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#210351 - 04/05/21 01:10 PM A Day to remember
wvhitman
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I've gotten a reputation as a groundhog hunter. It's been a life long passion of mine. I started getting serious on 7/15/1975 when I moved to the Potomac Highlands of eastern WV. Hunting them has made me a better shot and prepared me for all my big game hunts.
I've kept exacting records of all the guns I've used and the distances of the kills.
My #1 gun are my SSK and Rem. rear grip XPs with 1714 kills. #2 .223 T/C Contender-1199 kills. #3 SSK .250 Sav. AI-1123 kills #4 FA/Ruger/Taurus .454s-855 kills #5 .44s 849 kills.
All my handguns up to .416 Taylor Encore have taken groundhogs. A very special day occurred 2 weeks ago while this site was down
https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/h325/LarryRogers2/DSC01398.JPG
It's been a long, satisfying run. I hope I can keep it going.


Edited by wvhitman (04/05/21 01:11 PM)

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#210352 - 04/05/21 03:11 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: wvhitman]
Russell
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Certainly an outstanding accomplishment!
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#210353 - 04/05/21 06:10 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: Russell]
KYODE
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Always awesome 😑
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#210357 - 04/05/21 09:24 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: KYODE]
reflex264
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It absolutely boggles the mind the records you have kept of your hunts and kills. I really wish I had done it but far too late in the game for me to even start. Awesome job!
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#210359 - 04/06/21 03:32 AM Re: A Day to remember [Re: reflex264]
gunslingerdad
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you sir are an inspiration!
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#210361 - 04/06/21 11:36 AM Re: A Day to remember [Re: gunslingerdad]
45MAN
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DOC, GLAD YOU ARE STILL COUNTING, WTG.
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#210366 - 04/06/21 09:12 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: 45MAN]
Butch Cassidy
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Congrats on keeping track and of your accomplishment.

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#210435 - 04/17/21 10:10 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: Butch Cassidy]
rugernut
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Doc,
Since the coyotes moved in 20 years ago, I rarely ever see a whistle pig anymore. Started whacking yotes instead every since. I learned to hunt big game as a little guy stalking groundhogs. Sure do miss it!

Congratulations on breaking the 1400 mark. Keep on keepín on!!

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#210445 - 04/19/21 03:16 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: rugernut]
ruger4570
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Amazing job of shooting and record keeping.

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#210448 - 04/20/21 07:26 PM Re: A Day to remember [Re: ruger4570]
jamesfromjersey
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A milestone like that is a rare thing for a handgun hunter.
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