted while walking the dog. We have two mulberry trees, deer, turkeys and woodchucks like to eat them

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    My neighbor got a picture of one up in my wild plum trees. SChe called the zoo and a couple of other places. She was convinced it was some kind of rare squirrel. Wanted it "Rescued"

    Course this is the same gal that was utterly convinced that hummingbirds migrated on the backs of Canadian Geese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
    My neighbor got a picture of one up in my wild plum trees. SChe called the zoo and a couple of other places. She was convinced it was some kind of rare squirrel. Wanted it "Rescued"

    Course this is the same gal that was utterly convinced that hummingbirds migrated on the backs of Canadian Geese.


    Cartoons should not be confused with educational films. LOL

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    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.
    Last edited by country gent; 06-10-2024 at 04:18 PM.

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    Hold Meyerbeer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
    Course this is the same gal that was utterly convinced that hummingbirds migrated on the backs of Canadian Geese.
    That is so cool I want to believe it.

    Go dress a groundhog. Then you'll understand where this song came from:


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    I saw one sitting in a tree that was leaning about 45 degrees from a storm one time. Also had one that would climb a 8" creosote fence post on the edge of one of our hay fields so much so that the post was covered with dirt. Don't know if it was using the 5 strands of barbed wire as step or not to get up there. Have never seen one climb a straight up standing tree that I can recall.

    They are sure making a comeback around my place to the point that some of my 22 centerfires may have to come out of the safe for some action soon!

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    One of my favorite pass times when I was young was hunting groundhogs with my .22 repeater. Had to walk almost a mile through the woods to get to the fields where they had burrows.
    Don Verna


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    If I hadn't seen this here on CB, I wouldn't have believed it. In all my years of getting 'chucks, never in a tree. Maybe up this way they are too lazy. Dunno'

    As it is they do make good eating. Tend towards the thigh, better then chicken!

    45_Colt

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    My dog treed one in my backyard.
    Made a believer out of me.

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    I thought it was, "Mentholated Monke Meat".

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    First one I ever shot, or saw for that matter, was in an elm tree over my Grandpa's porch.

    Worst part about the whole thing was I had to get up on the porch roof to rinse the blood off, so it wouldn't get into the cistern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim22 View Post
    I thought it was, "Mentholated Monke Meat".

    Jim
    And “French fried eyeballs sitting in a pool of blood- whoops I forgot my spoon!”
    Or something like that- it’s been fifty plus years since I’ve heard it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim22 View Post
    I thought it was, "Mentholated Monke Meat".

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    You've been smoking Kools too long.

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