3 Best Caliber For Groundhog Hunting

Updated on: August 2022

Best Caliber For Groundhog Hunting in 2022


22 Caliber Rifle Shooting

22 Caliber Rifle Shooting
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

High Caliber AR500 1/2" Thick Animal Silhouette Targets - For precision practice Groundhog, Prairie Dog, Woodchuck (Groundhog #1, 05x09)

High Caliber AR500 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Includes: One 5" x 9" x 1/2" Groundhog AR500 Target - All AR500 steel is made in the USA and targets are cut in our own facility in the Midwest.
  • AR500 steel is a special high carbon steel hardened to withstand repeated shots, bullets simply bounce off or vaporize upon impact. Targets will last forever with proper use.
  • 1/2" AR500 targets easily withstand rifle rounds up to 338. 1/2" are the preferred thickness for rifles used in heavy Club use or Military / Police training. Ensure speed of bullet is below 2900fps at point of impact to avoid pitting.
  • All targets come painted flat black (for FREE!) to prevent rust and corrosion. White, Orange, and Red Available upon request(for FREE), please contact us before your order ships for color changes
  • Targets come with 5/8" hole and are ready to hang and shoot as soon as you receive them.

High Caliber AR500 1/4" Thick Animal Silhouette Targets - for Precision Practice Groundhog Prairie Dog Woodchuck(Groundhog #1, 05x09)

High Caliber AR500 1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Includes: One 05" x 9" x 1/4"Groundhog AR500 Target - All AR500 steel is made in the USA and targets are cut in our own facility in the Midwest.
  • AR500 steel is a special high carbon steel hardened to withstand repeated shots, bullets simply bounce off or vaporize upon impact. Targets will last forever with proper use.
  • 1/4" AR500 targets are rated for all pistols. 1/4" is reccomended for pistols only, for rifle rounds we recommend using 3/8" (Search B07D1WB2V8) or 1/2" AR500 (Search B079SW1VF5)
  • All targets come painted flat black (for FREE!) to prevent rust and corrosion. White, Orange, and Red Available upon request(for FREE), please contact us before your order ships for color changes
  • Targets come with mounting holes and are ready to hang and shoot as soon as you receive them.

Natural Methods of Keeping Groundhogs Out of Your Garden

Groundhogs love to steal, eat and trample your plants, but there are natural methods of keeping groundhogs out of your garden.

Noise and Motion

Groundhogs can be pretty big and invasive, but they do have their fears. Noise and motion are scary to groundhogs, and if your garden is a scary place it is less likely for a groundhog to visit it for a mid day snack.

Pinwheels

Pinwheels are an inexpensive and whimsical method of keeping groundhogs out of your garden. These small wonders provide natural motion and sound that will scare off groundhogs. You can make your own pinwheel easily using paper and plant stakes and a few other common items. Placing these around your commonly eaten plants is a natural method of keeping groundhogs out of your garden.

Aluminum Pans

Another natural way to instill fear in groundhogs is making it noisy. You can do this by adding aluminum pans to your fence or from trees. You can also hang noisy items from garden stakes in between the rows in your garden. When the items bang together the noise will terrify the groundhogs and the will learn to keep out of your garden.

Smell and Taste

Just like humans groundhogs do not want to eat things that smell and taste badly. This method of keeping groundhogs out of your garden relies on natural items that smell and taste unpleasant to groundhogs.

Pepper Sauce Spray

In a spray bottle mix together about an 1/8th cup of pepper sauce and water. Spray this on all of the plants you want to keep safe from groundhogs. The groundhog will hate the burning taste from the pepper sauce. He will worn his groundhog buddies to keep out of your garden. Make sure to spray the mixture on your plants after heavy rain and watering to keep the strength in tact.

Peppermint Plants

Another natural method of keeping groundhogs out of your garden is with peppermint plants. Planting peppermint near the entrance and around the border of your garden will deter these common inconveniences. Groundhogs do not like peppermint and will stay away from it.

These natural methods of keeping groundhogs out of your garden are easy and inexpensive. Try these methods to keep your groundhogs under control and your garden happy!

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