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Touchdown! #207478 07/19/2020 2:39 PM
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I've had some crazy stories in the past. This one is a whopper.
I was approached by some local football coaches about getting rid of groundhogs at the local HS football field. Seems the were digging holes under the concession satands, bleachers, and edges of the field. They wanted a "professional" to take care of it. I guess my reputation preceded me. I told the it was in city limits and would be tricky. They persisted.
I went to the Board of Ed. super, city police chief, and mayor. They knew me and gave me permission especially after I told them I'd be using my Quiet Gun.
A coach gave me a tour. They especially wanted rid of one under the visitor's concession stand.
[IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/h325/LarryRogers2/DSC01323.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds[/IMG]
It's the red building. I set up at the black pole with the time clock on top at 6 PM.
At 7PM the 'hog came out from the far right corner, crawled under the chain link fence and entered the field at the 40 yd. line. He then rushed toward me and finally stopped just across the goal line. I was tracking him with my Quiet Gun on my Bog Pod and PSR. I couldn't believe it. A 38 gr. HP Rem. subsonic ended a crazy set up.
I couldn't resist this photo
[IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/h325/LarryRogers2/DSC01321.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds[/IMG]
I let him count the touchdown, but penalied him entering the field illegally, being offsides (from the 5 groundhogs I was watching behind my back when he was running), and being apes..t crazy. The penalty was obviously DEATH. Imposed right then.
After this I went in the bleachers behind me and took 4 more from 35 to 73 yds. Got 2 the following Sunday. They were spooked. I'll be back today.
What a crazy story, but that's the way it was.
(Looks like I need a little help getting the photos up)

Re: Touchdown! [Re: wvhitman] #207479 07/19/2020 3:28 PM
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Well, that is different. Groundhogs frequent the playgrounds around here, but I always thought they were safe. Hmmm...

Re: Touchdown! [Re: cmnash] #207480 07/19/2020 5:00 PM
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did you kneel before you scored???


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Re: Touchdown! [Re: jamesfromjersey] #207481 07/19/2020 6:45 PM
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Doc, your one of a kind

Re: Touchdown! [Re: racksmasher1] #207482 07/19/2020 9:16 PM
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Well done Sir!

Re: Touchdown! [Re: Shortgun] #207483 07/20/2020 12:02 AM
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Way to go Doc! That was surely one of your most unusual posts!

Re: Touchdown! [Re: Pa. Mike] #207484 07/20/2020 1:52 AM
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That?s a terrible penalty to pay for being offsides ! Just exactly what is your ?quiet gun? ?

Re: Touchdown! [Re: Drycreek3189] #207485 07/20/2020 12:53 PM
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Awesome!


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I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: Touchdown! [Re: reflex264] #207488 07/20/2020 4:36 PM
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I don't kneel. Too old and too slow to get up. Besides someone might think I'm disrespecting our country.
drycreek, the penalty was for entering field illegally, making me sit in the hot sun, and disturbing my Sunday evening.
My Quiet Gun is a SSK Ruger MKIII with integral suppressor. Looks like a bull barrel to the uninformed. Killed about 400 groundhogs with it, longest at 101 yds. with Rem. subsonic.

Re: Touchdown! [Re: wvhitman] #207521 07/23/2020 12:22 PM
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Always entertaining Doc but this one was highly unusual...

Re: Touchdown! [Re: wvhitman] #207541 07/26/2020 1:38 AM
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
I don't kneel. Too old and too slow to get up. Besides someone might think I'm disrespecting our country.
drycreek, the penalty was for entering field illegally, making me sit in the hot sun, and disturbing my Sunday evening.
My Quiet Gun is a SSK Ruger MKIII with integral suppressor. Looks like a bull barrel to the uninformed. Killed about 400 groundhogs with it, longest at 101 yds. with Rem. subsonic.


That?s a long shot with a rimfire. Good shooting !

Re: Touchdown! [Re: jcp161] #207543 07/26/2020 4:59 AM
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Hey Doc, what did you do at half time, shoot aerial targets!!

Dick

Re: Touchdown! [Re: sixshot] #207544 07/26/2020 12:35 PM
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Dick, I was wishing the field had rocks like ID. Robert and I had a contest who could get the chucks to flip the most. Apparently, the bullets doing a pass through on the chucks creates enough force to get them to flip up. 2 complete flips were the norm, but we had several triples going 3-4' high. I got the biggie with my .250 AI and 85 gr. BT with quad flip at least 20 feet high! Only wished we thought enough to try to hit them in the air!
For half time I had to settle for the "fans" watching me sweat a couple of gallons of water from the 90-100% humidity.

Re: Touchdown! [Re: wvhitman] #207553 07/27/2020 9:06 PM
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Nice work!


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