Re: First "chuck" of my season died today
The beans coming up now are the early beans of course, the farmers will be getting the rye (I think) off the fields and planting back beans there too. Groundhogs are, as you know, devastating in a bean field but easy to spot once entrenched, looks like a helo landing pad where they've taken up residence.
They are remarkably tough for a small critter. Buddy of mine got hooked on shooting them after he witnessed one rolling down a slope after being shot... The guy is a guide in Alaska and said it looked like a tiny grizzly had been shot, he is now hooked on groundhogs.
I haven't, as I recall, ever seen them eat a corn stalk/plant but I have seen them pull ears down and eat.