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Post by hawcer on Thu May 12, 2011 2:52 pm

I got my first pest of the year Smile

These little buggers are running rampant outside the shop and creating all kinds of damage to the landscape and are good at excavating pea gravel out from under the sidewalks too. So I brought in my AR-22 as I do every year to clean house. Right now the adults are not out much since they have their nests built....but I got this one after a fresh mow.

I use Remington Sub sonics to keep the noise levels down. I used to nail them with the 17 Mach 2's....those will split ground squirrels in half. Smile

About a 60 yard take down.


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Post by hawcer on Thu May 12, 2011 4:01 pm

#2 for the day. It was out at about 75 yards....it took 2 shots to get him.




It looks as if I might have grazed this guy before...there is a patch you can just see on his back that is missing fur and has scared over. about the width of a 22 bullet.

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Post by eagle60 on Thu May 12, 2011 5:41 pm

Them be good ones now. Nice shooting!
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Post by Nicnac on Thu May 12, 2011 7:34 pm

2 down and a billion more to go. Go get them..... greenwithenvy
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Post by RichBirdHunter on Thu May 12, 2011 9:08 pm

Looks like dinner
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Post by hawcer on Thu May 12, 2011 9:38 pm

RichBirdHunter wrote:Looks like dinner

Yeah...for the worms or Vultures,lol

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Post by hawcer on Thu May 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Nicnac wrote:2 down and a billion more to go. Go get them..... greenwithenvy

I usually get about 20 per year out there...I think they reproduce faster than I can reload.

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Post by Reload3006 on Thu May 12, 2011 9:42 pm

cheers
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Post by Nicnac on Thu May 12, 2011 9:45 pm

hawcer wrote:
RichBirdHunter wrote:Looks like dinner

Yeah...for the worms or Vultures,lol

Looks like good Crow killin bait..........Aargh pirat
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Post by hawcer on Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 pm

We don't have a lot of crows around here.....shame too...I hate crows, and love to shoot them Smile

They might attract some possum or yotes though...

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Re: Spring pest control

Post by fletch_medic on Thu May 12, 2011 10:13 pm

I wish you could send one of those to me so I could taxidermy it. I highly doubt the mailman would be too happy though when the box started to stink.
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Post by hawcer on Fri May 13, 2011 9:05 am

fletch_medic wrote:I wish you could send one of those to me so I could taxidermy it. I highly doubt the mailman would be too happy though when the box started to stink.

I suppose it could be packed in dry ice....


My thoughts on crows....

1) they are loud and obnoxious and continuously have run on of the mouth.
2) they are lazy and take what they can steal or scavenge from something else.
3) They are always in packs(flocks)...never will you see a solo crow.
4) there is always one "look out" ready to warn the others.(shoot this sob first Twisted Evil )
5) they pester larger birds like eagles and hawks...courage must come in numbers with them. A crow will never pester a eagle or hawk by itself.

hmmmm.....sounds like a bunch of LA gang bangers to me. Suspect

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Post by Reload3006 on Fri May 13, 2011 10:09 am

Usually when I want to and have the means to kill a crow I am hunting something else and don't want to screw up my hunting. Crows are either extremely smart or extremely lucky. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Daywalker on Fri May 13, 2011 10:16 am

hawcer wrote:
fletch_medic wrote:I wish you could send one of those to me so I could taxidermy it. I highly doubt the mailman would be too happy though when the box started to stink.

I suppose it could be packed in dry ice....


My thoughts on crows....

1) they are loud and obnoxious and continuously have run on of the mouth.
2) they are lazy and take what they can steal or scavenge from something else.
3) They are always in packs(flocks)...never will you see a solo crow.
4) there is always one "look out" ready to warn the others.(shoot this sob first Twisted Evil )
5) they pester larger birds like eagles and hawks...courage must come in numbers with them. A crow will never pester a eagle or hawk by itself.

hmmmm.....sounds like a bunch of LA gang bangers to me. Suspect

Wow, you almost described someone from our past that we know with that post huh? Wink

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Post by sdsviper on Fri May 13, 2011 10:55 am

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Post by RemMan700 on Fri May 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Daywalker wrote:
hawcer wrote:
fletch_medic wrote:I wish you could send one of those to me so I could taxidermy it. I highly doubt the mailman would be too happy though when the box started to stink.

I suppose it could be packed in dry ice....


My thoughts on crows....

1) they are loud and obnoxious and continuously have run on of the mouth.
2) they are lazy and take what they can steal or scavenge from something else.
3) They are always in packs(flocks)...never will you see a solo crow.
4) there is always one "look out" ready to warn the others.(shoot this sob first Twisted Evil )
5) they pester larger birds like eagles and hawks...courage must come in numbers with them. A crow will never pester a eagle or hawk by itself.

hmmmm.....sounds like a bunch of LA gang bangers to me. Suspect

Wow, you almost described someone from our past that we know with that post huh? Wink

Yeah he was a real bird brain. chicken
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Re: Spring pest control

Post by Daywalker on Fri May 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Now I would not go that far. I have even seen birds learn to talk!!!!

Ok sorry Hawcer, back to you....lol

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Re: Spring pest control

Post by hawcer on Fri May 13, 2011 3:17 pm

Hey, pest control is pest control....it doesn't matter how many legs they walk on.

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