In 1999, I attended a four week truck driving school in Ashville, NC. A few of my fellow students and I drove about 10 miles out in the country and found a farm that had a lot of groundhogs on it. On the weekend we would go there and shoot groundhogs from a picnic table in a manís yard (McElreath), that lived on top of a small mountain overlooking a valley. We shot several from distances of 300 and 500 yards with my Remington 700VS .308. We took them back to the school and cooked them and ate them.