How to get rid of woodchucks?

Asked June 14, 2018, 11:08 AM EDT

I have woodchucks in my back yard. I noticed that they are crawling under my fence and setting up camp under my shed ...and walking around my whole yard. Some of them are very big. My question is how do I get rid of these animals? Thank you!

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1 Response

Shooting, live traps and fumigants are the normal control measures once the woodchucks have moved in.

Here are some resources to help you make a plan:
https://ask.extension.org/questions/203626
https://extension2.missouri.edu/g9452
https://extension.psu.edu/landowners-guide-to-wildlife-control-and-prevention-laws-in-pennsylvania

Some dogs that are quick can dispatch a woodchuck quickly if they are outside of the den.