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Old 03-18-2023, 09:01 AM   #1
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No signs of tunnels. I sprayed for grubs last year and the mole problem went away so I already sprayed again this year. Me and my neighbor have these dirt piles popping up. A few new ones each morning down close to the river.


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Old 03-18-2023, 09:10 AM   #2
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Dem be Gophers

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Old 03-18-2023, 09:26 AM   #3
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Make your own. https://youtu.be/7zPnTtF0Wk8
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Old 03-18-2023, 09:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-18-2023, 09:24 AM   #5
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Old 03-18-2023, 09:14 AM   #6
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Dadgum gophers!
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Old 03-18-2023, 09:21 AM   #7
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I have no idea what it is but I bet a gopher trap would come in handy.
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Old 03-18-2023, 09:24 AM   #8
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Guess maybe there is a tunnel between piles then but I canít see it. I will put a spike trap out there tonight.

Pretty funny that I have a gopher problem at the same time Iím constructing a putting green. Will post that in the DIY thread when done.

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Old 03-18-2023, 12:45 PM   #9
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Guess maybe there is a tunnel between piles then but I canít see it. I will put a spike trap out there tonight.

Pretty funny that I have a gopher problem at the same time Iím constructing a putting green. Will post that in the DIY thread when done.

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Yeah, spike trap ainít gonna work. If you dig up where the dirt pile is, youíll find the tunnels. Then set a gopher trap just inside the tunnel. Or you can just grab a lawn chair and wait. When it starts to close up the hole, pop it in the head with a 22.
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Old 03-18-2023, 01:25 PM   #10
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Yeah, spike trap ainít gonna work. If you dig up where the dirt pile is, youíll find the tunnels. Then set a gopher trap just inside the tunnel. Or you can just grab a lawn chair and wait. When it starts to close up the hole, pop it in the head with a 22.
Don't laugh but I read somewhere recently that an inch piece of Juicy Fruit gum will kill them. They can't digest the gum.
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Old 03-18-2023, 01:43 PM   #11
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Yeah, spike trap ainít gonna work. If you dig up where the dirt pile is, youíll find the tunnels. Then set a gopher trap just inside the tunnel. Or you can just grab a lawn chair and wait. When it starts to close up the hole, pop it in the head with a 22.
The last one I killed was with a Randall Raider .45 ACP, but I guess a .22 will work. Not nearly as dramatic (or traumatic) to the gopher though !
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:32 PM   #12
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Yeah, spike trap ainít gonna work. If you dig up where the dirt pile is, youíll find the tunnels. Then set a gopher trap just inside the tunnel. Or you can just grab a lawn chair and wait. When it starts to close up the hole, pop it in the head with a 22.

Sound like the fun way. My .22 Marlin is at the gunsmith for threading right now. Hoping he will call soon.


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Old 03-18-2023, 02:43 PM   #13
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Iíve shot a few but I donít have the patience for them. Some will try to cover the hole within 30 minutes and some will take a few hours. Usually the fresher the mound, the quicker they cover it up.
Now I have a bunch of traps. I can set those and go back to do whatever I was doing.
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Old 03-18-2023, 12:37 PM   #14
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Spike trap is for moles, you have gophers

Gopher Hawk is a good trap but they are pricey last time I looked
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:08 PM   #15
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I have them bad .Barely missed one with a pitch fork

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Old 03-18-2023, 02:12 PM   #16
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Stick a water hose in the hole, drink beer and wait with loaded shotgun.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:24 PM   #17
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Get the Rodent Blaster. That'll get anything and everything in that tunnel.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:26 PM   #18
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