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Old 06-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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Bean Field Whistle Pigs

Out thinning the groundhogs for soy bean farming friend this morning. Two down so far and I've located a few more for the afternoon. Shooting my Rem. 700 VSSF in 22-250. Shooting the Sierra 53 gr. HP Match bullets with a heavy load of Win. 748. Prime medicine for the pasture poodles.

I've killed hundreds of groundhogs in my 45+ years of shooting them but I had a new first this morning. When I shot the first one this morning, he dropped at the shot but then he squealed 5 or six times just like a dying rabbit. Sounded just like a jack rabbit. Then he died. It surprised me so much that I started looking for a rabbit in the shrapnel area behind the groundhog.

Anyone else ever heard one squeal?
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

Another one just bit the bullet at 385 yards. I expect that bare half-moon spot in the bean field will fill back in. This one didn't make any noise. I shot him in the squealer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

It's not very often, but I've had one or two squeal when I used a smaller rifle (17HMR). Most of them never get the option though, as it's usually the 30/06 with 130gr/hp's or the 338LM when I feel like lugging it up the hill.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:27 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

I've shot tons of rock chucks with my bow and those little buggers can scream! I honestly think they have the loudest, most abrasive sounding squeal I've ever heard in person. Keep dropping them!
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:16 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

i have a grounhog distress call on my foxpro scorpion that i use for yotes it works great here in indiana....
who would have guessed that their was such a sound available??????
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

Still whittling on them. Killed two more yesterday in the same soybean fields. Both were only 150-200 yards. The first one I had to sit and wait on for two hours in the 98 degree heat. He ducked back into his hole when I first got there so I just settled in and layed dog till he came back out.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: Bean Field Whistle Pigs

It is really amazing how destructive they are to those soybean fields.
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