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Old 09-11-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Killing Chipmunks

Everyone is telling me I'm a ******** for wanting to kill these ******* things, but I feel that I have no choice.

The mice are gone (from what I know), but now these peeping ***** are running all around the outside of the house. They fight and get into these brawls as I watch them claw each other's face, going into a whirlwind type attack. As they fight they make so much noise that its driving me crazy. Sometimes they peep and peep for half the day!!

I know where they live and I see them regularly throughout the day. They're fast as **** so I'll likely only have one shot to get them. This Gamo PT80 that I had from years ago is still around, but I'm wondering if I should get a rifle type gun with a scope.

What do you guys think? Any advice on a nice, affordable little chipmunk shooter? I have a slingshot and I'm a god damn scientist with that thing, but I'd rather just have something I can keep on the desk to just blip them in the head real quick.
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If your in a place with neighbors then a .22 is probably out of the question so I'd just go with some sort of air rifle if you want to shoot them. You do not need a scope, you'd have to sight it in and even then it wouldn't make things any easier when shooting at a fast moving little thing. Since you know where they live and where they like to spend there time, I'd suggest you try to trap them.
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My parents have ground squirrels that like to dig all sorts of holes around the yard. Living in the country means that the .22 is used. Kill them, they are pests.
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Gotta go with Gearhead's suggestion.

You can get a powerful air rifle with iron sights that should do what you need. It's quiet, accurate, and can be used safely in a pretty close neighborhood.

I thin out our population, or they try to move indoors as the temperature drops.
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Wait...you want to kill them because they making a tiny chirping noise? That's logical....

Next thing we'll hear is that all the birds and insects are driving you nuts and you need to find a way to take them out as well. Sheesh.
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My buddy killed all of his with a 5 gal bucket filled with water. Then float sun flower seeds on the water. They jump in, and guess what, that's not a huge bucket of sunflower seeds. bitches. I like them, but they are loud in the morning.
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^^^ lol..

And yeah, they are pests. Don't feel bad for wanting to off them. Sounds like your problem with the chipmunks is similar to mine with racoons.

Just make sure you leave Alvin and his buddies alone. They are hella dope.

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Another member had a problem with chipmunks digging under his walk. He got a live trap and carried them a few blocks away, until he realized they were like homing pigeons. Once he carried them several miles away, he was able to thin the herd down to -0-
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Bird shot? Also I had a bb gun, it was the cheapest crossman co2 bb pistol. I killed large amounts of birds and rats with it.
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My buddy killed all of his with a 5 gal bucket filled with water. Then float sun flower seeds on the water. They jump in, and guess what, that's not a huge bucket of sunflower seeds. bitches. I like them, but they are loud in the morning.
Way too cruel. If your gonna kill them do it quickly and with some compassion, not so they slowly die in what I consider to be a pretty terrible manner. If you just want them gone get a 5 gal bucket with a lid, make a trap door with whatever food they like glued to the top of the door, they step on the trap door and fall down and can not get back out. Take the bucket full of chipmunks into the woods and let 'em go.
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Take the bucket full of chipmunks into the woods and let 'em go kitchen and make stew.
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get a .22 pellet gun. i have one and it does work on little critters.

http://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-quest-22.html


something like this but with a little more fps. i think mine is closer to 1k.
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Pelts. Make fancy laces covers for your steel toe boots.
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Pelts. Make fancy laces covers for your steel toe boots.
Best response so far.
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Aguila Subsonic .22lr ammo is quiet enough to shoot almost anywhere...
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if you'd have just sacked up and adopted a couple kitties, you'd be dominating those little ******* right now
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lol

Thanks for the help guys.

Doppel buddy, its not just the noise they make, which really is enough to drive me crazy. Its also the fact that they're going under the house in the crawl space. The other animals don't bother me much. Matter a fact I hung a hummingbird feeder last week and we already have a family of them that hang around.

We stopped by my parents house yesterday and my sister-in-laws sided with my gf in saying that I'm an ******* for wanting to shoot them. Regardless, I've decided to buy a decent little vermin rifle. I haven't found the right one yet, but for now I ordered some ammo for the pistol and I'll work with what I have.

BTW, pusha, I cant do the cat thing. I'm super allergic to them. Always have been. Plus we have the 2 small dogs.
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[Providing it's legal to kill the species in your area]

This will sounds shitty, but put up a bird feeder and stock it with seed. Let the chipmunks eat from it and restock anything they eat, without ******* with them for a few days. Then, one day, BAM! Start shooting those little *******. Kill them, kill them all and if any more come back, kill them too.

You need to get this done before winter. I am jelly of your opportunity.
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