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Posted: 6/30/2015 11:34:30 AM EDT
My #1 son's ongoing battle with groundhogs attacking his foundation. Neighbors say there are at least 3 of 'em.
Two are now gone. Got this big sow(?) this morning. 220 conibear. Take that! Varmint Cong...



Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:38:26 AM EDT
I smell varmint poontang.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:43:38 AM EDT
I have to remind him from time to time that the conibear will do the same thing to his hand or wrist as it does to a groundhog's face...
He doesn't use the safety I gave him. He just relies on those little keepers on the springs.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:44:38 AM EDT

So you killed it and put it in the garbage?  

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Why, yes. Yes I did. Problem?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:46:23 AM EDT
Those are shoot on sight here...
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Why, yes. Yes I did. Problem?

some people eat em
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Do YOU want to eat that?

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Why, yes. Yes I did. Problem?
Let the birds have it?

 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:48:24 AM EDT
Put their heads on a stake as  warning to the others?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:48:45 AM EDT
Do you have a license to kill varmints from the government of the United Nations?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:49:31 AM EDT
Hey, I love animals!



Live ones and - when appropriate - dead ones.
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Well, first of all, if I did have a problem, what are you gong to do about it? Second, I've seen my Great Grandpa chase them suckers around beating them with a broom, he said they were good eatin'.

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Yup. Plus, the dali lama...
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:50:24 AM EDT
That Groundhog shouldn't go to waste. Don't you have a neighbor you dislike, and you can toss it say under their deck?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:50:46 AM EDT
I just killed three juvenile dillos with a shovel. The fourth one got away before I could get him. Then, I got stung twice by hornets while I was burying the little fuckers.

I call it a win though.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:50:50 AM EDT
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And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang. I think.
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Well, first of all, if I did have a problem, what are you gong to do about it? Second, I've seen my Great Grandpa chase them suckers around beating them with a broom, he said they were good eatin'.



I've never been hungry enough to eat a groundhog.I give the winter time harvest away. 80 degrees and humid, they're buzzard feed.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:55:33 AM EDT
What bait?
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It's a groundhog, not a rat, lol.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:57:50 AM EDT
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No bait. Body grip traps over the ingress and egress of their domain.
Catch 'em comin' and goin'...
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:58:31 AM EDT
I killed a marmot under the chicken coop last night.  I got home from two weeks out of town and 4 chickens were gone, wife doesn't know where they are or what killed them.

So now I need to go back to setting a body grip trap in the yard.  Two years ago I killed three skunks, two coons a cat and a dog with a single trap under a single hole under the chicken coop fence.  It must have been a parade under there every night.

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Most people don't.  






Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:00:52 PM EDT
I need to do that, I got them digging under my shed.
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Yup, 330 will do some damage. Always use the safety. I ordered several for my wildlife crews and everytime they set they better dang well use them. I keep mine on para cord and hang around my neck. I've dropped a few in beaver swamps.

But I was young once and didn't use them for years either.
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And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang. I think.


Why is that?  'Cause they might try to bite you if they ain't dead?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:02:58 PM EDT
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some people eat em

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I've skinned a few. The meat looks quite good. One older black guy at works wants the feet or paws  and head left on. He roasts them that way.
"Just like down in Alabama, where my family is from".
He's shown me pics. Roasted with all kinds of root veggies, sweet taters, etc,.
I just smile and say "They're all yours, Carl. Every one I get".
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LoL, the way things are going, more people will choose to eat one of those as opposed to starving, probably a lot of other things too.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:08:21 PM EDT
I would never put that into the garbage.
I'd throw it over the fence and hopefully get a coyote to come in for it.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:09:25 PM EDT
I'm stealing "Varmint-Cong" for future use.

Assuming you haven't copyrighted it yet.....
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I've skinned a few. The meat looks quite good. One older black guy at works wants the feet or paws  and head left on. He roasts them that way.

"Just like down in Alabama, where my family is from".

He's shown me pics. Roasted with all kinds of root veggies, sweet taters, etc,.

I just smile and say "They're all yours, Carl. Every one I get".

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some people eat em



  Most people don't.  




I've skinned a few. The meat looks quite good. One older black guy at works wants the feet or paws  and head left on. He roasts them that way.

"Just like down in Alabama, where my family is from".

