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Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

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Unread 05-18-2011, 08:41 PM
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Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

OK, right out front, I'll admit this is a dumb topic.

That being said, I got into a discussion (aka argument) about whether Ground Hog or Wood Chuck was the most common name for that critter that we spend our time, devotion, and thousands and thousands of dollars trying to kill.


It seems that up north (here in the middle of Connecticut) Wood Chuck is more common by a bunch.

My friends down in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, seem to prefer Ground Hog.

So I'm guessing the Mason Dixon line of this issue is somewhere around Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

What do you call them and where do you live... and any other thoughts on this fascinating topic.

Meow ;)
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    Unread 05-18-2011, 08:57 PM
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    Whistle Pigs are all over here in WI.
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    Unread 05-18-2011, 09:09 PM
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    Well here in Idaho
    we have whistle pigs which are small ground squirls
    and the we have rock chucks which are really yellow bellied marmots
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    Another vote for RockChuck. Closest thing I've hunted that would resemble the groundhog or wood chuck.

    Our groundhogs in Eastern Wyoming are called prarie dogs (AKA Sage Rat) LoL!
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    Unread 05-19-2011, 02:11 AM
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    I'm in Ohio, and call them ground hogs.
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    Unread 05-19-2011, 02:35 AM
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    IN GEORGIA We callem Groundhogs
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    Unread 05-19-2011, 09:47 AM
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    Re: Wood Chucks or Ground Hogs???

    Well it's a toss up really. I prefer to call em woodchucks, but alot of folks know them as ground hogs. And many call em woodchucks. I just like shooting them
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