Predator Masters using UBB.threads ô Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at





PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Search Predator Masters

Topic Options
#3207841 - 07/12/19 09:23 PM Hunting Groundhogs in VA
Dogbone Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 370
Loc: Calabash, NC United States
It's been several years since I hunted groundhogs after moving to NC.

Going to ask you VA hunters a favor. My wife passed away two months ago and I'm looking for things to do. And since hunting groundhogs was always a passion of mine, I'm hoping one or more of my fellow hunters would be kind enough to invite me along on some hunts.

If you're interested, please PM me and let me know if we can work something out. Would be most appreciative. Thanks!
_________________________
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Top
#3207979 - 07/15/19 01:58 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
Dogbone Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 370
Loc: Calabash, NC United States
No takers huh? Thanks guys. frown Hard to believe there is no one out there willing to accommodate me!


Edited by Dogbone (07/22/19 02:46 PM)
_________________________
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Top
#3209067 - 08/01/19 09:46 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
Mtns2hunt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/26/16
Posts: 45
Loc: VA
I'm sorry for your loss.

I don't know what everyone thinks but I have access to plenty of land and used to shoot many groundhogs. But now I only see one or two a year. It appears in my area the coyotes have wiped them out. However, I can go into town and see a couple of dozen when driving around or dead on the road.

Just my opinion but asking someone to take you hunting on a public forum may not be the best way to find a hunting trip or spot. It's better to start net working by asking friends or relatives or acquaintances in person.

I even know individuals that advertise in the paper and offer a trespass fee. Plenty of opportunities; it just takes a bit more effort these days.

Top
#3209290 - 08/05/19 03:16 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
Dogbone Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 370
Loc: Calabash, NC United States
Thanks. Hope no one thinks I'm looking for sympathy.

Don't have any friends or relatives close to where I live or within a reasonable distance that hunt.

Thought this forum, on which I was very active awhile back, would be the best resource.

Since I don't live in VA (VA being the closest state to me with groundhogs), I don't have access to local papers and wouldn't even know where to begin to look. Hence my appeal to my fellow hunters via this forum.

But thanks again for at least answering my post.

PS. What I find interesting is back when I was posting on a regular basis, I was getting compliments on my posts from guys from VA and MD all the time. Wonder what happened to them? Thought for sure they would make me an offer. Oh well.


Edited by Dogbone (08/05/19 04:19 PM)
_________________________
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Top
#3209528 - 08/08/19 03:06 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
motown Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 05/04/13
Posts: 74
Loc: SE PA
I am in SE PA and we have the same problem mentioned earlier. Up until the past 4-5 years we used to be loaded with ghogs all around. Anymore we rarely see any at all unless they are around structures or along the side of highways.

Top
#3209584 - 08/09/19 11:29 AM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: motown]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 7665
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: motown
I am in SE PA and we have the same problem mentioned earlier. Up until the past 4-5 years we used to be loaded with ghogs all around. Anymore we rarely see any at all unless they are around structures or along the side of highways.


I am in Virginia and see the same scenerio. Groundhog hunting used to be a passion with countless hours in the hay fields each summer, and the rest of the year spent trying out new varmint rifles, loads and scopes. All that is gone now. The population dwindled here to the point that I havenít groundhog hunted in probably 5-6 years at least. Sad.

Top
#3209624 - 08/09/19 09:23 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
1lobo Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 399
Loc: Southern Indiana
Hello coyote, goodbye groundhog. There are very few of them anymore. Not like there used to be before coyotes came along. I suspect the contacts you knew, just don't have any places to shoot them anymore. They might be in populated areas, around farmsteads etc, but not out in the fields and fence rows where they used to be. Hope you find a place to hunt and get to exercise your old pastime again. It's going to be hard to do though.

Top
#3209640 - 08/09/19 11:06 PM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: 6mm06]
B23 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 2013
Loc: Pacific NW
Originally Posted By: 6mm06
Originally Posted By: motown
I am in SE PA and we have the same problem mentioned earlier. Up until the past 4-5 years we used to be loaded with ghogs all around. Anymore we rarely see any at all unless they are around structures or along the side of highways.


I am in Virginia and see the same scenerio. Groundhog hunting used to be a passion with countless hours in the hay fields each summer, and the rest of the year spent trying out new varmint rifles, loads and scopes. All that is gone now. The population dwindled here to the point that I havenít groundhog hunted in probably 5-6 years at least. Sad.



We have their smaller cousins, the Rock Chuck, out west, but we suffer from the same problem as the numbers have really dwindled over the last 15-20 years. Now, about the only time I see them is in and around areas where you can't shoot them. My sister has a boat load of rock chucks in the surrounding areas near her house, but the people that live in her gated community would have me locked up if showed up and started smoking them with my suppressed 17 WSM or 17 Hornet, but dam is it tempting.

Top
#3214223 - 10/06/19 10:11 AM Re: Hunting Groundhogs in VA [Re: Dogbone]
jim wallace Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 298
Loc: in a groundhog field somewhere
Yep hunted groundhogs for many years in VA . Use to get 50+ a year lucky if I see a couple a year now .

Top




© Predator Mastersô, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.