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Good hunting spots are where you
find them. And after covering a lot of
ground trying to walk up on a chuck,
but coming up empty, it didn't seem I'd
found a very good one. Especially after
I saw five on the ride home. But my
walk revealed enough opened-up holes
to suggest it was worth a return trip.
Sure enough, the next time out, I
spotted a groundhog along the edge of
the first field I entered. I found a solid
prop for the rifle and squeezed off an
80-yard shot. I missed cleanly, but the
chuck retreated only a few steps. And
when it sat upright moments later, my
next shot centered it.
While I'd planned to take the chuck
home intact, I field-dressed it on the
spot since my bullet already had started
the process. It clearly was the best way

to get it home cleanly. I thought my
knife had dulled as I worked to make
an incision. But when I removed the
diaphragm and freed the entrails, it
seemed just as sharp as I'd remembered. My skinning and boning knives
also found themselves with a tougher
job than their regular work of cutting
up deer and quartering rabbits.
Granted, those with experience
could probably give you a few tips to
make the task easier. And I didn't seek
advice, I just went to work. But suffice
it to say, groundhogs have thick and
tough skin that does its best to hold fast
around the legs and rump. It's a far cry
from peeling the skin off a rabbit or
pulling the hide off a deer, or running
your knife through its leg skin. There's
a lot of work to make slow progress, at

No matter the results, the hunting always is good on a beautiful day outdoors. Cleaning the young chuck
would require some effort, and the author thought he might see a little more meat in the pan. But it sure
looked good in the pressure cooker, seasoned and after a brine bath. Taste would be a deciding factor.
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