Tennessee ground hog advise

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  1. RetiredArmy

    RetiredArmy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Want to start hunting ground hogs. I live in middle Tn. (Just west of nashville). Looking for advise to get me started, IE- is there a feeding time I should be out, morning, evening all day?
    I have access to 2 or 3 different farms.
    Thanks Bill
     
  2. Lone Hunter

    Lone Hunter Silver $$ Contributor

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    I've shot them in the early morning, in middle of the day, and right at dusk. My advice is go where there are beans or clover and set up on a point where you can see good and glass all day. If no beans walk along the field edges and find where they come into a field and mark the holes for quick scanning. The young dumb ones are out now. Take a cooler and some food and enjoy the day. Also, if a coyote comes along, kill it quick. There's a bunch in your area.
     
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  3. Gabe22BR

    Gabe22BR Gold $$ Contributor

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    Best advice is go see the farmer- ask him . I bet he can tell you where, and probably when he’s seen them out.


    These here in West tn come out in morning & mid evening...
     
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  4. Bowkill02

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    As a kid we would walk with 22lr's and learn the farms we were hunting. Knowing where holes are really helps with glassing especially once crops start to get high. I agree that asking g the farmers can save so leg work too. We killed alot and had great fun when we went on walkabout.
     
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  5. MrMajestic

    MrMajestic Gold $$ Contributor

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    I must agree with speaking to the farmer, and take his kids some candy...
     
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  6. Greg Taylor

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    Are there actually chucks to shoot in TN? I used to live in Knoxville and I couldn't find any to save my life
     
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  7. Lone Hunter

    Lone Hunter Silver $$ Contributor

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    They are getting more and more plentiful. They went for a spell and not many around but seem to be making a comeback. If the state would let us kill coyotes when your supposed to (at night) I think there would be a lot more game animals around.
     
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  8. Eric73

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    They are still a few around but the yotes are plentiful. Set up and kill them all.
     
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  9. Eric73

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    I agree sir. TN needs to get their head out of there ass.
     

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