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#179967 - 04/02/17 07:21 PM Second Day Out
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Went for another Rock Chuck hunt yesterday (April Fool's Day) and there were a lot more chucks out but still quite a bit of snow covering several of the lower lava reefs. The hard part about hunting the low reefs is that approaching them undetected is next to impossible. For me, I'm much like a SEAL, not a Navy SEAL but an Elephant SEAL, which means even when I crawl my head is 15" off the ground & they can spot me! Some of these old silver backs have played this game before & when they hear my 4 wheeler approaching from a distance they are gone. Some of these reefs run for miles so you need a 4 wheeler to get around, also some of them are several feet above ground & some of them are several feet below ground, actually craters. If you spread out your hand in front of you your fingers would be the lava reefs & the spaces in between would be either hay fields, grain fields or barley. If it's hay or barley you are in Rock Chuck heaven, grain not so much.
Yesterday I got 8 shots & got 7 chucks, the distances were anywhere from 88 yds. out to 266 yds. & I had to shoot 4 of them left handed. This country is open & they can see me just as good or better than I can see them, any movement & it's over. I'm hiding behind my 4 wheeler shooting off sandbags on the rear seat.


Just to the left of the muzzle of my Custom Shop 223 is an old silver back chuck with just his nose sticking around a lava rock, me & him have been watching each other for 20 minutes & he finally makes a mistake. I really like this new 3X12 Burris but wish they had extended the lower cross hairs more so that us with aging eyes could see them better, for me they fade into the fur & it's almost impossible to see them. You can see my table top that I use for shooting off of, works great. Yes that's snow you are looking at!



Dick

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#179969 - 04/02/17 09:11 PM Re: Second Day Out [Re: sixshot]
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Looks like you're having fun with that XP -- the chucks, not so much.

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#179972 - 04/02/17 10:31 PM Re: Second Day Out [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Now that's the way to spend the day! Great shooting.

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#179992 - 04/03/17 12:59 PM Re: Second Day Out [Re: abner]
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I'm envious of the opportunity you guys who live in hog country and prairie dog country have.
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#179999 - 04/03/17 02:40 PM Re: Second Day Out [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Damm..... Dick..what a great day you had.................
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#180006 - 04/03/17 06:38 PM Re: Second Day Out [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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7 a day in WV is just dreams now. Got lucky Saturday and took 5 in overcast, windy weather.
Think UPS would ship a few hundred of them to WV?
There's nothing like hunting my groundhogs. Your rockchucks gotta be as much fun, too.

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#180019 - 04/04/17 12:59 AM Re: Second Day Out [Re: wvhitman]
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Larry, if you were here for a few days with a couple of your bigger guns I think you would average 25 a day & in my area the distances are unlimited. I don't have any of the really long range guns anymore, all gone, down to this one 223.
I still think your "hogs" are bigger because I think they eat better for the most part, maybe not in some places but overall I'd say the eastern "hog" is a bit bigger.
A good 260 or 6.5/284 would feel real good again.

Dick

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#180024 - 04/04/17 09:04 AM Re: Second Day Out [Re: sixshot]
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Sorry, I'm wiping the drool off my mouth. That's like the good ol' days in WV. My best was 36 in one day.

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#180025 - 04/04/17 09:13 AM Re: Second Day Out [Re: wvhitman]
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plenty of places to dog here....just finally found a place with rock chucks....miss the ground hogs so the rock chucks will have to take their place
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#180031 - 04/04/17 11:00 AM Re: Second Day Out [Re: Hoggin]
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Good work my friend!
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