Archive for the ‘Ground Squirrels’ Category

Ground Squirrel Hunting – Edgun PCP Air Rifle

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Ground Squirrel Hunting

Fun shooting with the Edgun PCP Air Rifle.

Watch how it’s done!  And help control the rodent population in your area in the process!

Varmint control at it’s finest…with a grin on your face, of course.

Enjoy the video!

 

Spring Varmint Shooting – Ground Squirrels

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Shooting Ground Squirrels – Spring Varmint Control

A beautiful spring day in the Советская Социалистическая Республика Калифорния. Spent about an hour slaughtering representative examples of the species Spermophilus beecheyi (better known as a local ground squirrel), a broadly distributed and very common rodent pest of the Western US. Animals featured in this video were definitely harmed during its production along with about 30 others that did not make the cut. Folks who are “sympathetic to animals” will not be pleased; to which I say “tough s___.”

 

Ground Squirrel Hunting – .17 HMR Rifle Stands Out

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Ground Squirrel overpopulation meets the .17 HMR rifle.

Over 200 ground squirrels shot in a 2 day period.  Once again, the .17 HMR proves it’s ability as a fast, flat shooter for small varmints.

Check it out:

Ground Squirrels Meet High Velocity Rifle

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Ground Squirrels Meet High Velocity Rifle

Rock Rats hit at high velocity.

Some great footage of high velocity shooting at ground squirrels.

Varmint Hunting – Sage Rats – Burns, OR

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Varmint Hunting in Burns, OR for Sage Rats / Ground Squirrels

Watch for some great shots…..

Shooting Squirrels Necessary For Pest Control

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ground Squirrels cause lots of damage in pastures and crops and their holes can cripple cattle and horses.  Pest control methods such as poisoning, etc. is too expensive.  So, you call out the snipers to reduce the population.

Enjoy the ground squirrel hunting video below.

– flatlander

Hooked on Crack? Shooting Wyoming Ground Squirrels.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I read an article put out by the Colorado State University Extension Office where they were discussing the damage and control of the Wyoming Ground Squirrel populations.  Among the various control methods was, of course, shooting.

Here’s an excerpt from this article:

“Shooting

Small, isolated colonies of Wyoming ground squirrels can be effectively controlled by shooting. Shooting lowers the population by removing individuals and disrupting their life cycle. However, if there are other colonies of ground squirrels nearby, individuals from those populations will migrate into the area where squirrels are being removed. For effective control of problem ground squirrels, a population must be kept under constant shooting pressure.”

Ahh….  music to my ears!  Keep them under “constant shooting pressure”. Makes me want to get out and send a few .17 HMR Hornady V-Max bullets down range!

There’s nothing like hearing the crack of the rifle and smelling the burnt gun powder out in the field!  I guess if you’re going to be on crack, that’s the crack to be on.

Take a kid hunting – teach them gun safety – get them out in the field.  Get ‘em hooked on the crack of rifles and pistols and you won’t find them in trouble on the streets.

– flatlander