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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: walleye101] #6931345
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Originally Posted by walleye101
and how much wood could those woodchucks chuck?

I don't think it's been determined that a woodchuck could chuck wood. grin Another great idea Keith, thanks. Nice pic Sniper!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: RV6] #6931398
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Originally Posted by RV6
I was gonna say 40 lbs of meat from an average deer. 2lbs of meat from the average woodchuck. I'd rather butcher 1 deer than 20 Whistle pigs though. The ones worth skinning always stink. Which reminds me I stuffed 2 woodchucks in a sealed bucket with an airlock on it going on 3 years ago... Aughta be ready for coyotes right about now.

That must be one small deer.

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6931403
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My final math, done all up in my head with my giant Yankee brain lol, is this. I figure a good average deer at 130, yielding 60lbs of meat. I figure a groundhog at 6lbs only produces 1 1/2 lbs of meat. So, 40 Ghogs would be a ballpark equivalent to a deer. Does this sound about right?


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6931415
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You all need to stop shooting those small deer.240 pounds all dressed out.
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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6932520
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Thanks Keith. I've been eating groundhogs all my life, I don't mind the big old ones either. The way I cook them, they're all good. Good point about the pig though. I would have to make a makeshift cage of sorts to haul the pig home. Also, I do have one of Jayme's skinners that is set up for my truck hitch.

In this heat, how long would a fella have to get the meat in the fridge? You know I'm slow moving lol.


in my temps of 80 to 90 degrees they are starting to get green in the belly and swell with in a hour in the bed of my truck.

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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6932524
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Originally Posted by Catch22
To equal the same amount of meat from a average deer?

Why? are you that hungry?


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6932526
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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6932532
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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: 330-Trapper] #6932705
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by Catch22
To equal the same amount of meat from a average deer?

Why? are you that hungry?

Yes, I need meat lol!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6932737
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It would be a cold day when I would be eating chucks.


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: The Beav] #6932746
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Originally Posted by The Beav
It would be a cold day when I would be eating chucks.

They're delicious Beav. Nothing but goodness, just a lot of work to get 40 in the freezer.


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6934820
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by The Beav
It would be a cold day when I would be eating chucks.

They're delicious Beav. Nothing but goodness, just a lot of work to get 40 in the freezer.


I will take you work on that. lol


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Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Catch22] #6934922
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I don't know how many it would take to equal a deer, but got one eating out of the feedlot bunks that would make a heck of a carcass. Not sure after the fat cooked off you would have much left, but that thing looks as wide as it is long when we see it bailing out of bunks. laugh

Re: How many groundhogs would it take [Re: Bruce T] #6935017
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
You all need to stop shooting those small deer.240 pounds all dressed out.

Id rather eat one that dresses out at 120-150 unless 95% of it goes through the grinder first...

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