Re: What have you used to kill chucks?
I don't think that I'm as talented as some of you. I don't ever remember using a golf club, rocks, or a stick. But growing up in Central Oregon farmers wanted you to come out and take care of the Rock Chuck problem.
The most creative idea was I saw people actually feeding them at view parks at hydro-electric dams. Sure enough these were so tame that they would come right up to you for food. Well in the fall when they would close some of these state parks we would chum them in with food and my Dad had a Hi-Standard 22 target pistol with a many shot clip. I think that it held 12 or more rounds.
We would make bets on who could get the most. Aproach them and sit down with food. Wait and get as many of them in close as you could and then do the quick draw and see how many you could get before they ran away.
This kind of fun also led to getting attacked by a great big male. I had just handed it something to eat and it was standing up 3-4 feet away. I pulled the gun out real slow and shot it in the belly right across my lap. It let out a squeal from getting gut shot and was pissed. They are fast, it lunged at me, I was madly shooting while trying to kick it away. I had to nearly empty the gun before it expired.
After that I never gut shot big ones from that range again with just a 22. The 6 shot semi auto 12 gauge always shut them down
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.