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February 13, 2013
Woodchuck Hunting: Three Tips to Take More Groundhogs - 3
Before the grass grows up and hides them, groundhogs are vulnerable now on the edges of sun-struck fields. Bust out a flat-shooting rifle and help landowners who complain that these rodents perforate their pastures.
Hunt the Habitat
Search for groundhogs in apple orchards, where they climb trees to steal apples and to avoid predators. Look along the edges of fields of corn, soybeans, and wheat.
How do you know if the den is occupied? If you see flies and gnats swarming around its opening, it’s in use. Keep it in view and wait for the occupant to emerge.
The Strategic Shot
Because you’ll face shots in excess of 200 yards, always use a rangefinder and shooting sticks. When possible, use a fully adjustable bipod, since the adjusted legs can help you when shooting on sloped terrain. Bipods with legs 20 inches or longer can also help you position your rifle above tall grasses in hayfields.
Rediscover the fun of woodchucks. Their greatest gift is the time they give us in the field, on lazy spring afternoons, between the end of deer season and the beginning of turkey season.
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