Ground hogs in se mi

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by 82bluestang, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. 82bluestang

    82bluestang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    I live in south east mi and was wondering if anyone has any advice or a good place for me to start with ground hogs this spring.
     
  2. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    I'd share but I'm gonna keep my spot to myself.:D I believe just about any remote spot on the Raisin (in non populated areas) will be just fine, or a local drain.

    There as as thick as prarie dogs around here..... Little more hard to get though....
     

  3. weshootalot

    weshootalot Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Get a window mount for your spotting scope and drive the back roads. If you see one, talk to the farmer and promise not to leave them in the field. (throw them in the ditch or a place of the farmers pick) You'll find farmers hate fixing equipment trashed by a chuck hole and few say no.
     
  4. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    604
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Yep just as weshootalot said,
    I was going to say just go around to local farmers and I'm sure they will have no problem taking a few off their land as they are a nuisance. I used to go around on back roads and pop a few but it is getting risky to do it that way.
     
  5. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    We have a opossum problem here. They keep getting in the barn and destroying straw thats to be sold. (I farm by the way...) (eradicate my own hogs....:)).

    Those things die hard but I've taken to popping them (in the straw) with my Bond Derringer with a 410 shotshell of No.8 at close range (6-8 feet). Only takes one and no mess plus aim isn't critical, just point that way and squeeze....:D

    They go on the compost pile with the hogs and the cattle that don't make it.....
     
  6. jcooper1389

    jcooper1389 Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    im going on my first groundhog hunt tomorrow on my fiance's farm...hope u had some luck!!
     
  7. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    363
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Possums will shit n piss in your horse feed and it'll kill em if they eat it....kill them damnd things too...