my grandmother called me yesterday evening to tell me that she had seen a groundhog eating the blooms off of her green beans. so i walked over at about 2000hrs (i live right beside of her) to look at the best place to shoot from. decided to shoot from her 12'x14' deck.
i started the morning sittin about 50yds from the bean rows on the deck with my trusty .17hmr and sure enough 0930 rolls around and out comes a groundhog. i reach over to get my earplugs. the darn thing seen me and ran off!!! so, i changed my position and waited again. i went ahead and put in my earplugs and got my rifle up, resting in the pocket of my shoulder and on the harris bi-pod. all id have to do was click off the safety. well sure enough at 1030 it came back. i moved my hand to click off the safety and the darn thing saw me again!!! so twice in an hour i had been outsmarted by a rodent!
well.... it wont outsmart me anymore!! i moved again... but this time to my back porch about 50yds away from the left edge of her garden. i didnt wait but about 10 minutes and saw something out of the corner of my eye. looked through my BSA sweet17 3x12x40mm and saw two groundhogs play fighting at 100yds. i waited...and waited...and waited. one ran off and the other sat directly in front of a black walnut tree. crosshairs directly in front of its ear...squeeze the trigger... groundhog, minus a head
third time i saw them... so that means.. third time was the charm