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Jseime
April 6, 2005, 06:38 PM
ive been seeing gophers (richardsons ground squirrels) again and ive already got the .22 sighted in. im pumped about it.

do we have any other gopher hunters around here?

Twycross
April 7, 2005, 12:44 AM
Gophers used to be pests in my backyard. Then, after I got a .22 airgun, they mysteriously dissappeared. Wonder how that happened :D .
I guess I will have to get out and look for some more. I have heard rumors of a family that wants some gophers removed. They might dissappear too... :D :D :D

Jseime
April 7, 2005, 10:19 PM
ive made em disappear for some other people too. ive been stopped on mainstreet in town and handed .22 shells to go clean up pastures before :D

Avid Concealer
April 7, 2005, 10:21 PM
Wow, I can't even say I've ever even seen a gopher. Here ya go. Check out the videos. Perhaps you all have seen this. www.dogbegone.com

Double Naught Spy
April 7, 2005, 10:31 PM
I hate to tell you this, Jseime, but ground squirrels are not the same thing as gophers. While both are rodents, they are in different families, Geomyidae for gophers and Sciuridae for squirrels. Each has a very different life style. Gophers usually remain underground most of the time and harvest plants from below. Ground squirrels are surface feeders.

Prairie dogs are also in the squirrel family.

Fat White Boy
April 8, 2005, 02:16 AM
Ahhhh- Ground squirrles. I like my .22-250 on them. At 200 yds, they flip, at 100 yards they go flying, under 100yds there's a pink mist....

Jseime
April 9, 2005, 02:40 PM
I hate to tell you this, Jseime, but ground squirrels are not the same thing as gophers. While both are rodents, they are in different families, Geomyidae for gophers and Sciuridae for squirrels. Each has a very different life style. Gophers usually remain underground most of the time and harvest plants from below. Ground squirrels are surface feeders.

Prairie dogs are also in the squirrel family.

what we call gophers around here are what most people call prairie dogs. sorry about that. i had been told that the proper name for them was richardsons ground squirrel. its just a local lingo thing.

Jseime
April 14, 2005, 10:35 PM
i was out the other day with a couple friends and nailed 20 or so in about an hour. my friend with a 10/22 was amazed at my 597s accuracy and get this i didnt have a single jam- he had three!!! hahaha whos laughing now ruger guys (just jokes).

GUNSMOKE45441
April 16, 2005, 08:35 AM
Mn. has Striped gophers, SD. has striped gophers,Also a variation that looks like cross between the prarie dog,and a gopher called flickertails + they have prairie dogs.
Out here in WA. we have ground squirrels, which are different than the others. They have bushy tails, and are sneaky lil buggers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/gunsmoke45441/P7280012.jpg

Jseime
May 23, 2005, 07:39 PM
now the babies are out man. i need more ammo!!! (you know just in case they arm themselves)

molonlabe
May 23, 2005, 08:09 PM
Took out 14 from my back yard one summer in Wisconsin a couple of years ago with my RWS model 52. .177 pellet at 1000FPS. Actually I used heavier pellets for stability so it was probably in the 900fps range. Silent kills.