He's shown me pics. Roasted with all kinds of root veggies, sweet taters, etc,.

I just smile and say "They're all yours, Carl. Every one I get".





 
If you already have someone who wants it, then certainly pass it on.  I have no interest in eating one, and I think you are right about trashing it on an 80 degree humid day.






Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:10:10 PM EDT
Whistle Pig for dinner?
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Um, you'd better talk to Bill Murray and the writers from Caddyshack about that topic...

You can see it on YouTube...
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I've skinned a few. The meat looks quite good. One older black guy at works wants the feet or paws  and head left on. He roasts them that way.
"Just like down in Alabama, where my family is from".
He's shown me pics. Roasted with all kinds of root veggies, sweet taters, etc,.
I just smile and say "They're all yours, Carl. Every one I get".
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Why, yes. Yes I did. Problem?

some people eat em

  Most people don't.  






I've skinned a few. The meat looks quite good. One older black guy at works wants the feet or paws  and head left on. He roasts them that way.
"Just like down in Alabama, where my family is from".
He's shown me pics. Roasted with all kinds of root veggies, sweet taters, etc,.
I just smile and say "They're all yours, Carl. Every one I get".


You leave the feet on so they will know what type of animal it actually is.  Hard to tell when it's skinned.  
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some people eat em

  Most people don't.  






LoL, the way things are going, more people will choose to eat one of those as opposed to starving, probably a lot of other things too.



They certainly can be eaten, pretty much anything can be if the need arises, I hear the young ones are ok. But with that said there's that old saw about. "great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts".......gut and skin one when you get a chance and get back to us......plus they stink to high heaven!  in a word FOUL!

RG  
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Well, first of all, if I did have a problem, what are you gong to do about it? Second, I've seen my Great Grandpa chase them suckers around beating them with a broom, he said they were good eatin'.

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Well, first of all, if I did have a problem, what are you gong to do about it? Second, I've seen my Great Grandpa chase them suckers around beating them with a broom, he said they were good eatin'.



They are good eating. My mom used to barbeque the ones I brought home.
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I just killed three juvenile dillos with a shovel. The fourth one got away before I could get him. Then, I got stung twice by hornets while I was burying the little fuckers.



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They seem to come in fours. I had 4 young ones in my backyard a few days ago. Didn't see no mamma. I stomped one into the ground and 3 got away but where later all caught in a live trap. Last year my neighbor had a family of 4 in his backyard. I also dispatched them.  

 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:20:10 PM EDT
Not many animals smell pleasant during the butchering process.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:26:10 PM EDT
The old guys at work claim the old timers down home used to use groundhog hides for just about anything that needed leather.
The hide is supposed to be tough enough to use as boot laces, supple enough for gloves. Never tried tanning any, tho'.
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You have a calling, and use their brains for the tannin

 
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Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:34:07 PM EDT
Good kill.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:34:31 PM EDT
Groundhog is good eating, but..........

They should be skinned and cleaned very soon after death.  
Remove as much excess fat as possible.
Remove the small, dark glands under each front leg, otherwise the meat will taste bad and the cooking aroma will stink up your house terribly.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:35:05 PM EDT
I found I had a beaver infestation last winter. I am  ah'feared of conibears so I stuck running just snares.

rhygin 0 - Beavers 1.
rhygin 1 - Racoons 0.

330 conibears this fall.
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This. It'll really liven up a garden party!





An mms there's MY most recent contribution to MSNBC gun-owning psychopath flavor quotes....
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The hide is supposed to be tough enough to use as boot laces, supple enough for gloves. Never tried tanning any, tho'.
You have a calling, and use their brains for the tannin  


Fly fisherman/ fly makers like them for tying flies. Properly tanned hides go for $20-50 on ebay. Super tough and supple leather yo.
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I killed a marmot under the chicken coop last night.  I got home from two weeks out of town and 4 chickens were gone, wife doesn't know where they are or what killed them.

So now I need to go back to setting a body grip trap in the yard.  Two years ago I killed three skunks, two coons a cat and a dog with a single trap under a single hole under the chicken coop fence.  It must have been a parade under there every night.
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#220 or bigger?
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If you keep your hand away, you don't think it's enough?  I have to use the tool to set the 220 but keep it on until I've put those little keepers on, then put it on the little H stand.
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