I don't live in prime rockchuck
country but it's within a day's drive.
As we proceeded Joe pointed out a rockchuck
, it may be called a groundhog in your part of the country, sunning himself on a very large rock about 300 yards out.
I defy anyone to be able to spot a rockchuck
in its natural surroundings with the naked eye at 1,000 yards.
It carries especially easily in a pick-up truck or jeep rifle rack always at the ready should a suitable target such as rockchuck
, badger, coyote, or jackrabbit present itself.
What we found was another pursuer of the groundhog, also known in other parts of the country as a rockchuck
, using what was then a brand-new rifle and cartridge.
In the upper Yellowstone Valley we had some immense gopher fields, a bit of rockchuck
shooting and prairie dog towns galore not too far away.
This device would have been handy for the Nevada rockchuck
and ground squirrel hunt I recently attended.
223 caliber is great for prairie dogs and maybe even rockchucks
, but as a serious military rifle it is pathetic.
There are Colorado seasons for rockchucks
(marmots), prairie dogs and even rattlesnakes, and bag limits on the number of rockchucks
and prairie rattlers.
He always kept his bow in his truck, and often, after delivering babies all night, he would head straight to a field near the hospital at sunrise to hunt rockchucks
for an hour or two.
In others, he describes the first time he killed a deer, two actually, with 14 shots; a summer spent living in tent reading classic literature before he left for Harvard; and his first date, at 14, which involved an out-of-town girl, two six packs of Coors, a rifle and a couple of dead rockchucks
As with most youngsters I started out hunting squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, and rockchucks