Getting rid of a woodchuck

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Big Chicken Little, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. I have a very destructive woodchuck. He avoids my trap as the garden has more variety. Have any of you found a successful method of getting rid of woodchucks ?
     
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

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    a gun ?
     
  3. njones

    njones In the Brooder

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    I heard that if you take a dish and put in antifreeze, a can of coke and marshmellows that is suppose to take care of woodchucks. Heard that from an old guy that works for the forest service that has to deal with chucks all the time. They are suppose to just love the coke and marshmellows and it covers the taste of the antifreeze. Good luck, I know how destructive woodchucks can be. I have a shed that they burrowed under. My Dad's car fell thru once. Chased him out of there and he took up residence in the old barn. We burned the barn.....got rid of him. (Barn fell down in a storm and was a safety hazard). We tell the neighbors that a match will work. Our chuck was gone before I heard of the antifreeze, but the antifreeze sounds much easier.
     
  4. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Songster

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    My method is a shot gun:cool:
     
  5. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    n.m lol
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

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    we found where he was going under our shed and placed a leg tap right next to a pile of apples and it did the trick. my son shot it after it was trapped.
     
  7. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Songster

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    They're really wary and extremely vigilant when they're above ground, so they can be elusive if your trying to shoot one.. I managed to get one with a Marlin 30/30 once, but that was only after several tries and a very lucky shot. They hear EXTREMELY well..

    I'd say, see if you can trap it. I've heard apple slices are the way to go, as far as bait..
     
  8. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

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    do
    you know where it lives
     
  9. danielbrown

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  10. Quote:I found his den ..2 holes 15 ft apart.... think I could start a smokey fire in one hole and shoot him when he comes out the other?
     

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