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 Post subject: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 01 Jun 2011, 17:47 
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got a question for you. If i remember right you snare groundhogs. I tried ending up with closed loops and no groundhog. I used a six inch loop one inch off the ground. The snare was right up against the hole. I was just curious how you do it. They starting to chew up the garden...lol i was hootin them in the evening but they only come out when i am at work now. Footholds are put up and didnt wanna drag them back out..lol

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2011, 11:30 
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Sounds to me like you are setting your snares the right way. Groundhogs are really smart and it may take a while before you get one. They sometimes seem to know the snare is there and they will either move or just stay in the whole. I had one once that had a series of tunnels with 5 entrance/exit holes. I put a snare over each one and it took 10 days for it to come out. A trick that has always worked for me is covering the hole with grass to block out the sunlight. They hate it when you cover or fill in their hole and will try to unblock it as quick as they can. This will also make it more difficult for them to see your snare. Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2011, 13:17 
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Thanx. Gonna cover the holes this evening. Got snares on all the holes but one. Its right across the property line. The property owner likes groundhogs. So i can only cover 3 of the 4 holes. I never had groundhogs here before.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011, 13:57 
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Good luck easttn. I hope you have sucess :D

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011, 16:31 
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thanx for the help. I got one this afternoon. Gonna be crockpot stew tomorrow...lol looks like covering the holes work thanx.

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 Post subject: Re: Whistle pig
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011, 19:43 
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Way to go easttn :--D

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