Mole hunting with a .22?

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    seriously though. you could try to flood them out. Just put the waterhose down one of the holes and let it rip. Then stand back with a .22 and wait. If they dont come up they drown.. its a win win.
  2. Big Shrek

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    Buy a can. $200 tax stamp + whichever silencer you prefer...MUCH quieter :D
  3. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

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    I said I have plenty of land for a .22 to not be heard by neighbors, I was saying I don't have enough land for a pound of Semtex :D
  4. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

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    I like the way you think! :D
  5. G-Mann

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    The trouble with mole hunting, or just waiting for the top soil to rise to whack em with a shovel is that they can detect movement from you walking around up to 20 ft away. I have killed a few but, it takes a lot of patients.
  6. jrinfoley

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    I have popped a few with my Ruger MKI. Just luck though, I was out in the yard with my pistol when I saw them tunneling right in front of me both times. Actively hunting them would be frustrating though.
  7. GERTIEGUY

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    I've also have done the walk down-smash the runs, then go out and look for new dirt, put a large nail, spike,stick, anything to block off the ends on both sides of the new dirt. Take your garden hose and stick into the run and turn the water on and wait, moles need air so they will start sticking their head or nose up (see the dirt moving) and I take them with a 22 CB.
  8. Jim Hauff

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    Screw it, just call in an air strike.
  9. fuzebox40

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    I run an exshaust line off my generator into the hole to gas'em. The water hose rarely ever works for me, too many tunels. It usually results in hundreds of gallons of wasted water. Any gas powered engine works but you gotta use a metal flex hose on it, oven gas line for example.
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