<span style="font-weight: bold">Anyone else use their front end loaders for groundhogs? If so feel free to post some success pics.</span>
I took my .54 Lyman Deerstalker (shooting patched roundballs) out tonight. I love stalking the fields with knee high grass with the flintlock. As much as I enjoy the centerfire rifles and the longer shots, there is just something about close shooting that I really enjoy, especially with the smoke wagon.
Anyhow, I got four out of six tonight over a period of an hour and a half. I missed one at 80 yards and one around 40 yards away. The kills ranged from 30 to 60 yards. I didn't get a picture of the second woodchuck as I was preoccupied with sneaking up on some other woodchucks popping up further down the line, post shot.
I haven't used my flinter on chucks in years. I do nail at least a few every year with a cap and ball revolver
How do you cook em?
Even though I advocate eating what one kills, I gave up on eating woodchucks years ago. I've found that they are consumed by other animals in short order, so I'm just helping out the food chain by leaving them afield.