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2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
edited 7:03AM in EggHead Forum

What I have here is a ground hog with 9 lives. It lives under my neighbors out building and sneaks out to steal my apples from under my apple tree. If it hears the least sound it is off and running for shelter. It's kinda cute but they burrow under ground and dig up rocks and mess your yard up. Maybe I should name it but I don't know the sex. :S Perhaps a generic name like Toto or Fefe :whistle: :lol:


Do I leave the apple in his mouth?



  • Roll TideRoll Tide Posts: 505
    LOL. I would say you would want to boil it to remove as much natural flavor as possible. Then slow roast with apple in mouth and slathered in sauce.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    but you will need some Squirrel and Rabbit too..
  • highpresshighpress Posts: 694
    This is what i do with them....

    We routinely kill ground hogs from a local farm. They kill crops, cause live stock to break their legs from walking in their holes, equipment can hit a sink hole and get stuck, basically cause major problems. All are taken with head shots, they are killed instantly, average range 250yards. Longest about 400yards. Costom 22-250 w/handloaded ammo. 6-24 scope...

    I've even killed them in my back yard, and i live in suburbs. They burrowed under my shed. If you have any pets, cats, dogs, etc, and they go down one of their holes a groundhog will mess them up bad. They've got claws like you wouldn't beleive...
  • vohsmkvohsmk Posts: 40
    Aw! Ain't it cute :woohoo: I think I can donate some rabbits, deer and moles for flavoring :evil:
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    I have plenty of recipes for ground hog. In fact, I grind my own. Heheheee.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    :woohoo: lead poisoning! :laugh:

    the hunting season is approaching B)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Boil him for half a day, roast with apple in mouth, throw out the groundhog and eat the apple :laugh:

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • DreggsDreggs Posts: 147
    Don't forget the DP Woody Woodchuck rub
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Great shot, HP. I've been wanting a good varmint rifle, and this just makes me want one all the more.
  • I dunno: a creature feedin' on apples might taste pretty good. I'd probably grind (him/her) up and make dirty rice or jambalaya. Or, go for the typical cajun response to overly gamy or tough meat: sauce piquante. It's a slow-cooked, spicy tomato & green pepper sauce, rather thick. The acidity of the tomatoes tenderizes & mellows various meats. Typical sauce piquantes are made with alligator, turtle, rabbit, and squirrel. Here's my shrimp sauce piquante recipe, though obviously you don't cook shrimp for a long time like game:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I have a .17HMR with a 4-6x50 scope that would plug him nicely from quite a long distance. Just say the word.

    I have ghosts of several small animals willing to testify that the weapon offers a quick and painless dispatch.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Hey - are we still looking at January for blowing stuff up?
  • Loco LoboLoco Lobo Posts: 114
    Keeping with the cooking theme.

    Name him "road pizza" or "road-za"
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I blocked off the 5th-10th of Jan. for the target weekend.
  • pcipci Posts: 249
    Submitted by: TrophyHunter

    1 Groundhog
    Cold water
    Sweet potatoes or white potatoes

    The animal should be dressed as soon as possible and well soaked for several hours in cold, salty water. All excess fat may be trimmed off after the meat is cold. Parboil to remove and remaining fat and drain well. Place in a moderate oven and pack sweet potatoes or even white
    potatoes all around. Salt and pepper the meat and bake unti brown. Be sure the potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Serve with cornbread and use the heavy gravy that forms during baking.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi highpress, nice shooting! I need to find a farmer in need of similar help down here. It would be a great way to get some shooting in with out having to go to the range. Here are a few of my toys.

    Remington XP-100 .223 Burris 2-7X

    Cooper Varmint Extreme .223 Sightron SIIB 6-24X

    Ruger MKIII Hunter .22 Leupold 2.5-8X for fun.

    When all else fails . . . Colt Python Hunter .357 2X Colt/Leupold

    or Smith & Wesson Model 29 10" .44 Mag ;)


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Wow Blair! Remind me never to back talk you! :woohoo:
  • That second one looks like it could be remote controlled. A little tech and over the web, or when your guru says its about cleaning time from being up to temperature. :whistle:

  • highpresshighpress Posts: 694
    Nice pics gator bait! I've got the exact same front rest, Rock BR. Love to have a cooper, can't afford one right now. Cooper or CZ makes excellent varmint rifles as well. highly accurate out of box. Those are all fine looking weapons, very nice. I've got a few myself, allthough don't have any pics. Here's a couple that i do have offhand




    I do my own reloading, i own a single stage and progressive for handguns, allthough it's a hornady LNL and will handle rifle. My collection includes an AK-47, AR-15, Shotgun, misc. handguns and a pair of 1911's, Both Springfield Armory.
  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    Gun Porn. LOVE IT!
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Hey B, I didn't know you shot BR. Nice lookin Cooper.
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    MAC wrote:
    Gun Porn. LOVE IT!

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    I have eaten rabbit and squirl, so cannot think of a reason in the world a groundhog wouldn't be good.
  • THATHA Posts: 192
    probably be a step below nutera
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hey BT, I haven't done any shooting in a long time. It's difficult to find a good place to shoot with out investing a weeks worth of gas in it to boot. One of these days I'm going to have to start going up to Punta Gorda to Cecil Webb, about 40 miles each way. One of the reasons I'm into the .22LR is because it is affordable.

    The Cooper is a work of art. I have three Coopers, the other two are a Custom Classic in .22 Mag and a Western Classic in .22LR. They are all gorgeous. I have other toys that need to be played with on the bench rest range as well.

    A pair of Suhl's .22LR, a 150-1 and a 150


    And a beautiful Winchester 52D .22LR I need to take some better pictures of.



    I have a couple Weaver 36X target scopes to be mounted. Can't decide where to put them. Maybe one on a Suhl and one on the 52D, can always swap them but would rather not. Someday will have to spring for another scope.

    This should be OT at least or maybe a Woosday post. :whistle:


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Guilty as charged MAC! :blush:

    Ya, I love it too. :lol:


  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    LC and I shoot F-Class Mid and Long Range High Power.
    Ranked High Master. 6mm and 7mm BAT 3 lug Action, Broughton 5c barrels, jewel trig, 12x42x50 Nightforce scope. Lots of fun. If you go to look for bullseye bubba page. Got Pics of a few shoots.
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hahahaha, I can't afford to play with the big boys and girls. I've seen the photos on your site and it looks like great fun. Your lucky LC enjoys it also, you obviously married well. :lol:

    It's amazing how obsessed we can get with putting a little piece of lead EXACTLY where we want it. I have a brother that does the same but with pellets. He does great and avoids some of the Massachusetts gun laws.


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I'm glad I started this post. It was humorous and turned out to be very interesting. About three months ago while I was paying my taxes Harley my tax man sold me this S&W 40 cal. Model 410 and all the clips and holster and 100 rounds for $500. Nice tax man hey. ;)

    At first I thought I paid to much but I like shooting it so, that's good enough for me.



    Last Sunday's cook out in our neighbor's back yard not more than 30 feet from us. Sorry about the pic and he ran off after I took it. Looks like about 6 inch spike buck.

  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    they are tasty when cooked properly.... makes a nice rich dark gravy.... rr
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