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Old 09-08-2007, 04:28 PM
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Question Are there any groudhogs in Saskatchewan?

Are there any groundhogs in Saskatchewan and where in Saskatchewan are they.
I want too shoot them with my Weatherby Vangaurd SS in .243 WIN shooting 55gr. Ballistic Tips. I put a Rock mount bipod, Tasco 2.5-10X42mm scope, and Kolpin sling on it. Is this a good choice?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:10 PM
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Where in Sask?

I cant remember seeing any in southern sask at all.....

And I am also not sure, but I think they are considered fur-bearers and are protected in areas of sask......might want to check the synopsis!!

Im gonna research it a bit myself!
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:25 PM
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http://www.se.gov.sk.ca/fishwild/hun...rs%20Guide.pdf


Couldnt find anything at all relating to groundhogs....
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:06 AM
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I have never heard of any here at all either... They are more to the east (ontario and & east of there)

The rig that you have set up would be great for gophers though... and coyotes!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:51 PM
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i think its too cold for hogs, just wondering, BTW, proboaly goin for `yotes at a butchers farm soon,
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they're here alright...
mostly central, north central areas though,in the fur block.
they're makin a comeback but you'd be hard pressed to make a hunt out of it.I only saw 2 last year.
that .243 will reach out for yotes,get a call and have some fun.Sunday is open for yotes in Sk.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:30 PM
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Mini, any rifle that fits you and you shoot it well is a good choice.
When you graduate to larger animals, big deer, moose and above, you will wand a larger caliber. Shot placement is the key!
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:19 PM
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I won't use my .243 on anything larger than small black bears until I am very, very experienced. Hopefully next gun will be Savage M114 in 7MM Rem with 3-9X42MM scope and sling. That'll kill 'em really dead.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:32 PM
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Actually the .243 will kill them just as dead... My mulie last year fell in his tracks to my 6mm...
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:45 PM
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I doubt that 6MM would work as well on elk or moose as a 7MM would though.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:58 PM
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Elk n Moose are a whole nuther story...a 7mag or a simple 3006 will be good, or the 270. A lot depends on your physical size and how well it fits and you shoot it!
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