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Little bit different ? for game camera
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I'm looking for low price, half way decent game cameras.

I actually want to set them up by my out building to watch the holes that a groundhog (I suspect) has dug to live underneath the building. That way I can determine the best time to be ready with my hardware to take care of him/them.

Other than that, what might be a good product to put in the holes and then fill them in that might deter it from making its home there?

The front hole is right at the "foundation" so I thought about filling in the hole and then pounding some rebar where the hole was to discourage the critter. The other hole is at some old pallets that I have a bunch of wood I split. The split wood will be getting stacked in another location in the next few weeks and the pallets removed. When I find the hole when I pull the pallets, I'll do the same, fill and rebar it. I thought about using some QuickCrete in the holes but figured it would just dig another hole. I am going to take care of it/them permanently and I can do it quietly with a Ruger American Rimfire and a Spectre II.
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#2
I'm using a Moultrie 880.

As far as groundhogs, dump a couple bags of double bubble bubble gum down in the holes. Always worked around the farm growing up.
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You could always lay a conibear 440 over a couple holes as well. Maybe some snares. Not sure what the laws concerning trapping groundhogs are though and you have to get training to use snares legally too.
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Have you considered gassing them at night? That would stop holes from re-opening or moving, and a corpse in that underground area might discourage anyone else from moving in.

   
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gnbrotz;173909 Wrote:Have you considered gassing them at night? That would stop holes from re-opening or moving, and a corpse in that underground area might discourage anyone else from moving in.

Thanks Greg, didn't think about that but what about the smell when they decompose?

I'll have to look into those things and see what the mfg says.
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I can tell you first hand, rotting flesh is NOT a deterrent for groundhogs. I can't tell you how many body parts I've stuffed down in the groundhog holes here on the farm just to find the hole cleaned out in a week.



That didn't sound right...Angel

Gassing them out, smoking them out does not work either. They have a lot more tunnels and holes than you'll ever know.

I'm telling you, hand fulls of bubblegum, conibear traps or sit around for hours and just plain shooting them when they appear, these are your best options. There really is no way to get rid of them all though, they friggen breed like crazy. I shoot over a dozen of them every year.
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Mr_Gixxer;173911 Wrote:I'm telling you, hand fulls of bubblegum, conibear traps or sit around for hours and just plain shooting them when they appear, these are your best options. There really is no way to get rid of them all though, they friggen breed like crazy. I shoot over a dozen of them every year.

What's the theory on the bubblegum? Is there a chemical additive that's a deterrent, or are they just compelled to chew it all, which in turn, distracts them from digging?Smile
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gnbrotz;173922 Wrote:
Mr_Gixxer;173911 Wrote:I'm telling you, hand fulls of bubblegum, conibear traps or sit around for hours and just plain shooting them when they appear, these are your best options. There really is no way to get rid of them all though, they friggen breed like crazy. I shoot over a dozen of them every year.

What's the theory on the bubblegum? Is there a chemical additive that's a deterrent, or are they just compelled to chew it all, which in turn, distracts them from digging?Smile

Momma always said it clogs them up, momma knows best Wink. They love grape the most and they can't resist eating all of it at once and then they die.

They will come back though no matter what. It's just a normal everyday nuisance around here. Almost as bad as the rabbits and the holes they dig. Only way to keep them from digging up your yard is to eliminate your yard altogether. Pour your property with about 5 inches of concrete and you're set Big Grin
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