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Gopher management in permanent and alfalfa pastures

Anyone have tricks that are not too time consuming to manage gophers in pasture? Here is a summary of advice I've had the past year:

-Trapping with the cinch traps can work, but is very time consuming

-A propane/O2 igniter that is supposed to create a shock wave and kill them didn't really work for me last year

-Some people mentioned putting bubble gum in the holes as when they eat it they can't digest and will rupture intestine?

-There are devices that will capture your Pickup exhaust gas, cool it, compress it and then you can inject into the holes to suffocate them?

-injecting poison pellets into the ground in hopes they find and eat them...

-Last person I talked to mentioned attracting great horn owls to your property as they will keep populations in check...


Those are all the ideas I've heard, managing hundreds of acres of alfalfa and don't have time to set cinch traps, "keep a gun" in the truck shoot them when seen, and the propane igniter didn't work. Seems like it might take 2 years or more to attract owls.

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