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No. 8 whistle pig

#1 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Number eight whistle pig whistled its last tune today, can`t believe there were so many.
Hip, hip hurray for the no. 4 buckshot. :)
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#2 Post by BlaineG » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:25 pm

The younger ones eat pretty good. Par boil to skim off the fat. Fry like rabbit. :wink:
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#3 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 pm

:D

My grandfather called them whistle pigs, Haven't heard that in a long time! :lol:

Bet that buckshot made a mess!

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#4 Post by iceman » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:33 pm

Used to shoot a lot of them around here. Usually in hay fields after they were cut. My favorite rifle was a 22 hornet (BRNO with double set triggers). Haven't seen as many lately, the coyote population has gone up though.
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#5 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:39 pm

Fox get em to eat Blaine. :)

Got the name from GunnyMack jb the ole timer.
That 4 buck is that light load stuff i bought, no mess at all in fact the pellets don`t go through at 20 yards.

Lots of yotes and fox here but they must not like them iceman.
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#6 Post by iceman » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Most of the old hay fields and pastures are now planted in soy and corn. Cows don't leave the barn anymore, pastures used to be the best place to look for them.
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#7 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:24 pm

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Fox get em to eat Blaine. :)

Got the name from GunnyMack jb the ole timer.
That 4 buck is that light load stuff i bought, no mess at all in fact the pellets don`t go through at 20 yards.

Lots of yotes and fox here but they must not like them iceman.
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I spent a lot of time on my family's farms growing up looking for those little buggers. I had a cousin with a couple hundred acres not far from me who would give me $10 a piece for every woodchuck I brought him. They were murder on the soy beans. Best shot ever was at my last place. I walked of 436 paces from my back porch to one very dead woodchuck. That was with my Sako .222 Rem. It's one of those rifles that you just know where the bullet is going to go. That and I shot it just about every day back then. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've shot the thing in at least ten years. Gonna have to fix that! :D

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#8 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:58 pm

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 pm
:D

My grandfather called them whistle pigs, Haven't heard that in a long time! :lol:

Bet that buckshot made a mess!

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My FIL did as well! First time I ever heard that expression was from him, about 1989... :D
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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#9 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:24 am

Pitchy, I just found a Light Game Slug from Ballistic Products. It's a special wad for the small gauges that carries a single piece of buckshot. I ordered a pack of 410 and for my 28ga.
The 410 loads are making almost 2400 FPS!
These little buggers would certainly wreck a pigs day.
Sadly I lost my ground hog farm, owner got dementia, nursing home, passed and estate sold the farm to someone that turned it into horse farm... NO HUNTING.
Last pig I shot there was a sneaky devil, I could just see the front of its head at 200 poking thru the hedge row. I know my 17 Rem with a 6.5-20x was up to the task. I drilled him just above the nose between the eyes, not even a twitch.

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#10 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:28 am

Cool beans fellars and some good shootin, these pigs come right in the yard to eat grass and had a few that lived under the porch but no more.
I see something dragged off the carcass in the night. :)
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#11 Post by M. M. Wright » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:46 am

I wish something would drag off the one that keeps burrowing down beside my basement. My niece has a pit bull that kills one pretty often. Maybe he'll get that one someday. I've shot several that occupied that burrow but I guess others squat there as soon as one goes away. Makes good practice for the 92 in 32-20.
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#12 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:01 am

There is always the ammonia trick if you are in an area where you cant shoot.
Cover the back door hole with plywood and a few rocks,concrete block, then pour a gallon of ammonia down the front door, cover the hole like back door and walk away. Ammonia fumes will sink all the way into the hole and suffocate the GH.dont need to worry about disposing with the carcass either.

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#13 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:14 am

Will have to remember that one Gunny, Ron i hope ya get yours under control.
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#14 Post by OldWin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:20 am

Good job buddy!
You can pipe engine exhaust in the holes too. Then they get a permanent dirt nap.
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#15 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:31 am

OldWin wrote:
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Good job buddy!
You can pipe engine exhaust in the holes too. Then they get a permanent dirt nap.
Used to do that trick with gofers, use a real smoky engine and ya can see smoke coming out of the ground all over the yard.
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#16 Post by 3leggedturtle » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am

Thought you were feeding the one? Are the skunks gone too? Todd/3leg
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#17 Post by Pitchy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:14 am

Feeding a couple pet chippys, havn`t seen any skunks in a while.
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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#18 Post by octagon » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:27 am

Pitchy check out Doc Watson's great tune "groundhog" on you tube :D

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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#19 Post by Ray » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:56 am

Scraped thin and well greased groundhog or woodchuck leather was supposedly the preferred muzzleloading round ball patching material.....

There are youtube videos that have tried to replicate leathern patches with much scraped and stretched goat hides with mixed results.....hard to get the leather thin enough for standard sized balls but the experimenters admit it might have been an option if all you had were much undersized balls.....
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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#20 Post by Pitchy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:59 am

octagon wrote:
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Pitchy check out Doc Watson's great tune "groundhog" on you tube :D
:lol: cool.
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#21 Post by Nath » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:01 am
There is always the ammonia trick if you are in an area where you cant shoot.
Cover the back door hole with plywood and a few rocks,concrete block, then pour a gallon of ammonia down the front door, cover the hole like back door and walk away. Ammonia fumes will sink all the way into the hole and suffocate the GH.dont need to worry about disposing with the carcass either.
Rather be shot by Pitchy than that :|
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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#22 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:48 am

Pitchy need to scale down/up one of his mouse/bear traps for those ground hogs.
Even better would be if he could get the video camera set up to record it so we could his masterpiece in action.

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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#23 Post by Pitchy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:32 pm

The fear i have with any kind of large trap is something getting in it i don`t want in it, if i set one up and wasn`t around and one of the grad kids get caught in it i`d never get over it.
I have high hopes number 8 is the last one for a while, i appreciate your interest in my home made traps Gunny but to risky. :)
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#24 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Ah now, I wasn't aware of little folks in your neck of the woods.
I understand the reluctance to set bigger traps. I know I sure wouldn't want to see a pet get into one!
Had a buddy in college that raised rabbits for food/sale. The darned feral cats would cause havoc with his bunnies. He checked out a book from the library on dead fall traps. Next thing I know he has his yard set up like a medieval dungeon with all sorts of stuff. Never got a single cat!
Once we learned the puddy tats hung out at the village dumpsters we put a big dent in the feral population! POP-.22, cat falls into dumpster.

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Re: No. 8 whistle pig

#25 Post by Pitchy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Don`t think we`re not on the same page, i wanted to set that large mouse trap out for the chucks real bad but my luck the neighbors favorite pet would of some how found its way into it. :roll:
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