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    Just got home from another trip... 'Same area(s).

    Shot just as many if not more gophers than 3 weeks ago... 'Good times :-)

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    Sounds like a lot of fun......did you drive out there or fly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntervinni View Post
    Sounds like a lot of fun......did you drive out there or fly?

    These two trips we drove... Next one I think we'll fly to Regina, rent a truck and drive to the killing fields...
    Only thing with flying is you have to cut way down on the gear you take...

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    Very cool. I have a Savage A17 and willing to travel!

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    Did it again... 'Packed up the truck and headed out to Sask. for some more gopher shootin'...
    Went through almost 600 rounds of .17HMR and 300 rounds of .22lr.
    Now... Someone please come out with an affordable flying F150 so I can make these trips more often..!


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    Very cool pictures, I'm going to see my daughter and grand kids in Sasketchwan maybe in Oct probably hoping to hunt Jacks but might get to target these critters. My daughter friend husband might be able to take me out. Going to contact him soon.
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    crazy damage haha.

    alot of farmers out there need the gophers out. around my area there are next to none now, i guess we shot them all hahhaha

    dig holes in the middle of their fields, especially if they have livestock, farmers well find their l;ivestock with broken legs every now and again from the holes in the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    crazy damage haha.

    alot of farmers out there need the gophers out. around my area there are next to none now, i guess we shot them all hahhaha

    dig holes in the middle of their fields, especially if they have livestock, farmers well find their l;ivestock with broken legs every now and again from the holes in the ground.
    I don't believe gophers are or ever were a thing on Ontario... Do you mean "groundhogs"..?
    From talking to one of the farmers who's land we were shooting on there were four critters he asked to be shot on sight.

    1. Gophers
    2. Badgers
    3. Coyotes
    4. Ravens

    The foxes and weasels do more good than harm so... No need to cull them out.

    'Lesson learned this trip... I'm not so young and flexible as I used to be.. Lol.
    I brought a stool to sit on, but... ended up mostly sitting on the ground using the stool as a rest or... I'd lay prone. Fine for a bit, but... All day? No thanks.
    My companion, an older and much wiser fella employed an old camera tripod in conjunction with his folding field chair... 'Much better.
    Day two he borrowed unto me a second tripod he had laying around along with a split pool noodle to clip to my stock so as to protect it from scratches... Awsome.

    So... When I got home... 'Jump'd on Amazon for a $39 tripod, Went to PA for a "lazy Suzan" ball bearing spinny thing, a few other bits of hardware I had and adding a cradle from an old rest I never use... Voila..!






    The ball bearing Lazy Susan plate allows the cradle to smoothly spin 360 degrees...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaoler View Post
    I don't believe gophers are or ever were a thing on Ontario... Do you mean "groundhogs"..?
    From talking to one of the farmers who's land we were shooting on there were four critters he asked to be shot on sight.

    1. Gophers
    2. Badgers
    3. Coyotes
    4. Ravens

    The foxes and weasels do more good than harm so... No need to cull them out.

    'Lesson learned this trip... I'm not so young and flexible as I used to be.. Lol.
    I brought a stool to sit on, but... ended up mostly sitting on the ground using the stool as a rest or... I'd lay prone. Fine for a bit, but... All day? No thanks.
    My companion, an older and much wiser fella employed an old camera tripod in conjunction with his folding field chair... 'Much better.
    Day two he borrowed unto me a second tripod he had laying around along with a split pool noodle to clip to my stock so as to protect it from scratches... Awsome.

    So... When I got home... 'Jump'd on Amazon for a $39 tripod, Went to PA for a "lazy Suzan" ball bearing spinny thing, a few other bits of hardware I had and adding a cradle from an old rest I never use... Voila..!






    The ball bearing Lazy Susan plate allows the cradle to smoothly spin 360 degrees...

    ah yes i ment ground hogs, my mistake.

    never seen a badger around here yet,

    see alot of porcupines though, land owners usually want those gone as well as they make a mess of the pines and such.

    as for the stool, i hear you on that! lol! when we go for turkey i end up just dragging my deer hunting chair out there. to many days my back has been broken after the day from leaning on a tree or a crappy stool with no back rest.

    awesome little contraption you made there. whatever works right!?

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