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M.O.A

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Gophers
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:31:07 PM »
Has anyone been seeing any gophers out down south yet ?
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Paul

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 11:45:56 PM »
Yeah and if anyone knows anyone in the Red Deer area that me and MOA can go kill some gophers let me know please.

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 11:52:42 PM »
Lots in the South west for a few weeks now. The ammo is a lot bigger concern than a shortage of grass rats.

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 12:03:57 AM »
I have a good stockpile of .22 and .22 mag itching to get out for some action too long of a winter.

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 07:57:40 PM »
They're are definitely plenty around nanton that are up and attem, took my friends boy out 2 weeks ago and he shot his first gopher, he was pretty stoked. Wish it didnt make it back down the hole so we could have got some pics.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 08:13:19 PM »
I have never ever been on a gopher hunt,most likely cause we don't have many of them in Hinton..lol

But one of these years.... ;)

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 09:55:28 PM »
I have never ever been on a gopher hunt,most likely cause we don't have many of them in Hinton..lol

But one of these years.... ;)
You don't have any Columbia ground squirrels there Sonny? Some around here call them "big reds"

JIMMY 808

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 11:54:48 PM »
They're are definitely plenty around nanton that are up and attem, took my friends boy out 2 weeks ago and he shot his first gopher, he was pretty stoked. Wish it didnt make it back down the hole so we could have got some pics.

   See if you can line up a few shoots for us we have a friend that needs a lesson and big Jim wants to go.  The season is not that long mid-June itís about over.     

Sonny

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 11:59:04 PM »
You don't have any Columbia ground squirrels there Sonny? Some around here call them "big reds"

I;ve been in the high country and seen some marmets(s/p)...but no gophers.. ;D

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 12:02:50 AM »
I;ve been in the high country and seen some marmets(s/p)...but no gophers.. ;D

I donít think you can shoot either Columbia  or marmets unless on privet land?

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 12:09:43 AM »
I donít think you can shoot either Columbia  or marmets unless on privet land?

Exactly....and I have no intention to....but prairie gophers?

hehe....that's something I might have to look into.. ;D

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Re: Gophers
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 01:57:35 AM »
Columbian ground squirrels are fare game on crown land. I heard they were tastey I may have to cook one up this spring 


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Re: Gophers
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 08:44:34 AM »
Marmots or rock rabbits(pikas) I have never shot.  I think they are mistaken regularly for Marmots.  Big Reds are like the Royal Elk of the ground squirrels! Way more energy and they don't stand around forever sunning themselves. Lots of them through out the S.W. You wont get as many because they are a lot more challenging. I think they are a lot smarter. Shoot and miss and they will head for parts unknown! lol