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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2010, 20:57 
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Well I am still around and still doing ADC work though it is slow. Steady but slow which is OK with me as I am only doing this part time in adition to my full time job. I have been asked to do a woodchuck job at a duplex development. They have a large field , mostly leach field, that has almost 30 woodcuck holes. I spotted two of the critters when I checked out the job. I normally will trap chucks but this may get too labor intensive on this job. Has anyone used those smoke bombs for gophers & chucks? I know I can legally use them and will waite for a wet day just to be safe ( think brush fire ): I am just curious if anyone uses them and how the results have been. It seems to that , if everything goes right, I could have this job done in a couple hours. Simply light the fuse, place in hole, cover/ fill in hole and move on to the next one. Any thoughts , coments or advice is always welcomed. Thanks , nh

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PostPosted: 10 Jul 2010, 23:00 
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The only thoughts I have on your situation is that I wish I could be there to see what pops out of the holes you don't cover!!! :shock: :--o :lol:

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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2010, 01:00 
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Have you fellas ever sean that old movie "Caddy Shack" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I can see it now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2010, 07:48 
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fuzz269 wrote:
Have you fellas ever sean that old movie "Caddy Shack" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I can see it now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Yepper fuzz, that was on my mind as I read nh's thread. :lol:

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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2010, 11:21 
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I liked that movie! I think I will stay away from the C4 & home made M80s though.These things are nothing more than sulphur and charcoal. I think this will be more like that arcade game where the gopher pops his head out and you are supposed to bop him on the head. I am sure the dog would love to go along on this one to chase down any attempted escapees but that may not go over too well with the duplex residents. I am hoping with one or two helpers this will not take much time at all. I have used these " bombs" ( Giant Destroyer) to smoke out fox dens but never really used them on woodchucks though. You do have to be careful because they burn hot with a 3" flame. NH

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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2010, 12:01 
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NH, you got any contacts on the railroad or police depts? Some folks call them "flares", but those of us who worked for the railroad called them fusees. Get you a mess of those 10 minute ones and you can put a lot of sulphur fumes and smoke in those holes.

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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2010, 22:54 
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good luck nh if your talking about the sulfer bombs you will have better luck and much mor enjoyment if you lit it and through it in a occupied out house traps and a pellet gun best option shotgun or .22 if you can

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PostPosted: 23 Jul 2010, 09:26 
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No connections to speak of but the hardware store carries these Giant Destroyer gopher / woodchuck bombs. I guess I will see soon enough if they work or not. . Now that my vacation is over I will do this job early next week. Cant do any shooting as I really do not want anyone to see me dispatch an animal ( I am sure someone will be looking out the windows).

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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2010, 06:04 
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Well, I bought a bunch of the "Giant Destroyer" woodcuck smoke bombs and hit the field. It went much faster than I thought it would. I lit the fuse and tossed the bomb down the hole. Then I filled the hole in so no smoke came out.Took about an hour to do 21 holes at a modest pace. Man , did that put the hurt on the chuck population! When I first inspected the job there were chucks running all over the place. I haven't seen one in the field since! There are still a few that have holes in the woods next to the field and a few that had holes under the condos. I am live trapping those at this time. Already caught one chuck and one skunk. Now I can not say for sure how many of those holes where active but after two days I checked and not one was dug out. I would have to recomend this product as it seems to actually work. Only problem is you can not charge them for animal removal but I did charge them $10 per hole.

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