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Gopher war!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cookie, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Last summer the gophers went wild and I have been trapping them every time I see a new burrow pop up. Yesterday I finally trapped the one that I have been trying to capture for quite a while . This gopher had the biggest tunnel I have seen and the gopher was huge. Almost big enough to ride it seems. Anyway in 2011 my wife brought home a libtard dog. I have been showing him gophers every time I trap one but he just sniffs it and licks it. So since the gopher was so big I gutted and skinned it and the moron dog still didn't eat the guts or the body. Which leads me to ask has anybody eaten gopher? I tossed the body before I thought about eating it. The meat is real red no tumors etc. and when I cut open the stomach it had green mush in it . Well duh Gophers are vegetarian . So are they good to eat?
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    you try and let me know.
     
  3. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts!
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Phosphene gas pellets can be bought from good farm chem suppliers and when put in the holes activate from the moisture in the soil to permeate the tunnels.
    Off label use but is most effective.
    Takes a chem class/permit to buy though. Another thing that helps is spray with a good broadleaf weed killer and dry up their main food attraction. They will move elsewhere.

    Handle with care !
    Do not breath fumes.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...mUgKgI&usg=AFQjCNFYbudIZCSySolafpd-RfFLphyDLQ
     
  5. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Here are a couple of recipes: https://sites.google.com/site/valleypocketgophers/home/cooking-the-gopher-harvest

    If the economy gets much worse, they will probably be a first rate source of protein in a few years. Bon appetit!
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    My 12ga 870 and gophers love ea other have blew about 40 out of the ground in the last 4 yrs pretty much gone except the neighbors don't exterminate so they encroch once in a while but the 870 is always ready to do it think. Got to trap the mole cause you can't get them to stick there heads up.
     
  8. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Gopher stew ? Ate a lot of silver gray stew when I was younger, it's excellent. Go for it.
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The ones we had would eat a cat....
    I shot one that poked his head out with a 45-70 that went 5 or 6 lb without his head. :D