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    Posted: 26 January 2017 at 07:39
I saw my first gopher of the year yesterday.

The city 'phers come out be for the country 'phers.
The one I saw was at the junior high school foot ball field.
It in not uncommon to start seeing them In January .

Just saying !!!



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Are their pelts still prime?




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2017 at 12:21
Should be.
Won't start to rub till March , right after they drop there antlers
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No shooting, wait till april 28th!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VarmintGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2017 at 08:31
D4570: What city was this Gopher sighting in?
I don't expect to see any Gophers around here (SW Montana
at 5,200'+) for two months or so.
Yeah come on spring - we got another 6" of snow last night
on top of what we already had.
The good news is the north wind is howling and thinning the
snow pack out on the flats.
Hold into the wind
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Varmint Guy;

I strongly suspect that it was within the environs of
Lesser Falls.

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P.S. You do know that the much larger waterfalls are some
miles downstream don't you?

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Some haven't made the migration yet?


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I happen to have extra Dixie straws for that chippy if you need!


...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Did you get a shot at him deaddog?

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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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He'll be an easy one to track.


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watch for 'the plague' on that straw!!
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Guys: Well the good news IS I saw my first Gopher (here
at 5,400' elevation) yesterday (February 22nd) but the
bad news IS he was in my yard!
19 years ago (when I moved to Dillon, Montana) Ground
Squirrels were prevalent in the wild (6 to 20 per acre)
and much more prevalent in cultivated fields (80 to 200
per acre).
Now they are invading yards in suburbia and vacant lots
inside city limits!
I don't mind the Gopher holes that have started appearing
in my yard a couple years ago as much as the Badgers
"enlarging" those holes into dangerous caves that peeves
me.
Weather is changing back from warm on the 22nd to well
under freezing continually for the next 6 days - so the
Gopher sighting may be a "loner" for a week or so?
Come on Spring!
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Thunder snow here tonight. Expecting 14"

Maybe the Richardson ground squirrel will work its way this way to a
more moderate climate?


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that gopher must have snowshoes!!!!
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hey bear, ya sure that ain't the "guy" from PA????or
maybe his cousin...look at pic again and you can see his
shadow...6 more weeks of mating he's thinking!
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