precisely why I’m reluctant to share any information. More so as time goes by.I’ve seen four in east central Ohio. They were in on deep drainage bank in front of Walmart. I’m not sure I saw four all last year. Yotes purity much cleaned them out except around housing. Every female you shoot before ~ May 15th is probably killing four to six now.
Fifteen years ago I ran into a couple guys with a Ruger No 1 Swift who were not having much success. I helped them and they became proficient at shooting rock chucks. Then proceeded to wipe out most of the colony in the coulee by shooting them in March the following two years. I also took a kid to a place where I only let kids shoot because it is a good place for kids and found out the kid’s father took a couple of his buddies there and shot them pretty hard. I walked up to him at the annual meeting at the gun club and pretty much made it known to the entire club that I had told him that I reserve some spots for my kids and other kids to shoot and don’t shoot them myself so that the kids can have fun shooting 75 yard chucks.Nice I’ve seen a few here in Va on some of our warm days. I’m not going to shoot any till at least the end of May. I don’t want to kill any pregnant or nursing female hogs. The coyotes around here put a serious hurting on groundhog numbers. I trying to build up their numbers again like they used to be. I love to hunt them so I don’t want to wipe them out.
Kinda like not 'spreading the word' on your favorite morel mushroom grounds, completely understand!There isn’t a single one of us who isn’t as reluctant to share information except among ourselves any longer.