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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Rodents

Walked up, Trapping, Stalking

Best worked with as a team, consisting of a spotter and a shooter, hunting for rodents such as the prairie dog, alpine marmot, woodchuck, beaver or grey squirrel is a great way to fill your time between hunting seasons.

With whitetail or turkey hunting right around the corner, why don't you sharpen your accuracy on some pesky varmints? One way to get away from the targets at the local shooting range that won't put too much strain on your wallet.

Rodents build intricate burrows for families to survive harsh winters and hide from predators but come out to feed frequently- an ideal target time. Some species create a more challenging hunt than others. Grey squirrel hunting between lofty treelines is not the same as an open field pitted with prairie-dog-mines.

The same stealth needed for bigger game is also needed for these little critters. Once a hunter, always a hunter- be quiet, enter a forest quietly or an alpine field cautiously and the rodents will be there.

Basic Info

Varieties: Alpine Marmot, Prairi Dog, Woodchuck, (European) Beaver, Grey Squirrel

Scientific name: Rodentia

Size: length: 30 – 100 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg – 18 kg

Lifespan: 15 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Stalking, Walked Up, Hunting from a blind

Continent(s): Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia